Regulations and criteria for registration
Who is accepted?
Each year only 25 ensembles are chosen for each event out of hundreds that apply. A professional committee, comprised of six members, reviews the material sent in by the applicants. They then decide on the 25 chosen ensembles for each event. The members on the committee are changed once in 2-3 years and are supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The relevant criteria
First and foremost – the music. The members on the committee are among the world’s leading music industry professionals and know good music when they hear it.
In addition, experience performing professionally, willingness to tour abroad, running an active Facebook page, having material in English and serious management are all huge advantages.
Applying for a second year in a row?
You are eligible. But note that no more than 20% of ensembles in the 2020 festival can be participants from the 2021 festival.
If you have participated in the festival for the past two years, you can not apply for a third year.
How to apply?
Musicians interested in applying must fill out the application form available on the website. Make sure to complete the form both in Hebrew and in English.
A nominal fee of 50 NIS.
Years of Activity
Applying band must be active for at least one year.
Applying band had several performances during the last year.
High Quality Live Video
Applying band must attach at least one high quality live video.
Applying band should be capable of speaking & communicating in English.
No Changes in Band Members
The musicians that are written in the application are those who perform in the festival. The festival will reconsider the participation of the band in a case of band members changes.
Application will be accepted until Jun 19 at 12 pm.
Accepted applicants will be notified by the end of July 2021.
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