WOMEXApplication deadline / søknadsfrist 15. april
This year special funding has been secured by application from the cooperation partners World Music Denmark, Riksförbundet för folkemusik och dans (Sverige), Global Music Centre (Finland) og Du store verden! (Norway) from Nordisk kulturfond to ensure that bands that come frome the Norwegian and Nordic world music sector will play WOMEX ? The World Music Expo ? showcase in Copenhagen. We have cooperation with Music Export Norway for participation on the Nordic Club stage. Further, we are also working to convince the Womex-organisation to open up more slots to Nordic world music. The funding will cover participation fee, accomodation, plus by grant from Du store verden! - transportation for musicians plus the artist representative.
To apply: WOMEX demands we use their application portal
If you want to apply: First make contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a code for (one year) free Sonicbid membership. Please explain in brief words who you are / whom you are applying for. More info on this here.
WOMEX is a wasp?s nest and the competition is immense. A majority of the bands that get to play still won?t later manage to reach out to any degree. It?s very important that an artist playing Womex is represented by a manager / a primary contact / an institution to be able to succeed. This may by exception be one of the musicians in the group. This person?s task is to work towards registered delegates before / under (on stand) and after Womex and later be the primary contact for setting up tours. A group must also have a stable / predictable line-up and have mutual understanding about being available for a given period for touring. The artists chosen must themselves make sure to have necessary promo material to distribute (CD, flyer). Support for printing this may be applied Norsk kulturråd ? Musikerordningen.
Music Export Norway, Du store verden! and the other Nordic organisations will provide additional assistance on the way.
you have to fulfill the definition to play music with origin outside Europe and North America, or to play klezmer, flamenco or music from the Balkans
electronic registration with attachments must be in by April 15th
you must be able to list a primary contact (management / institution) and to produce promo material
The applications will be considered both by WOMEX? own jury for participation on the three scenes in the two upper floors and by a NORDIC jury for a participation in the Nordic Club programme. A shortlist will first be established by a Norwegian jury appointed by Music Export Norway and then submitted to the next level.