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Musicians and Music Promoters invited to apply to attend WOMEX World Music Expo

Wednesday 18th July 2018 at 4pm 0 Comments Music & Opera

Musicians and Music Promoters invited to apply to attend WOMEX World Music Expo Image: Musicians and Music Promoters invited to apply to attend WOMEX World Music Expo

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Culture Ireland are offering delegate bursaries to WOMEX World Music Expo taking place in Las Palmas, The Canary Islands from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th October 2018.

WOMEX is one of 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. The Arts Council of Northern 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.

The Arts Council of Northern 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.

Ciaran scullion, Head of Music, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, commented,

“Womex is an outstanding, unique platform for talented musicians and promoters to network with key influencers and showcase the high-quality music scene of Northern Ireland internationally. The Arts Council is delighted to now welcome applications.”

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s presence at WOMEX is as a partner in Horizons, an initiative of music export and cultural agencies from England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland 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.

The deadline for submission of completed applications for a delegate bursary is 4pm on Thursday, 16 August 2018.

To apply please visit artscouncil-ni.org/funding/scheme/SIAP

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