World Music Expo (WOMEX) is the most international and culturally diverse music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and showcase concerts. Thanks to the Baltic Culture Fund, the delegation from the three Baltic states will be bigger than ever with an official Baltic focus and eight Estonian music companies will receive travel support from the fund.
Music Estonia is pleased to announce the eight recipients of the Baltic Culture Fund travel support grant for WOMEX 2023:
- Anni Adamson (Anni Adamson OÜ)
- Katariin Raska (Raska OÜ)
- Karoliina Kreintaal, 1st Ruhnu fiddle festival / Sounds and Stories from Ruhnu Island (Karoliina Kreintaal OÜ)
- Laura Rulli, Võnge Festival / Backstage Records Estonia (Acoussion MTÜ)
- Marili Jõgi (Moon Management OÜ)
- Marion Selgall da Silva, the Baltic Sisters / 6hunesseq (Maroi OÜ)
- Silver Sepp (Loomepuhkus OÜ)
- Terje Trochynskyi (Svjata Vatra OÜ)
The composition of the committee selecting the eight applications includes Ave Sophia Maria Tölpt (Music Estonia), Jaan Jaago (Estonian Authors’ Society), Madli-Liis Parts (Ministry of Culture of Estonia), and Tarmo Noormaa (Estonian Traditional Music Centre). The work of the jury was coordinated by Music Estonia project manager Sebastian Buccioni.
The committee chose to focus on artists and music companies with clear goals that align with the potential of WOMEX. Music Estonia thanks all of the applicants for their interest. Thanks to the healthy response to the open call, the Estonian delegation at WOMEX will be a representative cross-section of the global music sector in Estonia.
This year there will be a joint Baltic booth area with a larger meeting area, networking event in collaboration with Spanish regional export offices, a reception and an official WOMEX showcase performance by Puuluup.
- Delegate pre-meeting at Music Estonia offices (Oct 10)
- Networking session with Spanish music professionals (Oct 27)
- Baltic Reception (Oct 28)
- Puuluup Official WOMEX Showcase (Oct 28)
The WOMEX summer rate (€396 incl. VAT) is available until August 25. Students can register for €165 (incl. VAT).
Use the following link to register as part of the Estonian delegation: https://www.womex.com/virtual/registration/womex/2023/special/NFrPXGJ3aH
Throughout the registration process the code should already be entered in the respective field. If it is not, enter it manually: NFrPXGJ3aH
The EAÜ/ME export fund remains open to new applicants. Five suitable applicants can receive 500 euro each of travel support to attend industry events in Europe.
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The delegation’s contact trip is organized by Music Estonia, the partners are Estonian Traditional Music Centre, Klassikaraadio and Tallinn Music Week. The project is financed by the Baltic Culture Fund (project partners are Music Information Centre Lithuania (lead partner) and Latvian Music Information Centre) and the Ministry of Culture of Estonia. Delegates are also supported by the Estonian Authors’ Association (EAÜ).