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Call for Canadian Participants: WOMEX 2023

This year, CAPACOA, Folk Music Ontario, Folquébec, Global Toronto, Small World Music, International Indigenous Music Summit, Mundial Montréal and Sunfest are joining forces to organize a call for artists for professionals participating in WOMEX 2023 and wishing to develop their international careers. 

We’re looking for participants in our mentorship sessions and performers at an unofficial showcase.  

Participate in a mentoring session presented by Global Toronto!  

Whether it’s your first or your tenth time at WOMEX, there are many challenges to navigate and make the most of this large-scale event. That’s why we are hosting a series of pre-WOMEX mentoring meetings between Tuesday, October 24 at 11 a.m. and Wednesday, October 25 at 4 p.m., to ease your way into the five-day conference. 

Share your interest in participating by registering for the call for participants. 

And that’s not all!   

The B2BBQ and showcases networking event is also back this year, and the unofficial Tuesday evening showcase will feature a range of Canadian artists presenting short performances in a more intimate format. 

If you’d like to perform at B2BBQ and/or be part of the mentoring cohort, please fill out the call for participants form: 

Call for Participants details  

The application is free, but places are limited. Those selected for the cohort will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and conference badge. Only those who are already planning to attend WOMEX and can afford to travel and stay there should apply. Mentoring participants may be artists or professionals. Participants should plan to arrive by Monday, October 23 or before.  

We are committed to diversity and want to support and work with and for artists from disadvantaged groups, applications from indigenous people, people of colour, refugees, immigrants, 2SLGBTQAI+ people and women.  

The call for applications closes on August 18 (extended from August 11). 

More information on WOMEX 2023

This program is supported by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canadian private broadcasters, Musicaction, SODEC, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Music Office, the Canadian Embassy in Madrid and the Bureau du Québec in Barcelona.

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