The Forum for Folk Arts Foundation is a partner nonprofit organization of Hangvető, organizing international training programs on the field of folk music and folk art, involving regions from the Balkans to Visegrad countries, and beyond.
We are leaders of and partners in several international projects: we set up World Pitch in Hungary, a music educational pilot project (Music Moves Europe) with the support of the European Union’s Creative Europe Programme; and we have been organizing a new summer university course, Music as Heritage at the Central Euopean University, which returns for its third edition in 2021.
WORLD PITCH is a one-year training programme for young world music professionals under Music Moves Europe in 2019-2020. What we offer is a unique one semester long training course for 10 young professionals already active in the field of world music.
Folk_ME – Folkmusic education for the future generations. The main goal of the project is to channel the European cultural heritage into the Hungarian and international public education.
Following the great success of the previous two editions, in 2021 we continue online with Music as Heritage: an Interdisciplinary Approach in Theory and Practice and submerge again in musical heritage, heritage management, digital ethnomusicology research, and more! The course will focus on Béla Bartók, influential composer of the 20th century and one of the forefathers of modern ethnomusicology.
Central European Music Square is a regional platform for international music cooperations and events. It was set up to respond to the prevailing situation in the region after the regime change: the infrastructure for cultural connections collapsed, whatever emerged from the ex-Soviet bloc to the wider international stage was the chance result of a few stakeholders and enthusiasts.