June 30, 2020 - The KotorArt Festival has this year also been sponsored by UNESCO, the festival's organizers announced. The festival is planned for the period from July 2 to September 13, with the rotation of different program segments:
- KotorArt Kotor Children's Theater Festival (July 2 - 10)
- KotorArt Don Branko's Music Days (July 14 - August 14)
- KotorArt Philosophers' Square- Pjaca Od Filozofa (August 11)
- KotorArt International Klapa Festival Perast (September 11-12)
"The festival is of special importance for the culture of Montenegro, being the one of the most prestigious festivals in the country and the region. It gathers numerous artists and audiences over two months in Kotor and Boka, and has received plaudits from prestigious international sources for several years," the organizers said in a statement.
The main programs- Don Branko's Music Days, and the Kotor Children's Theater Festival are the holders of the European quality of the EFFE label festival. The segment dedicated to traditional singing- International Festival of Klapas Perast, has received a Wild Beauty Award from the National Tourist Organization.
"Apart from the extremely positive image it has on the European festivals map, and the small but highly professional team behind its realization- the main characteristic of the festival is the autonomy of its program units, decentralized administration, and an unusually high percentage of self-generated funds, especially in Montenegrin conditions. Even in these difficult times, individual segments of the festival, in addition to sponsors - UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture, and the Municipality of Kotor - are supported by numerous sponsors and partners," concludes the statement of KotorArt crew.