The MOST project was initiated and is led by Hangvető. This is the first time a project led by a Hungarian organisation has received funding within the EU’s Creative Europe Programme in the largest category.
Hangvető has been centre stage in the CEE region since 2004 for cultivating world music talent, producing and organising events, consulting on and implementing cultural development strategies and creating training programmes for industry professionals through international cooperation. Its Budapest office often pulsates with the sounds of world music, folk music and ethnomusic.
Hangvető was honoured to host the world music industry’s most prestigious networking event again: WOMEX 2020. This four-day event resulted from the cooperation of Hangvető’s great partnership with Müpa Budapest, the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, the Buda Castle Garden Bazaar and the A38 Ship.
The team also organises two annual festivals in Budapest: Budapest Ritmo, Trilla and PONT. The aim is to partner with numerous world music professionals across Europe to foster regional cooperation and showcase UNESCO-designated intangible heritage.
The Strategic Consulting team’s primary focus and expertise are writing grants, planning, organising and implementing cultural programmes through the European Capitals of Culture initiative, as in the case of Veszprém, Hungary, 2023. Hangvető is also a music consultant for Novi Sad 2021 (Serbia) and Timisoara 2021 (Romania).
With many successful training and mentoring programmes already behind the company, their Training Programmes team looks forward to continuing cooperation with the likes of CEU’s Summer University Program, Music Moves Europe (World Pitch) and WOMEX workshops, as well as creating new opportunities to engage with and learn from professionals in the world music industry.