We are happy to announce that we will be running Emerging Producer, Emerging DJ and Emerging Visual Artist programmes in the run up to the 2018 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 PROGRAMME
The Emerging Producer programmes will see AVA team up with Native Instruments and Extended Play. The winning track and producer will be signed to Extended Play. On top of this they will receive tech support from Native instruments and mentoring and artist development support from JMX & T-BONE.
EMERGING DJ PROGRAMME
The Emerging DJ programmes 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 2018 lineup and perform at the festival as well as showcase on Belfast Underground Records Radio.
EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST PROGRAMME
The Emerging Visual Artist programmes will see AVA co-partner with 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 2018s Emerging Visual Artist is Movement and the prize is open to emerging artists of all ages and career paths. The finalists will be showcased across AVA Festival & Conference 2018. 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 4th 2018
Application, criteria and more information can be found here – HERE