Visa for Music 2023 for Musicians from Africa and the Middle East – Rabat, Morocco

Visa for Music 2023: From November 22nd to 25th, 2023, will be held in Rabat, the 10th edition of the first professional music festival and professional market for African and Middle-Eastern musics.

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Application Deadline: 1st April 2023.

Eligible Regions: Africa and the Middle East

To be taken at (country): Rabat, Morocco.

Type: Contest


  • Only professional artists and bands having at least one year of activity and a stage experience will be considered.
  • Only applicants over 18 years old will be considered.
  • Only complete files and sent by the deadline will be considered.
  • The material sent must be exempted from customs duties mentioning “promotional material with no commercial value”. If not, Visa For Music may refuse them.
  • Artists / bands will be selected by Visa For Music’s selection committee and jury.
  • Visa For Music is unable to return materials and documents to applicants.
  • If the band is selected, Visa For Music will request exclusive performance rights within a month and a 200 km radius in Morocco.
  • Visa For Music provides the place where the showcases take place as well as the list of the available backline.
  • The organization provides all the necessary equipment for bands’ performances; any element/material that does not show on the list should be borne by the band.
  • Bands’ performances cannot exceed 45 minutes and are aimed for music professionals.

Number of Awardees:  30 artists or groups

Value of Scholarship: Fully-funded to Rabat, Morocco. For selected artists, Visa For Music will borne the following expenses for 8 persons at the most:

  • Hotel expenses in twin rooms for two nights maximum (including breakfast) for international bands and twin rooms for one night maximum (including breakfast) for national bands.
  • All local transport costs related to the performance
  • Meals (for 3 days maximum)
  • Passes giving access to concerts and all activities for the whole duration of the event
  • Presence in Visa For Music’s official catalogue and official website.
  • For each selected band, Visa For Music will provide one professional pass to one person representing the band.

Duration of Scholarship: From November 22nd to 25th, 2023

How to Apply: 

– Fill out the online application form and attach all required documents.
– Download, sign and attach the application rules and regulations to the form.

Applications are open to all artists, including those who applied in previous editions and were not selected.
For postal sendings (optional), the customs duties will have to be paid by the candidates, otherwise, the applications may be refused by the Visa For Music office (promotional mailing without market value): Visa For Music, N’ 3, Imm 2, Rue Soussa, Hassan – Rabat 10 000 Morocco

The deadline for the submission of applications is on the 1st of April 2023 ;
For more information, contact: [email protected]

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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