WOMEX – World Music Expo Culture Ireland Call for Delegates
Culture Ireland is offering delegate bursaries to WOMEX World Music Expo taking place in Katowice, Poland from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th October 2017.
WOMEX has become the most important international professional market for world music of every kind including folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music. The four-day event attracts in excess of 2,000 delegates from over 90 countries, including hundreds of concert and festival bookers, labels, publishers, distributors, managers and the world's media. Culture Ireland has led a delegation of musicians, agents and promoters to WOMEX since 2010 and supported selected bands to perform at this key showcase event.
Culture Ireland is offering a limited number of delegate bursaries aimed at artists and promoters who have a track record of touring internationally, have excellent promotional material available and who would benefit from attending the event to promote their work at this unique music industry marketplace as part of the Irish delegation.
Culture Ireland's presence at WOMEX is as a partner in Horizons, an initiative of music export and cultural agencies from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Selected delegates will participate in the national stand to promote their work to the international arts industry presenters and promoters attending WOMEX.
Applicants from the Republic of Ireland should apply online to Culture Ireland. The award (€450 per delegate) is towards the costs of return flights, registration and a contribution towards accommodation and subsistence. Only one delegate bursary will be awarded per group. Click here to apply. Applications from Northern Ireland should apply through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland here.
The deadline for submission of completed applications for a delegate bursary is 5pm on Thursday 6th July 2017.