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The New Zealand Music Commission is pleased to announce that delegate applications to attend WOMEX 2019 are now open.

WOMEX is the World Music Expo. It is an international networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises a bustling trade fair, showcase festival, conference, and film programme, as well as festive Opening and Award ceremonies. The market has a focus on contemporary music in the world, roots, reggae, dub, contemporary soul and traditional forms.

WOMEX is held in different cities every year. This year WOMEX will be held in Tampere, Finland from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th October 2019.

More information can be found here:


Outward Sound Delegate Grants

Since July 2013 Outward Sound have offered Targeted Tradeshow grants to support our managers, labels and musicians at selected and targeted trade events of which WOMEX is one.

Outward Sound offers successful WOMEX applicants 50% recoupable support up to $2,500. Recoupable costs are limited to airfares to Tampere, Finland, delegate registration, accommodation (up to 5 nights) and per diems (up to 5 days).

Contact the Outward Sound office to discuss your project and receive a link to the application form.


For further information please contact

Applications for WOMEX delegate grants close 5pm August 26h 2019.