As host city partner for WOMEX 24, we’re excited to announce that musicians, filmmakers, and music professionals can now submit proposals to take part in the 30th edition of the worldwide music conference, taking place in Manchester between 23-27 October.
The deadline for all applications is 1 March 2024.
Proposals can be submitted in four categories:
- Showcase – for artists
- Club Summit – for DJs
- Film – for filmmakers
- Conference – for music professionals
The selection is made each year by a group of seven hand-picked jury members. Proposals can be submitted now.
Recognised as one of the most important gatherings in the global music scene, WOMEX is the most diverse music meeting worldwide. Its musical spectrum spans from the most traditional to the cutting-edge global local underground, embracing folk, roots, jazz, local and diaspora cultures, and urban and electronic sounds from across the globe.
WOMEX is committed to diversity and inclusivity and welcomes submissions from all backgrounds. The organisation encourages proposals that contribute to the diversity of the international music scene, encompassing different cultures, regions, styles, performance traditions, and more.
The music showcases will offer two high-profile opportunities to perform in Manchester, as part of the official WOMEX programme and on the Horizons Stage, a platform for showcasing the best music talent from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There is no separate application process. Artists from the Horizons nations who are not selected for showcase by the WOMEX jury, will automatically be eligible for consideration for the Horizons Stage.
The Horizons partnership is supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Culture Ireland, Creative Scotland, Wales Arts International, Arts Council of Wales, British Council and British Underground.