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The Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI) is a European cooperation project initiated by a consortium of 10 partners from 9 countries of Central and South Eastern Europe (CSEE).

HEMI’s consortium is developed as a Cluster, and includes Public and Private organizations, Associations, Festival & Live event Organizers, Export Offices, Music Business schools and showcase festivals.

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for 4 years (2020-23), HEMI aims to strengthen and expand the horizontal value chain and the cooperative model among the joining organizations operating in the Music Industry and in the Live Music sector of CSEE region.


  • Support consortium partners business development (companies, Festivals, venues)
  • Enhance CSEE music professionals entrepreneurial skills & competencies
  • Support CSEE Artists professionalization & internationalization
  • Lobby for CSEE Music Industry development (national & European level)
  • Represent CSEE music market (in & out CSEE countries)
  • HEMI aims to create a sustainable “Music Hub” (a network of national hubs).

Main objectives:

  • Develop innovative business models between consortium partners to jointly capitalize on distinctive but complementary assets (conferences, Festivals and products).
  • Co-produce and co-promote new events / products to create strong brand awareness
  • Create HEMI Incubator to support the professionalization & internationalization of CSEE music professionals (i.e. fellows).
  • Support CSEE music professionals vocational and educational training (VET) models

HEMI Associated Events

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* The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia and The City Administrationfor Culture of the City of Novi Sad.