OPEN CALL FOR 2020’S ‘ARTIST RESIDENCIES’

🔔 Westway LAB calls artists once again to an unrepeatable and surprising experience at the heart of the festival’s creation – Centro de Criação de Candoso (CCC) – which has already spawned new musical projects and created futures (together) by crossing various talents, musical styles and geographic backgrounds.

If you’re a 🇵🇹 Portuguese artist, you can apply now❗️to be part of this international territory of creation and export, knowledge, sharing, networking and enjoyment in the musical universe 💫🌍🎶 >> tinyurl.com/wlab-artistresidencies

[Westway LAB 2020 takes place from April 15 to 18 and the Open Calls close on December 31]

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OPEN CALL FOR WESTWAY LAB 2020’s city showcases!

Westway LAB is about to launch a new episode of this big and surprising adventure that takes place every Spring in Guimarães!
And the applications for ‘City Showcases’ are now open! 🔥
If you’re an artist, apply here to play 🎤🔊🎸🎹 via gigmit and showcase your talent at the festival: tinyurl.com/wlab-cityshowcases

Last edition, we exceeded (once again) by a big difference the number of applications from the previous year. Thank you for the the biggest response ever! And now you have a new brand opportunity to be part of this story 😉
Westway LAB 2020 takes place from April 15 to 18 and the Open Calls close on December 31.

We’re loading the next adventure…

In the 6th edition of Westway LAB, musical notes came to life in Guimarães in the form of 29 concerts, 14 conferences, 2 keynotes, 2 workshops, 3 networking sessions, 20 European export offices, 2 Talks and 4 artist residencies.
The Vila Flor Cultural Center (CCVF) was the epicenter of an energy that spread to the city throughout the four days of this music event, affirming Westway LAB as an international territory of creation and export, knowledge, sharing, networking and enjoyment in the musical universe, which extends and widens its bridges, which this year have crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a more consolidated way, with Canada as a country in the spotlight.

Westway LAB is about to launch a new episode of this big and surprising adventure, bringing together once again the public, artists and professionals from the music industry, all in Guimarães, a city in continuous transformation motivated by creation and thought.

See you in Spring for the next adventure!

>> 15 – 18 April 2020 <<

New website coming soon: www.westwaylab.com

INES#TALENT 2020 – APPLY NOW!

L👀k out❗️

Applications for INES#talent ahead ⚠️ 🇪🇺🎤🎹🎸🥁🎷

INES Showcase Festival Network➡️Westway LAB➡️gigmit➡️Budapest Showcase Hub➡️PIN Music Conference➡️Enea Spring Break Festival➡️FOCUS Wales➡️Linecheck➡️LIVE AT HEART➡️m4music Festival➡️Mastering the Music Business➡️Nouvelle Prague➡️Sharpe Festival➡️Sonic Visions➡️What’s Next in Music?➡️Waves Vienna➡️Monkey Week➡️Liverpool Sound City➡️c/o pop Festival➡️MENT Ljubljana➡️Kontakt Beograd

Applications for INES#talent are now open!

INES#talent is a programme enabling promising talents from all participating countries to advance their international careers by performing at showcase festivals all over Europe. By being nominated as INES#talent, you can maximise your chances to be booked and play at 18 different INES showcase festivals.

This year 125 talents will be chosen as INES#talents to play some of over 130 performance slots reserved only for them. 

Artists who get booked for an INES festival will get a min. fee of 250€, plus accommodation, festival passes & one conference ticket.

Apply now to become INES#talent 2020 here: ➡️www.ines-festivals.eu/talent-application ⬅️

Applications close on the 27th of August!

List of all the members: gigmitBudapest Showcase HubPIN Music ConferenceEnea Spring Break FestivalFOCUS WalesLinecheck,LIVE AT HEARTm4music FestivalMastering the Music BusinessNouvelle PragueSharpe Festival,Sonic VisionsWestway LABWhat’s Next in Music?Waves ViennaMonkey WeekLiverpool Sound Cityc/o pop FestivalMENT Ljubljana andKontakt Beograd!

Presenting Westway LAB 2019 | 10, 11, 12, 13 April

Every year in Spring, Guimarães becomes a music city. 
Portugal’s first showcase festival and pro music conference offers a very groundbreaking experience with Artist Residencies, Conferences, Talks, Showcases, Concerts and Canada as guest country.
From 10th to 13th of April, Westway LAB connects Portugal to Europe and the world with a strong focus on the international music industry. 🚂🌍🎸🎹

WESTWAY LAB PASS [20 eur]
[The Black Mamba, Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia HolterBatida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ, Captain BoyMister RolandParaguaiiWhales
*The first 150 passes also give exclusive access to the opening concert with Jacco Gardner]
Access to the remaining 21 concerts is done on a first-come, first-served basis, until the room capacity. Once maximum capacity has been reached, visitors will be let in on a ‘one out – one in’ base.

WESTWAY PRO CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATIONS

WESTWAY LAB PROGRAMME

Creative Europe INES Showcase Festival Network ETEP (ESNSFundação GDA Embaixada do Canadá em Portugal Canadian Independent Music Association – CIMA/Canadian Blast Music Export Canada Why PortugalA.M.A.E.I. – Associação de Músicos Artistas e Editoras Independentes Clube Criativos de Portugal RTP Antena 3

Westway LAB 2019

Westway LAB, Portugal’s first showcase festival and professional music conference, will take place for the sixth consecutive year from 10th to 13th of April in Guimarães.

Founded in 2014 with a clear mission: to operate a cultural, social and economic transformation through music, crossing borders enabling the construction of sustainable internationalization of artists and professionals from Portugal. During the 4 day event, Guimarães becomes a music city, combining in an innovative way the realization of an event based with three dimensions: Process (artist residencies), Thought (PRO Conferences) and Product (showcases and headline concerts).

According to Rui Torrinha, artistic director of the festival, “continuing to think about the cosmos from this unique place has made of Westway LAB a powerful world of possibilities on a human scale, in which the time and space generated have allowed us to recover the original meaning of the word … quality. Not everything here can be said, so discover it and let yourself be discovered but do not miss out, because the spirit is of inclusion.”

WESTWAY LAB PASS (20 EUR) > https://goo.gl/w6ad87
The Black Mamba, Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter, Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ,Captain Boy, Mister Roland, Paraguaii, Whales + Jacco Gardner*

*The first 150 passes give exclusive access to the opening concert with Jacco Gardner
Access to the remaining concerts is done on a first-come, first-served basis. After reaching the maximum capacity, the input follows the logic ‘one out – one in’.

FULL WESTWAY PRO CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATIONS > https://goo.gl/8ZduAv

PROGRAMME

APRIL 1 TO 9
CANDOSO CREATION CENTRE
Artist Residencies
PT – Beatriz Nunes, João Pascoal (Happy Mess), Captain Boy, Yosune
INT – Tribe Royal (CA), Violetta Zironi (IT), Mickey (AT)
 
APRIL 9 TO 13
CCVF / VILA FLOR PALACE
PRO CONFERENCES
 
WEDNESDAY 10
18H30 | COR DE TANGERINA 
TALK
 
WEDNESDAY 10
21H30 | CCVF / GRAND AUDITORIUM (STAGE)
Opening Concert
SHOWCASE ETEP: JACCO GARDNER (NL) Somnium
22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO 
ARTISTIC RESIDENCY SHOWCASES 1 & 2
 
THURSDAY 11
18H30 | TIO JÚLIO 
TALK
 
THURSDAY 11
21H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO 
SHOWCASE ETEP: VIOLETTA ZIRONI (IT)
22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO 
ARTISTIC RESIDENCY SHOWCASES 3 & 4
 
FRIDAY 12
20H00 | DUCAL PALACE
COUNTRY FOCUS RECEPTION: CANADA
 
FRIDAY 12
21H30-01H00 | CCVF
CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS 
Megan Nash (CA), Sarah MacDougall (CA), Les Deuxluxes (CA), 
Tribe Royal (CA), The East Pointers (CA)
WHY PORTUGAL EVENT
Neev (PT), Vaarwell (PT), Marta Pereira da Costa (PT)
 
SATURDAY 13
15H00-19H00 | SANTA LUZIA ARTHOTEL, CONVÍVIO, OUB’LÁ, BAR DA RAMADA, TRIBUNA SM 
CITY SHOWCASES
Mickey (AT), Elin Namnieks (SE), Izzy and the Black Trees (PL), Theodore (GR), 
Smartini (PT), Beatriz Nunes (PT), Francisco Sales (PT), Holy Nothing (PT)
 
SATURDAY 13
21H30-01H00
CONCERTS
The Black Mamba (PT), Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter (US), 
Batida presents The Almost Perfect DJ (PT)
Captain Boy (PT), Mister Roland (PT), Paraguaii (PT), Whales (PT)

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The festival is organized by A Oficina, entity responsible for the management and programming of various cultural facilities in Guimarães (Portugal).

Creative Europe INES Showcase Festival Network ETEP (ESNS) Fundação GDA Why Portugal A.M.A.E.I. – Associação de Músicos Artistas e Editoras Independentes


Open Calls for 2019’s edition close on December 31

The Open Calls for the Artist Residencies and the City Showcases of Westway LAB Festival 2019 will close on December 31!

We’ve already beaten by large numbers both applications of the previous edition. Thank you for the the biggest response ever!
And it’s still possible to apply >> https://goo.gl/Zz6vSH
The results will be known in January!

Here’s a video that shows a bit how the Artist Residencies of the last edition were… 🎸🎹🎶🎥

ETEP Moves Europe: Looking back at 4.001 ETEP shows

ETEP have now enabled over 4.000 shows by emerging European Talent at festivals all over the world and helped 1.445 acts kick-start their international careers.

Since the start of the programme in 2003 ETEP has facilitated 4.001 shows by 1.445 acts in 34 countries, and we are very proud to have contributed to the careers of so many talented European acts.

Many acts that received support from ETEP at the start of their careers have grown out to be very successfu. Over the past 17 years, acts such as Agnes Obel, Ásgeir, Ben Howard, Benjamin Clementine, Calvin Harris, Franz Ferdinand, James Blake, MØ, Noisia, Selah Sue, The Editors, The Kooks, The XX, Within Temptation and Years & Years have greatly benefited from the support of the ETEP programme. More recently, acts such as Idles, Shame, Alma, Aurora and Dua Lipa played some of their first international shows with the support of the European Talent Exchange Programme.

ETEP is looking forward to seeing what the future brings, but one thing is set in stone: ETEP will continue to grow and offer even more artist great opportunities!

🔊 #WestwayLAB is a proud member of ETEP (ESNS)

More about ETEP: https://esns.nl/etep-moves-europe-looking-back-at-4-001-etep-shows/

Westway LAB at Monkey Week

Westway LAB Festival attended the Monkey Week (Sevilla), a INES Showcase Festival Network partner.

📷 #INES Panel: Women, music, parity and quotas at festivals

🇪🇺 INES is a European cooperation project initiated by eight international showcase festivals – including #WestwayLAB – and gigmit, the European digital platform for artist booking. Currently, INES has expanded to thirteen showcase festivals.

Westway Lab Festival is a collaborative platform, a living and organic laboratory, of experimentation and stimulus to creativity whose goal is to bring together, in the same city, acclaimed and emerging, international and national, innovative and purists artists during a period of music creation, video, urban interventions, architecture and thought played out through the development of activities such as artistic residencies, creative ateliers, showcases, concerts and talks.