Export grant for showcase festivals

Artists who are selected for a foreign showcase festival can quality for an export grant. This grant covers part of the expenses for the concert abroad. Selected acts can qualify for a € 600 grant, while solo projects can qualify for a € 300 grant.

For authors-composers:

  • Be a member of Sabam for the export area concerned
  • For groups, at least one third of the authors/composers is affiliated to Sabam for the export area concerned

For publishers:

  • Be the original publisher
  • Be a member of Sabam for the area concerned. In this case, the author/composer does not necessarily have to be affiliated to Sabam

Other criteria:

  • The fees of the group must be low, as the grant is intended to cover the costs incurred.
  • The organisation ensures the presence of professionals from the sector
  • There is a limit of up to 4 grants per artist/group/publisher over a 2-year period, with a maximum of 3 grants per calendar year

These festivals are eligible for an application:

Event City Link
Amsterdam Dance Event Amsterdam Website
Babel Med Marseille Website
Berlin Music Week Berlijn Website
BIME Festival Bilbao Website
BIS Nantes Nantes Website
c/o pop Keulen Website
Classical : Next Wenen Website
Culture Collide Festival Los Angeles Website
Eurosonic Groningen Website
Europavox Clermont Ferrand Website
Icelandic Airwaves Iceland Website
International Festival Forum London Website
Jazz Ahead Bremen Website
Le Chaînon manquant Laval Website
Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Website
Mama Parijs Website
Ment Ljubljana Website
Miami Music Week Miami Website
Midem Cannes Website
MIL Lisbon Website
Musexpo Hollywood Website
New Colossus Festival New York Website
POP Montréal Montréal Website
Printemps de Bourges Bourges Website
Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg Website
Sonic Vision Esch-sur-Alzette Website
Sound and Vision festival Norwich Website
Spring Break Poznan Website
SXSW Austin Website
Tallinn Music Week Tallinn Website
The Great Escape Brighton Website
Transmusicales de Rennes Rennes Website
Waves Vienna Wenen Website
Womex Santiago de Compostela Website


With this programme of grants, Sabam for Culture wants to introduce foreign markets to the Belgian music repertoire. Sabam wants to help its members establish contacts abroad and get opportunities to perform.

Sabam for Culture also welcomes its cooperation with KUNSTENPUNT and WALLONIE BRUXELLES MUSIQUE. These partners have been active abroad for many years in order to promote the export of the Belgian repertoire. Together, new events are organised every year (e.g. Belgium Booms) to make foreign countries better acquainted with the Belgian music scene.