EFEx Artist Mentoring Programme 2019-2020

We’re delighted to announce that we have received funding for a Welsh artist to be part of the English Folk Expo Artist Mentoring Programme 19/20!

The programme runs from October 2019 to October 2020 and will support selected artists towards export readiness.

The EFEx Artist Mentoring Programme supports emerging artists from the English folk, roots and acoustic music genre in their professional development with a specific focus on export readiness. Over 12 months, selected artists will plan and develop their careers, perform in new markets, seek funding, expand their professional network and prepare for international showcases.

Click the links below for detailed information about the programme, and for the application form.

Applications close on Friday 19th July 2019.

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EFEx Application Form

A plain text version of the application form can be found HERE.

English Folk Expo supports the English folk, roots and acoustic music industry through artist development and showcasing programmes. The annual showcase takes place alongside the Manchester Folk Festival each October and presents more than 40 artists to an invited audience of UK and international music industry delegates. EFEx’s artist mentoring offer helps artists in their business skills with a specific focus on ‘export readiness’.

This programme is kindly supported by PRS Foundation, Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales and Unlimited


We are running a pilot of this programme, spanning October 2018-October 2019. Below are the participants in our first cohort:

Chloe Foy







Gareth Bonello







Jack Rutter







Angharad Jenkins


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