LOOKING FOR NEW FACES 2023: Open call for a rising young music professionals in the Region

With the New Faces 2023 initiative, representatives of the regional music scene are selecting ten of the most promising young music professionals. Nominations are open until 1st March.

The regional music scene is thriving with fresh and innovative artists, and it’s crucial to support young talents who stand out and have a passion for the music industry. Regional festivals and conferences – MENT Ljubljana (Slovenia), Kontakt (Serbia), SHIP (Croatia) and PIN Music Conference (North Macedonia) – have joined forces to select ten talented young professionals from the former Yugoslavia region. New Faces 2023 provides an opportunity for young people (up to 30 years old) who are actively involved in the local and/or regional music scene to build on their skills and connections, and gain valuable experience in the field of music festivals and conferences.

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The New Faces are the movers and shakers of the regional music scene working in different fields of the music industry such as event organisation, booking, management, publishing, music journalism, production and more. They stand out with their work ethic and ambition and are always striving to improve.

ATTENTION: The open call is not aimed at musicians!

During the initial phase, which closes on 1st of March at midnight, we are collecting applications and proposals from the general public. Individuals can nominate third parties by filling in the application form at the link above. Applicants must be 30 years old or younger in 2023.

After receiving the applications, international festival representatives will select the top ten. The winners will receive a guaranteed PRO pass (entry to all festival concerts + conference entry + access to the online delegate database) to at least four partner conferences in the Balkans, covered accommodation expenses in the foreign country and media exposure.