Calling all artists, DJs, filmmakers, conference speakers and mentors...

To Katowice, the heart of Silesia

The 23rd edition of WOMEX - the World Music Expo - will be held in the UNESCO City of Music of Katowice, Poland from 25 - 29 October 2016. Each year, the WOMEX Showcase, Film and Conference programme is created based on an annual call for proposals inviting members of the international music community to apply to take part.

Call for Proposals

The Showcase, DJ Summit and Conference selection is made each year by an independent Jury, and the Film programme is curated by our in-house Film team. WOMEX receives many high quality proposals for a limited number of slots, so the task is tough and the competition is strong. Find out how you can submit your Showcase, DJ-Case, Film or Conference proposal below.


Perform at the premier global music showcase event, in front of one of the largest audiences of dedicated international concert and festival bookers, tour promoters and venues, labels, distributors, journalists and industry professionals. We welcome submissions from all corners of world and jazz music!

Submit your Showcase proposal


WOMEX presents a specialised DJ Summit, showcasing eclectic international DJs to bring their global sounds to the wider world music industry. We encourage DJs of any genre, medium and background to apply, and to bring their sounds to the world!

Submit your DJ proposal


WOMEX Film presents new releases - documentaries that portray music, movements and history from across the world. Apply to have your feature, middle-length or short shown – WOMEX gives you a platform to present your work and connect directly to the world music community.

Submit your Film proposal

Conference & Mentoring

WOMEX is seeking proposals from representatives from every sector who wish to present their vision, map out an idea or lay the foundation for moving the industry forward. Come and discuss your viewpoint or latest discovery to enlighten and network with your peers.

Submit your Conference proposal