WOMEX Statement on COVID-19

Dear WOMEX community,

As you are all aware, the COVID-19 emergency has pushed music festivals, concerts and all other major events such as SXSW, Tallinn Music Week and many others across the world - including our very own Classical:NEXT that was scheduled to take place this May - to cancel or postpone; we at Piranha Arts / WOMEX stand in full support with our peer event organisers and the creative community. We admire them for making this difficult but responsible decision of prioritising public health and well-being of their community. Such decisions are never easy and hold high repercussions. We wish to express our sincerest solidarity with all our friends and partners in the live music business, including artists, music and cultural venues, their staff and technical teams, who are facing such challenging conditions. It is situations like these where it is more important than ever that we stand united, and support each other in facing unprecedented circumstances.

Just like everyone else, precautionary measures have impacted our office accessibility and timings. Piranha Arts / WOMEX team is currently working from home: we will remain reachable, however this will be via email only for the moment. Please do not try reaching us via the office phone: if you would like to get in touch, please email directly, or via womex@womex.com and we will connect you to the right department.

Stay safe friends, and we'll get through this.

Your WOMEX Team

article posted by:Gideon Elfgen, Piranha Arts