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UFPA Travel Opportunities
Gran Canary Islands | October 21–28, 2018

UFPA Travel

Join UFPA for WOMEX World Music Expo 2018

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Canary Islands, Spain
October 21–28, 2018

Join University of Florida Performing Arts as we travel the world to find the next great international artists to perform on our stages! The World Music Expo (WOMEX) is being held on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Experience culture and musical talent from across the globe as we celebrate a worldwide commitment to the performing arts.

  • Approximately 2,500 music professionals from 90 countries have a global and intercultural exchange.
  • WOMEX — the World Music Expo — is the most important international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films, and a showcase festival.
  • Seven stages, 700+ exhibiting companies, 80 speakers, films, an opening concert and an awards ceremony across five days and nights.
  • Las Palmas is a culturally-active hub on the island of Gran Canaria, and the capital of the Canary Islands with a cultural infrastructure of independent theatres, clubs, and cinemas.
  • WOMEX’s 18 main venues will be the inner city INFECAR exhibition space for the daytime expo and conference and the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus (named after a famous Canarian tenor) for the showcase festival, boasting several state of the art concert halls and a main hall with a glass backdrop that gives way to a wonderful view of the ocean.
  • Germán López (Artist, 2016|2017 season) was found for UFPA in 2015 at WOMEX. He is from the Canary Islands where WOMEX is being hosted.

Sample Itinerary

10/21 Travel day
10/22 Morning: arrive in Tenerife
Evening: Welcome Reception
Performance in Tenerife
10/23 Excursion in Tenerife (includes lunch and dinner)
10/24 Travel from Tenerife to Gran Canaria by ferry
WOMEX Opening Reception
Group Dinner
10/25 Lunch with Guest Artist/Agent/Presenter
Gran Canaria excursion (enjoy the local beach and shopping district)
WOMEX Evening Showcases
10/26 Explore WOMEX Trade Fair
Lunch with Guest Artist/Agent/Presenter
WOMEX Daycases
Group Dinner
WOMEX Evening Showcases
10/27 Full day excursion in Gran Canaria (lunch included)
Group Dinner
WOMEX Evening Showcases
10/28 Travel day

Sample itinerary is contingent upon WOMEX schedule of artist, agent or presenter availability.


$5,250 double / $6,000 single

Deposit and Final Payment

A deposit of $2,000 per person is required to confirm your place on the trip. The deposit is due by and refundable up until June 1, 2018, less a 3.5% administrative bank fee. The balance of payment is due 90 days prior to departure, July 23, 2018. All payments may be made by American Express, VISA, Master Card or check.


  • Visit the two largest islands in the Gran Canary Islands while exploring the unique culture
  • Exclusive experiences with WOMEX artists
  • Learn about WOMEX through the eyes and ears of artists, agents and presenters
  • Provide feedback on potential artists to bring to UFPA
  • Full access to all WOMEX showcases, programs and trade shows


  • Hotel accommodations for six nights
  • Transportation to/from airports in the Canary Islands
  • Transportation between Tenerife and Gran Canaria
  • Day time excursions on the islands
  • Registration and access to WOMEX programs and festivities
  • Welcome reception
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

* Not included: airfare to/from Canary Islands, travel insurance, extra room nights before/after group dates, and personal charges.

UFPA Development

For more information, to register or make your payment, please contact UFPA Development personnel:

Shannon Sumerlin
Director of Development
(352) 273-2480

Sara Stallings
Development Assistant
(352) 273-2703

Registration Form

Please complete this form and someone from the UFPA Development team will follow up with you to finalize your registration.

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