E-mail : info.waaf@yahoo.com
Phone : +389 46 200 - 032
Duration: 20 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2018
Location: Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Price: 69€
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Director: Ognjen Vucevic
Application Deadline: 15 August 2018

Standing at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor like an eager host, Herceg Novi (Херцег Нови) welcomes visitors with bright bouquets, sparkling seas and almost-constant sunshine. ‘Novi’ means ‘new’, and while this is indeed one of the newer towns on the bay, to the contrary  the city was founded in 1382. ‘Herceg’ refers to Herceg (Duke) Stjepan Vukčić, who fortified the town in the 15th century; the most dramatic of the remaining fortifications are a little younger.
The centre of Herceg Novi is Stari Grad (Old Town), decorated by buildings dating back to the epochs of Sahat – Kula (1667) and Kanli – Kula (1483). Fortress Spanjola (1538) and Fortress Forte Mare (1687) are only a part of the cultural heritage of this renowned town. Though its shiny squares, elegant churches and formidable fortresses are centuries old, they’re brought to life by the buzz of clattering cafes and the sound of pianos drifting from the windows of music schools. Further down, pebbly beaches and concrete terraces offer access to the bay’s best – and cleanest – swimming. Follow the pedestrian-only promenade and you’ll hit Igalo, famed for its therapeutic mud.

The organizer of the festival is Cultural Art Society “ Jedinstvo” Bar – founded in 1910. With its 102 years of existence, the Cultural Art Society’s goal is to gather around young people and offer them the opportunity to meet new people, establish new friendships and learn about different cultures and traditions, which is also the main purpose of this festival.
The idea of the festival is to develop communication and dialogue between diverse cultures, by nurturing tradition as well as modern dance styles, thus combining the traditional and the modern in a timeline that will take the spectators from history to modern times.

  • Groups from all over the world can take part in this festival.
  • Participants of female, male, mixed and children’s choirs in all genres of music; acappella, or with musical accompaniment are welcome to apply.
  • The number of participants and followers is not limited.
  • There is no restriction on age of the participants
  • The organizers provide an invitation
  • The program of each composition must be within 10 – 15 minutes
  • The ensembles must bear the flag of their country
  • It is also necessary to visibly display panel on which the name of your group and the name of your country is inscribed.
  • It is recommended that groups should bring about 12 – 15 small gifts for exchange.
  • Participants may be presented by live music or music on flash memory
  • To participate in the festival, groups need to send an application form, artistic history and photos of the group

Accommodation in hotels: 
  • 69 euros per person for 3 nights of stay with half board (2 meals per day)
  • 85 euros per person for 4 nights of stay with half board (2 meals per day)

  • Accommodation according to the price selected and meals (HB: breakfast and dinner)
  • For 24 participants in a group, the 25th will be free of charge
  • Advertising of the festival
  • Diplomas, certificates, invitation and souvenirs
  • Free parking for the bus
  • On request, a professional tour guide can be hired to accompany the group on their excursions, but the travel guide expenses will be covered by the group

  • Health insurance (First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group).
  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
  • Any additional transfer and tours
  • Additional lunch (depending on the hotel)
  • Additional payment for 1/2 rooms is 5 Euros per person per night
  • Additional payment for a single person in a single room is 50% of the price
  • Montenegrin tax and Insurance – 1.5 Euros per person per day

Day 1: 20.09.2018
-Checking in the hotel
-Welcome reception
-Dinner in the hotel
– Free time for individual activities
Day 2: 21.09.2018
-Breakfast in the hotel
-Visiting the Old Town of Herceg Novi
-Official opening of the festival (first festival evening)    
-Dinner in the hotel
Day 3: 22.09.2018
-Breakfast in the hotel
-(Optional) Boat cruise
-Parade on the main street and finishing in the location where the performances will take place;   
-Closing ceremony of the festival
-Dinner in the hotel
Day 4  23.09.2018  
-Breakfast in the hotel
-Visiting Budva, Tivat, Kotor, … (Groups go on these excursions with their own bus);
-Dinner in the hotel
Day 5: 24.09.2018
-Breakfast in the hotel
-Checking out of the hotels

*The organizer reserves the right to make changes in the festival program.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.