Showcase Scotland Expo is concerned with delivering a strategic approach to providing the maximum public benefit to Scotland by supporting and developing artists from Scotland.
This will offer public benefit culturally, artistically, socially and economically and strengthens the cultural environment of Scotland. Showcase Scotland Expo is supported by Creative Scotland and PRS for Music Foundation
Another busy year has flown by and we are now looking forward to an even busier 2020. As well as The Visit and events like Folk Alliance and Womex, Showcase Scotland Expo along with Woodfordia inc in Australia is behind the biggest event we have ever organised. The Year of Scotland in Australia 2020 (#YOSA2020) kicks off at Hogmanay at the Woodford Folk Festival with the mighty Elephant Sessions, Brìghde Chaimbeul & Siobhan Miller. It carries on for the full year before finishing up back where at started at Hogmanay 2020/21.
Our aim is to further the live export opportunities for Scottish based artists working in the genres of folk, traditional, Scots, Gaelic, world and acoustic music. We aim to forge relationships with overseas music trade events and to lobby for showcase opportunities for Scottish based artists.
We also produce The Visit an inward bound mission for the overseas music industry, which targets industry from key territories to visit Scotland to see if our best musicians perform and meet the wider Scottish music industry.