INES#talent is a programme enabling promising talents from all participating countries to drive their international careers forward by performing at showcase festivals all over Europe.

Each INES#festival nominates between 3 to 10 promising and exportable artists from their own country to the INES#talent pool. In the following year, all INES#festivals will book foreign artists out of INES#talent pool.

1. For your INES#talent application you will need to create a gigmit profile or log in if you already have one.
2. With this profile you will be applying as for INES#talent, so please make sure that all your information is complete and up-to-date, including images and links to your music or music videos.
3. At the end of the application you will confirm the conditions of participation. Once your application is submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

– Applications will open soon -
Who are the partner festivals and countries involved?

18 European countries are represented in the #talent programme by 20 INES partners and members.

What is the benefit of being an INES#talent?

For 2020 the 19 INES#festivals together offer more than 125 slots in total to the artists in the INES#talent pool. While being an INES#talent does not guarantee that you will get booked by an INES#festival, it does significantly raise your chances (according to our survey of the INES#talents 2018 more than three-fourths of them got invited to play at least one INES#festival).

Each booked #talent is offered a minimum package consisting of:

min. 250€ fee
(plus VAT)
per act and festival
Accommodation or compensation for accommodation
Basic backline (amp, drum kit, no guitars)
Festival passes & one conference ticket
Catering or buyout
NO compensation of travel costs
We recommend getting in touch with your national music export offices for support.
How does the nomination process work?

1. Application

Artists from all participating countries can apply

Application deadline: 27.08.2019

2. Nomination

Each INES#festival selects between 3 to 10 artists from its own country out of the applicants and nominates them to the INES#talent pool

3. Announcement

The #talents 2020 will be announced in October 2019, the INES#talent status begins with 01.01.2020 and is valid for two years.
What will your commitments be?
You should be available at min. 8 out of 19 festival dates
You accept the offered minimum compensation package
You agree to your artist name being associated with the INES programme (e.g.: online, on stages, in festival programmes)