Get WOMEX Ready: Submitting a Proposal

Get WOMEX Ready: Submitting a Proposal

The first in a series of webinars offering advice and insights to anyone interested in taking part in WOMEX 24.

WOMEX 24 is the 30th edition of the worldwide music conference, happening in Manchester between 23-27 October.

Never been to WOMEX, or even heard of it? You’re in the right place. Here you can get a better understanding of what’s involved and whether it’s right for you.

This webinar focuses on the call for proposals, which is open to musicians, DJs, filmmakers and music professionals until 1 March 2024.

Watch or listen back below to find out more about:

  • What WOMEX is
  • The opportunities available to musicians, DJs, filmmakers and music professionals from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • The difference between the official WOMEX selection and the Horizons stage
  • What kind of music is selected, and what stage in your career you should be at
  • The benefits of performing at WOMEX, from previous showcase artists
  • How to submit a proposal


  • Kate Lowes (Manchester Music City / Brighter Sound)
  • Tom Besford (Manchester Music City / English Folk Expo)
  • Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum (The Breath, WOMEX 23 Showcase Artists)
  • Crispin Parry and Steph Wilkinson (British Underground)

More Information

The ‘Get WOMEX Ready’ series is produced by Brighter Sound as part of the WOMEX 24 legacy programme.

Manchester Music City, the local WOMEX 24 partner, is led by Brighter Sound, English Folk Expo, Manchester City Council and Marketing Manchester, with support from Horizons, Arts Council England, British Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

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.

Photo credits:

Header image: Yannis Psathas

YouTube image: Eric van Nieuwland