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Bozar joins the MOST international project

Along with the See Festival, an event that highlights the cultural wealth of South-East Europe, Bozar cements its participation in MOST, a project that supports musical and artistic creation in the region.

The MOST international project aims to boost the music market of the Balkans by connecting actors of the world music scene: artists, managers, festivals and the institutions that support them. The main objective is to connect the Balkan market to the global European market and to ensure sector growth through a series of initiatives, including training courses and scholarship programmes. Geographically, MOST covers Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.

Within this framework, Bozar acts as a cultural promoter in Western Europe. The See Festival (15‑19 December 2021) is an opportunity to showcase the creative wealth of South-East Europe and to promote the groups supported by the MOST project. The Bozar teams will also share their experience, by taking part in coaching and mentoring sessions for the project’s four pillars. Each pillar includes a call for applications, which can be found on the MOST website.

  • The Balkan Music Exchange aims to support artists and jump-start their international careers through financial support and greater visibility.
    Call for applications (deadline 12 December 2021)
  • The Festival Exchange pillar brings together representatives of 20 festivals and clubs/concert venues each year to exchange good practices and programming with the help of a mentor. 
    Call for applications (deadline 12 December 2021)
  • The Management Training pillar is meant for young agents, artist managers, promoters, venue or festival curators, and label managers starting their careers in the Balkans. It aims to provide them with professional skills, a wide European network and international experience. 
    Call for applications (deadline 12 December 2021)
  • The Pilot for Urban Policy pillar aims to connect the music sector and the city through proposals, information sessions and the implementation of pilot projects.
    Call for applications closed. Next call for applications in 2022.


The MOST project is co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme (European Commission) from 2020 to 2023.

In addition to Bozar, project members include Hangvető (Hungary, project leader), the EXIT Foundation (Serbia), Piranha Arts - WOMEX (Germany), Songlines (UK), ReK - Remont Kapital Culture Center (Albania), the Bulgarian Music Association (Bulgaria), Timișoara 2023 - European Capital of Culture Association (Romania), and the European Music Council.