As the echoes of success from New Faces 2023 continue to resonate, the regional music scene is once again abuzz with anticipation as the New Faces initiative launches its Open Call for 2024. This year's mission is to discover and support ten of the most promising young music professionals (up to 30 years old) from former Yugoslavia region, empowering them to transform their musical dreams into reality with the guidance of seasoned industry professionals.
In collaboration with leading regional festivals
and conferences, including MENT Ljubljana (Slovenia), Kontakt (Serbia), SHIP (Croatia), and PIN Music Conference (North
Macedonia), New Faces 2024 aims to bridge the gap between ambition and
achievement. Nominations are now open until December 11th 2023, inviting the public
to shine a spotlight on young talents (up to 30 years old) actively
contributing to the local and/or regional music scene. "It is crucial to
acknowledge that the music industry extends beyond the artists on stage; it
includes dedicated professionals working behind the scenes, such as event
promoters, journalists, publishers, managers, and other indispensable
contributors. With an initiative like New Faces, we, as festival partners, are
providing young talents with the chance to enhance their skills. This not only
elevates the importance of our mission but also contributes to the broader
significance of our work."
APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER
Check out last years participants.
WHO ARE THE NEW FACES?
The New Faces represent the driving force behind
the regional music industry, excel in diverse fields such as event
organization, booking, management, publishing,
music journalism, production, and more. These
ambitious young professionals are defined by their work ethic, passion, and
unwavering commitment to improvement.
LOOKING FOR MUSIC PROFESSIONALS!
It is essential to note that the Open Call is not
aimed at musicians, but rather at the professionals who work tirelessly behind
the scenes to shape the industry's landscape.
ANYONE CAN NOMINATE!
During the initial phase, which concludes on
December 11, 2023 at midnight, the public is encouraged to submit applications
and proposals. Individuals can nominate themselves and third parties by
completing the application form available HERE. Nominees must be 30 years old or younger in 2024.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR THE NEW FACES?
The chosen ten will receive a coveted PRO pass,
granting access to all festival concerts, conference sessions, and the online
delegate database at a minimum of four partner conferences across the Balkans.
Additionally, New Faces 2024 will
cover accommodation expenses in the host country
and provide valuable media exposure to elevate their profiles within the
APPLY NOW AND BE PART OF THE
NEXT WAVE OF REGIONAL MUSIC INDUSTRY INNOVATORS!
Help us discover and celebrate the New Faces 2024
who will shape the future of music in the region. Nominate a young professional
or apply today at: APPLICATION LINK.