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AVA Festival opens Emerging Talent programme to producers, DJ & visual artists

AVA Festival opens Emerging Talent programme to producers, DJ & visual artists

After announcing that AVA Festival was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 crisis, here’s some good news from the Belfast-based electronic music and arts festival.

AVA have announced that their Emerging Talent programme is to go ahead to artists in the UK & Ireland. 

Applications opened Tuesday 31st March and DJs, producers and visual artists can submit in their categories, which will be chosen by a judging panel.
Full details on what’s on offer below and apply here.

Meanwhile AVA’S scheduled show in Glasgow has moved to October.


The Emerging Producer competition will be judged by AVA, Bicep, and Timmy Stewart, giving the opportunity for a producer who has not yet made a release to feature on an EP with Extended Play, support from Native Instruments with their Komplete Ultimate software package and artist development support from T-BONE + JMX.

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 in Belfast (due to Covid-19 this date will be released in June). The winner will get a slot at an upcoming AVA event + 12 month subscription to SoundCloud Pro + a Pioneer DDJ-400.

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 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. 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, along with inclusion of their work in Belfast Photo Festival. The shortlisted moving image and audio-visual entries will be showcased at upcoming Immerse AVA at All Together Now Festival, Waterford.

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