RespublicaFEST team successfully organized a 2-day international conference for musicians and art-managers RespublicaFEST Conference & Showcase, which took place in Kyiv 3-4 February 2018.
The event was attended by more than 200 musicians and art managers from the whole country, which proved ones more the importance of such kind of events for experience sharing and search of the prospective partners. Besides that, a number of foreign speakers were invited for the conference: experts from Sweden, Hungary, Switzerland shared their rich experience as well as marked plans for the first mutual projects with Ukrainian partners.
The event was supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, numerous partners press, and independent industry experts.
The concept of the first edition was “Window to Europe” and included the following topics:
- How to build up the European tour and how to use the showcase possibilities;
- How to attract the booking agencies to work with musicians and what opportunities it provides;
- What are the possibilities of the music exchange between countries and which exact European programs can help with it;
- What is the licensing and how to sell own music into films and commercials with the most favorable conditions and many more.
Educational part took place in a format of discussion panels and free communication of all participants. The evening program included live performances of the young Ukrainian artists who competed for the opportunity to perform on the big stage of the RespublicaFEST in the fall of 2018. Most importantly: the winners were chosen not by a respectable jury, but by the audience through voting with their entrance tickets. In the end, the winners are Roll Models and Ліловий.
The next event is planned for August 2018.
The full photo report is on the official Facebook page
RespublicaFEST Program Director Alyona Dmukhovska email@example.com
Conference program coordinator Dartsya Tarkovska firstname.lastname@example.org