We are happy to announce that we will be running Emerging Producer, Emerging DJ and Emerging Visual Artist competitions in the run up to the 2017 event. AVA is committed to showcasing the best in both local and international talent, so are delighted to help shine a light on the thriving underground emerging scene.
EMERGING PRODUCER COMPETITION
The Emerging Producer competition will see AVA team up with Native Instruments and Extended Play. The winning track and producer will be signed to Extended Play as well as securing a feature on the FMB Blog and airtime on BBC’s Across The Line. On top of this they will receive tech support from Native instruments and mentoring and artist development support from JMX & T-BONE.
EMERGING DJ COMPETITION
The Emerging DJ competition will see AVA collaborate with Belfast Underground Records, which gives the opportunity for an up and coming DJ to showcase their skills in a 30 minute mini mix, with 3 finalists performing in a live final on Belfast Underground Records Radio. The winning DJ will join the AVA 2017 lineup and perform at the festival as well as showcase on Belfast Underground Records Radio.
EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST COMPETITION
The new Emerging Visual Artist competition will see AVA co-partner with Dazed & Confused, Bullitt Hotel and Belfast Photo Festival to offer an artist with significant potential and creativity both media & City-wide exposure. The three categories include photography, moving image or audio-visual arts. The theme for 2017s Emerging Visual Artist is Belfast and the prize is open to emerging artists of all ages and career paths. The finalists will be showcased across AVA Festival & Conference 2017. There will be a shortlist made in each category with one overall Visual Artist winner that will get a feature in Dazed & Confused. The highest ranked Photography entry will be selected to do an AVA Festival Photo Diary that will be showcased by a selected publication. The shortlisted moving image and audio-visual entries will be showcased across the city and at AVA Festival.
CRITERIA FOR ENTRY
Application deadline May 5th 2017
Application, criteria and more information can be found here – www.hiive.co.uk/AVAFestival