Opportunities for AVA 2019


AVA Festival & Conference is calling all emerging electronic music producers, DJ’s and Visual Artists based across the UK and Ireland. AVA is committed to showcasing both local and international talent and their AVA Emerging competitions are the perfect opportunity to shine a light on the strength of the thriving underground scene.

Emerging DJ
The Emerging DJ competition will give 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 at Belfast Underground Records. The winner will get a slot at AVA 2019 as well as a showcase on Belfast Underground Records Radio. After the shortlist has been chosen, but before the live final, there may be a short feedback round with Timmy.
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Emerging Producer
The Emerging Producer competition will give the opportunity for a producer who has not yet made a release to feature on an EP with Extended Play and artist development support from JMX & T-BONE.
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Emerging Visual Artist
The Emerging Visual Artist competition will be awarded to an artist showing significant potential and creativity in either photography, moving image or audio-visual arts. The theme for 2019’s Visual Artist competition is Industrial Motion. The Prize is for emerging artists of all ages and career paths. The competition aims to help find and build the careers of emerging talent and get their work viewed by a wider audience. The finalists will be showcased across AVA Festival & Conference 2019. There will be a shortlist made in each category with one overall Visual Artist winner. 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.
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Want to get involved in the AVA team? We need volunteers with a range of different skill sets, from creatives, to build team, to artist liaison + more!
To get involved please apply here – Volunteer Application