Ethno USA 2023

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This year's edition of Ethno USA is going to be held in Greensboro, North Carolina, welcoming approximately 40-45 musicians from all over the world!

08 July 2025 - 21:31 09 December 2023

Applications for the 3rd edition of Ethno USA are open!

This year we will be in Greensboro, North Carolina!

Ethno USA 2023 will welcome approximately 30-40 participants and between 3-5 artistic mentors. We also aim to have up to 3 guest mentors from the region visiting us on site.

Attendees will get to experience a diversity of musical traditions both from within the USA and from around the world! There will be time to get to know each other during the camp, as well as experience the excitement of performing at the North Carolina Folk Festival ( mainstage!

Before you begin, please make sure you have readily available:

1. A clear scan of your passport page(s) (for US applicant: Drivers Licence or US ID are accepted) with your personal details visible (required)

2. A recent photo of yourself, preferably with your instrument (required)

You will need to attach all applicable supporting documents for the form to be considered complete and successfully submitted.

For more information on Ethno USA, visit You can also email

Please note –

1. By filling this application, you are agreeing to adhere to the Health and Safety guidelines from JM International, Folk Alliance International, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the governments of the United States of America, your country of departure and your home country. Health and Safety regulations from Guilford County and North Carolina may additionally apply.

2. No fee is payable at the time of filling out this application. The fee is payable once your application has been approved.

3. Successful applicants will be notified. If you do not need a scholarship to participate, or a scholarship is not granted, you will receive a notification from Mubazar requesting you to pay USD $318 (the Ethno USA participation fee) before your place is confirmed. Successful scholarship applicants will receive a discount code to complete the registration process.

4. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, i.e. as soon as they are received. For this reason, please apply at your earliest possible convenience. Once places fill up, a waitlist will be created.