Project Archives

“Pure enthusiasm for music from around the world led us to the idea of WOMAD in 1980 and thus to the first WOMAD festival in 1982. The festivals have always been wonderful and unique occasions and have succeeded in introducing an international audience to many talented artists. Equally important, the festivals have also allowed many different audiences to gain an insight into cultures other than their own through the enjoyment of music. Music is a universal language, it draws people together and proves, as well as anything, the stupidity of racism.” Peter Gabriel

2015 Accreditation Course Programme

July - Dec

With an investment from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the WOMADNI accreditation course programme for 2015-2016 could be realised and it was launched in September 2015.

WOMAD Foundation

Making their vision a reality since 1982

2015 Programme

Jan - June

The first half of 2015 the WOMAD programme momentum gathered with a large programme in the Causeway Coast & Glens, the official roll out of the accreditation programme and the arrival of the Growing Music project to the Isle.

2014 Outreach Programme

July - Dec

The second half of the Outreach Programme 2014 continued the success and impact from the first half of 2014. Workshops in Music, Dance & Art continued, taking place across the province in Ardoyne, Ballycastle, Ballyclaire, Ballyduff, Ballyearl, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Glengormley, Limavady, Merville, Monkstown, Moyle & Newtownabbey.

2014 Outreach Programme

Jan - June

The first half of the Outreach Programme 2014 continued the success and impact from the 2013 activities. Workshops in Music, Dance & Art took place across the province in Belfast, Ballymena, Banbridge, Ballymena, Castlewellan, Dungannon & Omagh.

2013 Creative Legacies

Opportunity to Develop

What & Why...

To provide opportunity through World Music, Arts & Dance for cultural learning and exchange within Belfast City; enabling the development of a peaceful confident shared society that can celebrate a legacy of individualistic and united creative culture.

Open College Network

WOMAD Accreditation Course

Beyond Skin in partnership with Northern Ireland Children's Enterprise & The WOMAD Foundation have developed and Open College Network qualification for the WOMAD Outreach Programme, available to over 15's.

Sinful Design - websites, graphic design, promotional material, illustration, creativity in Northern Ireland