WOMEX World Music Expo will take place in Cardiff, Wales from Wednesday 23 October to Sunday 27 October, 2013. A limited number of delegate places are available to attend WOMEX 13 in Cardiff, as part of this year's Irish delegation.
WOMEX has fast 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 over 2,250 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 the Irish delegation of musicians, agents and promoters to WOMEX since 2010, creating and supporting opportunities for Irish artists to build their international networks and generate tour bookings. This year, in addition to the national stand, Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, will support the largest delegation of Irish music artists and industry professionals to attend the event.
The Arts Council is encouraging those interested in attending WOMEX as a delegate to consider applying to the Travel and Training Award by 5pm on Monday 12 August. There will be a limited number of awards allocated, to a maximum of €580 per delegate.
In addition, the Horizons partnership has secured a discount for delegates to attend this year’s WOMEX in Cardiff for 205 Euros [plus VAT] available until 27 September 2013. The delegate pass allows you entry to all aspects of WOMEX, including the conference, trade hall, opening concert and the showcases. There is no registration fee, which makes this offer over 50 Euros less than the Individual Smart Rate. Further information on this offer is available at www.horizonsatwomex.com
Horizons is a partnership initiative which includes the Arts Council Ireland, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council England, Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales [incorporating Arts Council of Wales / Wales Arts international & Welsh Music Foundation], British Council, Creative Scotland, Culture Ireland and the Scottish Music Industries Association.