A3C shows and events are curated and presented by hip-hop's most influential brands, labels, promoters and influencers. Each year, A3C Festival & Conference hosts dozens of events over 5-days that reflect the diversity of the hip-hop community.

A3C shows continue to be one of the most influential artist discovery and promotional platforms in hip-hop.

"Luv to the team at A3C for givin artists a platform to be heard and build their craft!!- Diddy 

Submission Deadline = July 31, 2018 

NOTE: This is NOT a form for artist submissions. If you are an artist that would like to perform at #A3C18, Submit Here.

What are we looking for in a show? 

  • Is there unique concept or theme?

  • Does this show represent a movement, geographic area, sound or style?

  • Are the performing Artists & DJs talented?

  • Does the curator have experience producing shows?

  • Has everything been well thought out?

  • Does the showcase have any unusual production requirements?


The top 3 reasons shows are not accepted

There are many reasons why a showcase is not selected, but here are a few common issues.

  1. Not enough information.  We need as much information as possible before we can move forward with a showcase.  Some applications simply do not provide enough information.  If you don't have a lot of information yet, maybe hold off on the application until you do.
  2. Conflicting showcase concept already exists.  If we have already accepted, or are in talks with, a showcase with a similar concept or idea, there is a good chance we will not produce a similar showcase.  
  3. Nothing special or unique.  We are looking for great ideas from around the world.  What makes your show or event stand out from the crowd?  What make it relevant this year?  Help us understand the importance.   

Showcase selections will be notified no later than Thursday, September 1st.

If you are an artist or represent an artists that would like to perform at A3C18, Submit Here

All selected artists will receive a free 5-Day pass ($349 value).

At least 2 of the selected acts will receive $500 stipend for travel and lodging.

Each act NOT selected to perform from Sonicbids will receive a discount code for more than $50 off Executive, 5-Day or Conference pass. There is nothing to lose.

A3C has a strict no pay-for-play policy. We do not work with promoters that charge artists a fee to perform. 

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