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13 Apr 2012

Thessaloniki | WOMEX 2012 | call


WOMEX 12 World Music Expo takes place in Thessaloniki, Greece 17-21 October 2012. Call for proposals from music professionals: conference proposals,mentoring sessions, film screenings and artists showcase proposals.

Deadline for all proposal applications: 13 April 2012

Conference proposals

Tell your fellow delegates about your live experience, recorded experience, digital experience and your vision beyond.

WOMEX delegates tend to like sessions with skillfully presented, solid information of use to the world music network; talks on new trends and technologies for music; talks on culture and the politics of culture; introductions to traditions; 'must-know' musical discoveries shared; state of the market discussions; insight into the brands-and-music relationship; updates on rights issues; interviews with noteworthy artists; how-to sessions... You get the idea.

Mentoring Sessions

Delegates will be able to sign up to talk to experts in a variety of fields. Each delegate will have 15 minutes of consultation free of charge, and all encounters will be entirely private. The sessions will last 90 minutes overall. Mentors will be asked to do 2 of these sessions on 2 different days.

We are looking for mentors - managers, experienced artists, festivals, labels, publishers, distributors, press and publicity experts, in short, anyone with valuable advice and feedback to offer.

Film Screening Proposals

See website for application form. Film proposals are independently juried by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, Vienna.

Here's what they advise for anyone wanting to get their music-related film into the showcase. Obviously perhaps, they are looking for sheer, undeniable cinematic quality - a film that grabs the viewer, who should be moved by the way the story is told and how the message is conveyed. This means an intriguing storyline, dramatic composition, fascinating visuals and overall first-rate camera work.

They welcome new/unheard/unseen subjects and niches but are open to established artists as well. Then, of course, comes the quality of the music itself.

Please note, that IMZ charges a submission fee of 60 euro for the submission and additional 150 euro if the film is selected for the screenings.

Showcase Proposals

See website for application form.

Calling all world music artists and DJs… It's time for Showcase proposals for WOMEX 12. Come perform at the premier world music Showcase event on the planet. If selected by our Jury, you'll play in front of the largest audience anywhere of international world music concert and festival bookers (over 700 last year), labels, distributors, journalists and industry professionals - everyone you need to help launch, re-launch, sustain and expand your career.

Performances in all world music forms and styles are welcome for our 45-minute sets - traditional, classical, modern, popular, electronic. Whatever you do, wherever you come from, our Jury wants to hear the best from all artists who deserve wider audiences and have the professional standards necessary to tour.


This opportunity came via Wales Arts International (Thanks!)