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WOMEX 2017 Bursaries

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WOMEX World Music Expo will take place in Katowice, Poland from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th October 2017.  

A number of delegate bursaries are available to musicians, managers and agents working in Northern Ireland to attend WOMEX 17 in Katowice, Poland, as part of this year's delegation. The bursary is aimed at those artists and promoters who have a track record of touring internationally, have excellent promotional material available [CD’s, website etc] and who would benefit from attending the event to promote their work at this particular music industry marketplace.

Who can apply?

In partnership with British Council, Arts Council of Northern Ireland is offering a maximum of 5 bursary awards for WOMEX 17.  The award [£400 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.

Horizons WOMEX Delegate Discount

A WOMEX registration discount has been secured for delegates based in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. To attend this year’s WOMEX in Katowice, individuals based in these nations can register at the rate of €265 (plus local VAT - 23%) until the Guide Rate deadline of August 25th 2017.

Along with this discount, the Horizons partners offer support for delegates including:

  • Priority use of a high-profile, centrally-located Horizons stand
  • An online profile and printed directory helping Horizons at WOMEX delegates connect
  • An online toolkit with news, beginners guide, ongoing support and advice for delegates and artists
  • A newsletter with updates on the event
  • Dedicated first-timers orientation and in-festival networking events

More information about the full Horizons package will be provided to successful applicants.

Online applications only. Please consult the programme guidance notes before completing and submitting an application
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