When can I apply for the calls?

In every round there is a two-month long period when the application for the calls are open. For 2020 the application is closed and the next round will be open in 2021 – the dates will be defined according to the COVID-19 situation.

How does the COVID-19 affect the programs?

All the programs that are part of MOST’s four-year project will still be going ahead, and applications are still open. Events that are affected by travel restrictions will be postponed or held online. We will notify you of new venues, dates and formats as soon as we have finalised them. Thank you for your understanding.

Why are Greece, Slovenia and Turkey not included in the list of Balkan countries?

In the MOST project, Balkans are not necessarily defined in geographic terms but as an area that shares the same music market challenges. As far as we are concerned, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey are different in this sense.

Can I apply for several Programs at the same time? (eg. apply to Balkan Music Export and Management Training)

Yes, applying simultaneously to several pillars is accepted. But please take into account, that in case of oversubscription those applicants who have successfully applied for another pillar will be subordinated.

Am I allowed to submit my application without being fully involved in the world music scene?

Yes, but please note that in order to hand in a valid application your music has to be somehow connected to world, ethno or traditional music or related genres (e.g. jazz). But musical genres have a fluid nature and we absolutely respect it. So, if you feel you are related to this scene, don’t hesitate to apply and will listen to what you’ve got to say with open ears.

Will all the musicians in Balkan Music Exchange Program get a chance to play on WOMEX or other showcases?

WOMEX: At WOMEX 2020 (held in Budapest), there will be a dedicated slot for MOST artists where a few of them will have the chance to perform (min 1 max 3 concerts).

Showcases: Every selected artist/band will have the chance to receive 3000 eur (eligible for travel and accommodation costs and registration fees) if their application for an international showcase is successful. At Budapest Ritmo international showcase festival there will be a dedicated slot for MOST artists every year (min 1 max 3 concerts).

If you have any questions, please contact us by writing to the info@mostmusic.eu email address.

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