The WOMEX Jury, established in 1999, comprises seven independent jury members, who change annually and who come from all over the world.
Our yearly call for proposals is open to any artist or music professional, living in any country or region globally. Based on the proposals submitted to them, the WOMEX Jury aims and strives to build a balanced programme.
They balance their programme by taking into account various elements of diversity and inclusivity (among them gender, culture, indigeneity, age, performance style, representation, professional readiness, advocacy, tradition, innovation, and region) that are required on stage and in the Conference sessions.
This year, faced with the challenges and uncertainties amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the Jury’s working process was unlike that of any previous edition. For the first time in WOMEX history, the Jury meeting was held digitally, with each member taking part from their personal lock-down.
The WOMEX Jury's selection reflects the proposals received every year. If you, our beloved community, perceive any elements missing, then please help us by spreading the word, and help us fill any gaps with your pro-active encouragement and outreach. We are open for all input!