The English Folk Expo Artist Mentoring Programme is a unique, free and wide-ranging opportunity for folk, roots and acoustic artists.
Each artist on the programme is partnered with a professional music industry mentor who will offer guidance throughout the year-long programme. They will take part in training days, including one day in partnership with the Featured Artists Coalition. They will attend the Americana Music Association-UK Conference, FOCUS Wales and English Folk Expo Showcase, as well as performing at Cambridge Folk Festival where they will receive feedback and advice on stagecraft from Nancy Kerr.
Participants will also receive a free one-year membership of EFEx Digital, giving them access to information about industry professionals, opportunities for artists, and relevant online resources – and, additionally, they will receive support in planning for the future and maximising the impact of their Showcase performances.
The deadline for applications is on Sunday 27 June. For more details, including what kind of applications are likely to be successful, and what the full scheme will involve, see the English Folk Expo’s website.