The Balkans have a vibrant world music scene that is often underrepresented in the global music market. MOST, the Bridge for Balkan music is a holistic project that aims to change that. Focusing on a catchment of 9 countries, and run by a consortium of 9 partners located all around Europe, MOST supports Balkan world musicians, young managers, festivals and music venues. Calls are now open for Balkan music industry people and for venues and festivals from all over Europe.
MOST offers opportunities for artists, managers, bookers and festival organisers. All participants receive training and mentoring tailored to their areas of expertise.
- Selected musicians will get a chance to play at international stages such as EXIT Festival and Budapest Ritmo. This year MOST has a focus on world music that is spiritually inspired, connecting the listener to nature and mindfulness through music. Musicians also receive financial support for building a new portfolio or shooting music videos, and to attend WOMEX.
- Young managers, apart from training and mentoring, may choose to apply to traineeships at European world music hubs such as Piranha Arts, Hangvető, or others.
- Festival exchange programme participants will be paired up (one Balkan festival with one from elsewhere in Europe), and receive funding for mutual meetups and artists exchanges.
Terms vary by sub-programme, but travel and accommodation costs are covered. Activities take place at various times throughout 2022.