Delegates application: Frequently asked questions
Who can apply
Documentation required from all international visits.
Please Note that your application will NOT be reviewed without all required documents
A completed Emerging Exporters Application form.
Proof of registration of the entity if it is a CC or (Pty) Ltd or A copy of the I.D in case of a sole proprietor. all entrepreneurs should be in operation for more than 12 months
A full visible colour product brochure, Released Album (fully packaged CD) , photographs, or pictures of the products to be exhibited.
Audited financial statements or bank statements for the last three months.
Copy of a valid passport of the proposed traveler.
Original valid tax clearance certificate. 9. Profile of the entity.
Company profile: Brief profile of the entity should accompany all applications of the individual participants. The profile should include the following details: - Name of the entity - Contact details and physical address - Background of the entity - Ownership - Vision - Mission - Products or services - Conclusion
Mortivation Letter indicating commitment and plan to secure international deals. the letter should be on your company letter head.
BEE Certificate or Sworn Affidavit Attached
I am an artist and i do not have a company, can i still apply?
YES. the following documents will be required:
Certified ID Copy
Application Form (Check under forms)
Your Profile and Marketing Plan (including contact, links, address)
Released Fully Packages CD or Itune Page in PDF with your CD cover
Passport Copy or proof of new passport application
Valid Tax Clearance under your name
3 Months Bank statement under your name
Motivational letter on how you are going to approach the International market.
Signed Sworn Affridavit (Check under forms)
I just open my company recently can i still apply?
NO. all companies or individual applicants should be operating for more than 12 months.
If my application is approved, what costs will be covered
The assistance which the DTI is prepared to extend for participation at the above mention event is based on the following:
- Air Tickets
- Accommodation (including breakfast)
- Airport Transfer
- Exhibition costs
What costs will my company need to cover?
Please Note that: It is compulsory for all participating delegates funded by The DTI to cover the following costs:
- Commitment fee - R2000-00
- Travel Visa and Insurance costs,
what is other things are expected from me?
- All delegates to attend IMEXSA pre mission meeting and Export Development Programme prior to our departure.
- Submission of event report before termination date
- Submission of all documents that could be requested
After being approved what if i fail to attended?
After you apply.
How long does it take to know if my company is approved?
what should motivation letter include?
you need to write letter commiting that you will serve the purpose of the funders programme at the event you are applying for, indicating the capability that indeed you will be able to secure deals.
SA INDIES MUSIC WEEK: Frequently asked questions
SA Indies Music Week Frequently Asked Questions
Who is allowed to showcase at the SA Indies Music Week
To showcase at the SA Indies Music week an artist must first have submitted an application following a call for submission. They must then have been selected to be on the preliminary list of artist to showcase. Following that list, to confirm their spot they must sell a minimum of ten (10) tickets for the event. They must also sign the performance agreement and be available to do a sound check.
How much time is allocated to performers
Each artist is allocated 5 minutes or one song. If an artist sells more than 50 tickets, they will then be allocated 10minutes or two songs. Artists that sell 100 or more tickets will be allocated 15 minutes or three songs.
Do I get paid for showcasing
No. There is no performance fee. Performance is voluntary.
Can I perform without doing a sound check
No. An artist will not be allowed to perform if they didn’t do a sound check.
I’m an established artist, why must I still audition at the SA Indies Music Week?
This is not an audition but is to showcase your music to festival selectors who will be in the country. They each have their own requirements and seeing you live in action will help them know whether you are suitable for their event or not. These events are global events and so while a band might be established locally, they may be totally unknown on the global scale.
Will you be providing artists with accommodation
No. All artists must provide their own accommodation. if sponsership is available you will be notified before the event.
Will food be provided to artists
No food will be provided. All artists must provide their own meals. The venue where showcases take place has various well known food outlets.
Will transport be provided to artists
No. All artists must provide their own to and from the venue.
If I’m selected for an international showcase, will all my costs be covered?
If you are selected, you will, subject to funding availability, be subsidized to showcase at one of the international festival slots. The subsidy will only cover flight tickets, airport transfer and accommodation for up to FOUR (4) group members also depending on how many members were a part of the showcase performance at the SA Indies Music Week. So in other words, if 5 or more people are part of the performance, only 4 will be subsidized. If only 2 people were part of a performance, only two will be subsidized, and so forth. Selected bands will have to cater for their own visa costs, travel insurance costs and meals.
Will my whole band be taken to the festival if I’m selected
No. The subsidy depends on how many people performed at the SA Indies Music Week and has up to a limit of FOUR (4) group members. So in other words, if 5 or more people are part of the performance, only 4 will be subsidized. If only 2 people are part of a performance, only two will be subsidized, if three (3) are part of a performance, all three will be subsidized, and so f