York businesses are being invited to take part in a UK Trade & Investment mission to Austin, Texas, for the renowned South by South West (SXSW) Festival, where representatives of York's creative sector will be showcased on an international platform.

The £650 funding per participating company is part of the government’s support for the Northern Powerhouse, aiming to unite companies across the North to create a collective force to rival that of London and the South East, driving investment in the region and redressing the North-South economic imbalance.

UKTI hope to support around 40 companies from the North to attend the SXSW conference in the Interactive, Film and Music categories.  We also plan to hold a Northern Powerhouse showcase at the British Music Embassy showcasing bands from the region, and use to the opportunity to promote the Northern Powerhouse region and its creative talent to the rest of the world.
If you would like to participate in the trade mission then please complete both forms below. Applications are approved on a first come basis.