Artist application form

If you are interested in performing a showcase at Classical:NEXT 2018, you need to submit a proposal via this form. It can take some time, so please read the following information carefully to be sure you have everything you need.

Don't worry, once you have completed the application form, we will send you a link and you can come back and upload the required material.

This application form is specifically for live showcases (30 minutes per showcase) in De Doelen on 17 & 18 May as well as for the closing event to be at 1pm on 19 May (closing event showcase to be divided in 2 x 15 minutes). Be aware that there will be different types of stages with different conditions. The jury decides which showcase stage will be given to selected artists. Openness to being flexible as regards stage placement is a must.

Deadline for submission is Friday, 29 September 2017.

Application requirements:
    The following completed online application form including;

    • weblinks including links to online live private/public video footage (does not have to be broadcasting quality)
    • Instrumentation: name and instrument of the people who would perform in case selected
    • an exact listing of the proposed program inlcuding work/composer/length
    • a biography (maximum 500 words)
    • a list of upcoming shows plus any special past performances
    • a link to a video of your work. Short, well-made “intro/demo” trailers are best. Badly filmed live videos are not reccomended.
    • up to 3 audio examples in mp3 format of the artist performing the proposed programme
    • a full technical rider;
    • a clear stage plan;
    • 2 high resolution photos (300 dpi is ideal) with credit/copyright info;
    • 3 selected press reviews (if available);

Terms & conditions

Invited artists will get free access to all parts of Classical:NEXT plus one free registration for our partner of agreement (artist representative).

The stage, the necessary equipment required to perform and our special treatment on equal basis with all other Classical:NEXT showcase artists, including newsletters, online promo as well as listing in our Classical:NEXT Guide book, will be provided to all artists.

Please note that Classical:NEXT is unable to cover any fees, travel expenses or other costs. If you want to propose a showcase, please consider the financing of your showcase carefully and what support or funding you have. Possible sources for funding in your case might be:

  • National Music Export Offices
  • Foundations of Collecting Societies
  • National Cultural Institutes

  • I am aware that I am responsible for all travel and accommodation costs and that there will be no fee paid for performing at Classical:NEXT. By checking this box, I confirm that I can organise all financing for the performance.

    Artist/band information

    On stage

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    Application contact

    Proposal Submitted By

    Your Record Label

    Please enter the following information about your record label (if applicable)
    Click here to copy from Application contact (previous form)

    Your booking agent/agency

    (if applicable)
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    And more...

    The repertoire you propose for Classical:NEXT 2018 : works / composers / length of work for each

    Enter the structure/company/institution that would support your showcase or provide a short explanation of alternative funding support

    List any upcoming shows for 2017/2018 plus any special past performances

    I am willing to be considered for the Closing Event showcase at 1pm on 19 May. I understand that this showcase is part of the Innovation Award and receives special attention. I understand that the performance of my showcase may be divided to 2 x 15 minutes.

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    We'll save your form. This online application will allow you to update your informations later, but if you have corrections, you can make them before you submit your application : click on the 'Back' button below.

    If you are ready to process, please click on the 'Submit' button.

    Application saved

    Thank you for submitting a Showcase proposal for Classical:NEXT 2018!

    You will now receive an email confirming that your application form was submitted, including a link so you can come back at any time to upload the required material. If needed, you can also use the link to edit your application.

    The deadline is Friday, 29 September 2017.

    Click on 'Next' button to access to your dashboard.