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International Art Days in Russia

International Festival-Competition of Arts

02.12.22 - 04.12.22

Volgograd, Russia


The International Festival-Competition, held in Russia, Kazakhstan, Italy, Spain and France, invites creative teams and individual participants without age restrictions in all creative categories.

1. The main thing about the event

Event organizers

  • “Festival&Contest” (Italy) – international cultural association
  • Administration of Volgograd
  • Committee for Culture of Volgograd
  • Italian Ministry of Education

Event dates

02.12.22 - 04.12.22
01.03.23 - 03.12.23

06.12.24 - 08.12.24


Location

Volgograd, Recreation Center "Traktorozavodsky district of Volgograd," Volgograd Musical Theater


Application deadlines

In person: the deadline for submitting applications is November 18

Participation fees due date is November 19

In online: Application deadline is Oct. 21

The deadline for payment of participation fees is October 22

Results announced: November 02

2. Creative nominations, age categories, timing, cost of participation in the competition
2.1 Choreography

Choreography (collectives and individual participants)

  • Classical and neoclassical ballet
  • Modern choreography (modern dance, jazz dance, etc.)
  • Hip-Hop (and all kinds of street dance)
  • Folk choreography, stylized folk dance
  • Sports dance
  • Ethnic and tribal dance
  • Ballroom dance
  • Children's dance (up to 6 years old)
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


Cost of participation:

Soloist - 1 dance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - € 43,00

Duet - 1 dance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - € 25,00 per person

Team 3-5 people - 1 dance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 15,00 per person

Team 6-10 people - 1 dance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 13,00 per person

Team 11-20 people - 1 dance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 11,00 per person

Team of 21 or more people - 1 dances no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 9,00 per person


Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation

Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation

Adults over 60 - 10% discount

Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount

Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount

* In the case of teams in the age category MIX F (mixed age category), discounts are applied only in the case of a maximum of 20% of participants in a different age category.

2.2 Vocal (soloists, duets, vocal ensembles)

Vocal (soloists, duets, vocal ensembles)

  • Academic vocals
  • Modern vocals (pop, rap, jazz, soul, funk, etc.)
  • Folk vocal
  • Spiritual music
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


Cost of participation:

Soloist - 1 song no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - € 43,00

Duet - 1 song no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - € 25,00 per person

Team 3-5 people - 1 song no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 15,00 per person

Team 6-10 people - 1 song no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 13,00 per person

Team 11-20 people - 1 songs no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 11,00 per person

Group of 21 or more people - 1 songs no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 9,00 per person


Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation

Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation

Adults over 60 - 10% discount

Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount

Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount

* In the case of teams in the age category MIX F (mixed age category), discounts are applied only in the case of a maximum of 20% of participants in a different age category.

2.3 Choirs (children's, men's, women's, mixed)

Choirs (children's, men's, women's, mixed)

  • Children's choirs
  • Men's choirs
  • Women's choirs
  • Mixed choirs

Free program.


Cost of participation:

Team 11-20 people - 1 song no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 11,00 per person

Group of 21 or more people - 1 song no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 9,00 per person


Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation

Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation

Adults over 60 - 10% discount

Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount

Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount

* In the case of teams in the age category MIX F (mixed age category), discounts are applied only in the case of a maximum of 20% of participants in a different age category.

2.4 Instrumental creativity (ensembles and individual members)

Instrumental creativity (ensembles and individual members)

  • Classical music (any musical instruments)
  • Contemporary music (any musical instruments)
  • Folk music (any musical instruments)
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


Cost of participation:

Soloist - 1 work no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - € 43,00

Duet - 1 work no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - € 25,00 per person

Group of 3-5 people - 1 work no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 15,00 per person

Group of 6-10 people - 1 work no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 13,00 per person

Team 11-20 people - 1 work no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 11,00 per person

Team of 21 or more people - 1 work no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 9,00 per person


Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation

Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation

Adults over 60 - 10% discount

Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount

Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount

* In the case of teams in the age category MIX F (mixed age category), discounts are applied only in the case of a maximum of 20% of participants in a different age category.

2.5 Orchestras

Orchestras

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Brass band
  • String orchestra
  • Orchestra of Folk Instruments
  • Variety Orchestra
  • Jazz orchestra
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program.


Cost of participation:

Team 11-20 people - 1 works no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 11,00 per person

Team of 21 or more people - 1 work no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 9,00 per person


Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation

Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation

Adults over 60 - 10% discount

Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount

Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount

* In the case of teams of the age category MIX F (mixed age category)

discounts apply only in the case of a maximum of 20% of participants of a different age category.

2.6 Original genre (individual members and collectives)

Original genre (individual members and collectives)

  • All types of circus art except: performances with animals, use of fire, aerial acrobatics

Free program


Cost of participation:

Soloist - 1 number no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - € 43,00

Duet - 1 number no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - € 25,00 per person

Team 3-5 people - 1 performances no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 15,00 per person

Team 6-10 people - 1 performances no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 13,00 per person

Team 11-20 people - 1 performances no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 11,00 per person

Group of 21 or more people - 1 performances no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 9,00 per person


Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation

Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation

Adults over 60 - 10% discount

Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount

Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount

* In the case of teams of the age category MIX F (mixed age category)

discounts apply only in the case of a maximum of 20% of participants of a different age category.

2.7 Folk art (individual participants and groups)

Folklore creativity (individual participants and groups)

  • A single category where stage movements or dance, singing, costume, folk musical instruments are evaluated at the same time

Free program


Cost of participation:

Soloist - 1 performance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - € 43,00

Duet - 1 performance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - € 25,00 per person

Team 3-5 people - 1 performances no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 15,00 per person

Team 6-10 people - 1 performances no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 13,00 per person

Team 11-20 people - 1 performances no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 11,00 per person

Team of 21 or more people - 1 performances no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - € 9,00 per person


Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation

Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation

Adults over 60 - 10% discount

Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount

Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount

* In the case of teams in the age category MIX F (mixed age category), discounts are applied only in the case of a maximum of 20% of participants in a different age category.

2.8 Theatrical creativity and fashion theater (individual participants and groups)

Theatrical creativity and fashion theater (individual participants and groups)

  • Theatre
  • Musical
  • Puppet show
  • Reader
  • Fashion theater
  • Model
  • Stylist
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free program


Cost of participation:

1 artist or reader - 1 work no more than 5 minutes including rehearsal - € 43,00

Duet - 1 work no more than 5 minutes including rehearsal - € 25,00 per person

Groups of 3 or more people:

10 minutes (including performance, rehearsal, stage preparation, stage entry and exit) - € 160,00 for the team

20 minutes (including performance, rehearsal, stage preparation, stage entry and exit) - € 250,00 for the team

25 minutes (including performance, rehearsal, stage preparation, stage entry and exit) - € 410,00 for the team


Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation

Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation

Adults over 60 - 10% discount

Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount

Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount

* In the case of teams in the age category MIX F (mixed age category), discounts are applied only in the case of a maximum of 20% of participants in a different age category.

2.9 Fine and photo creativity (individual participants and schools, studios)

Fine and photo creativity (individual participants and schools, studios)

  • Watercolor
  • Butter
  • Pastel
  • Tempera
  • Pencil
  • The photo
  • Others (specify in the application)

Free theme.


Cost of participation:

A3 format without frame, each work - € 8,00


Children under 7 years old - 20% discount on participation

Children from 7 to 9 years old - 10% discount for participation

Adults over 60 - 10% discount

Disabled people, orphans, children from large families - 50% discount

Distance participation (without the inscription on the diploma “in absentia”) - 50% discount

* In the case of teams in the age category MIX F (mixed age category), discounts are applied only in the case of a maximum of 20% of participants in a different age category.

2.10 Age categories

Age categories

JUNIOR A - up to 9 years

JUNIOR B - 9 to 12 years old

JUNIOR C - from 13 to 15 years

SENIOR D - from 16 to 19 years old

SENIOR E - over 19 years

MIX F - mixed category*

* if more than 20% of the team members do not match the selected age category

ATTENTION! When filling out an application for soloists and duets, indicate the exact age in the “message” column.

3. All events of the Festival-Competition
3.1 Master classes

Master classes

By appointment only, a personalized certificate of completion of the master class signed by the Maestro is issued. It is necessary to find out in advance the name of the Maestro and the number of available seats.

Cost for those who signed up for the competition part:

Individual master class - € 60,00 (45 minutes)

Group master class - € 25,00 (45 minutes)

Cost for non-participants:

Individual master class - € 120,00 (45 minutes)

Group master class - € 50,00 (45 minutes)

3.2 Concerts

Concerts

As part of the Festival-Competition, the opening concert of the Festival and the closing concert of the Festival are held with an awards ceremony for participants.

Opening Concert:

All participants of the competition program and their accompanying persons can visit the concert free of charge. As a rule, members of the jury and well-known professional artists involved in the event perform in the opening concert.

Closing concert and awards ceremony:

Among all participants and groups, regardless of the score, the organizers of the competition will choose the brightest numbers to perform at the final concert of the competition (the choice of performances does not depend on the panel of judges, on the score, but only on the colorfulness of the number). All other participants attend the concert as spectators and go up to the stage for the awards ceremony. Participants selected to perform at the concert will be notified the evening before by telephone.

3.3 General staging of performances

General staging performances

Members of the jury can choose individual participants or groups with which they will put together numbers with professional artists to perform in the Gala Concert of the Festival. Also, with a certain number of participants in each creative nomination, general rehearsals will be organized for staging performances at the Gala Concert. For example, a consolidated choir, consisting of all vocalists, or a general dance, where all dancers participate. For those who signed up for the competition program, these events are free.

3.4 Program of the Festival-Competition
Program of the Festival-Competition
  • 1 day - placement of the exhibition of the participants of the nomination "ISO, DPI, photo," the competitive part of the remaining nominations
  • Day 2 - in the morning: competitive part of nominations, after lunch Gala Concert and award ceremony

ATTENTION! The days of the competition for each nomination can be swapped by the organizers depending on the number of accepted applications in each nomination. The exact schedule of days for each nomination will be provided 7 days before the start of the event.

The exact schedule of registration of participants and the line of the competition will be informed to the participants additionally.

4. Jury evaluation system, awards, sponsors
4.1 Grading system of the competitive part
Competitive part grading system
The competitive part has a qualification, and not a competitive principle of evaluation. Each participant receives a diploma indicating the degree taken based on the average score.
All participants will be judged based on their age and creative category. Evaluated: performance technique, complexity of the selected work, individual approach to the interpretation of the work, manner of performance and personal style.
For each creative category, the jury members evaluate on a 100 point system (the average score of each performance of all jury members is calculated).
*In the case of several performances in the same category, the work that received the highest rating is selected for summing up.
Depending on the score received, all participants will be awarded the following degrees and prizes:
100 points - GRAN PRIZE / diploma + commemorative badge
99-90 points – 1st degree laureate / diploma + commemorative badge
89-80 points – 2nd degree laureate / diploma
79-70 points – 3rd degree laureate / diploma
less than 70 points - Participant / diploma
*The organizers are in no way related to the work of the jury members and cannot influence their decision. The decision of the panel of judges is not subject to discussion. The results of the evaluations received will be published on the website www.festivalcontest.net in the “reports” section at the end of the competition.
*Among all participants and teams, regardless of the score, the organizers of the competition will choose the brightest numbers to perform at the final concert of the competition (the choice of performances does not depend on the panel of judges, on the score, but only on the colorfulness of the number). The concert will take place only with special permission from the authorities during the pandemic.
The competitive part of the Festival will be held behind closed doors, in the form of entrance exams. During the competitive viewing, accompanying persons, teachers and parents who have registered at the entrance to the theater are allowed into the hall only if absolute silence is observed. In case of violation of this clause, the organizers reserve the right to ask all those present to vacate the hall
4.2 Jury members
Jury members
The jury members are chosen by the organizers each time depending on the Maestro's employment and on the applications received from the participants. The exact composition of the jury will be communicated to the participants in advance. You can consult the list of possible jury members by visiting the “artists and jury members” page of the website www.festivalcontest.net
4.3 Prizes of the Festival-Competition
Prizes of the Festival-Competition
7 GRAN PRIZE can be awarded in the following categories: choreography, vocalists and choirs, instrumental performers and orchestras, visual and photo art, theatrical creativity, original genre, folklore creativity.

ON LINE:
GRAN PRIZE winners will receive a diploma, a commemorative sign, as well as free participation in the full-time format of the festival.
1st DEGREE LAUREATE - any composition, by points scored/Award - 50% discount on participation in the full-time format of the festival.
LAUREATE OF 2 DEGREES - any composition, by points scored/Award - 25% discount on participation in the full-time format of the festival.
LAUREATE OF 3 DEGREES - any composition, by points scored/Award - 10% discount on participation in the full-time format of the festival.
People's Opinion Award - any composition, by scored points on the Internet/Award - free participation in the full-time format of the festival.
All videos are posted on the VK Festival & Contest page, votes are counted in the "video" section:
1 like - 10 points
1 view - 1 point

IN PERSON:
GRAN PRIZE winners will receive a diploma, a memorial sign, as well as free participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
1st DEGREE LAUREATE - any composition, by points scored/Award - 50% discount on participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
LAUREATE OF THE 2ND DEGREE - any composition, by points scored/Award - 25% discount on participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
LAUREATE OF 3 DEGREES - any composition, by points scored/Award - 10% discount on participation in any event organized by Festival & Contest next year.
ALL PARTICIPANTS - free participation in the Internet Play Competition of the current year.
ATTENTION! The above discounts on participation are possible only if you buy a package with resettlement from the organizers of the Festival - competition. Terms and prices on the site www.festivalcontest.net
* Prizes may not be awarded at the discretion of jury members or organizers.
* Jury members can award at their discretion other prizes and gifts, in the form of free participation in competitions in Europe, free education in schools, academies and conservatories, free master classes.
* Prizes may not be awarded if jury members make a decision that is non-negotiable.
4.4 Official invitations and letter to sponsors
Official invitations and letter for sponsors
The organizers are ready to prepare official letters for sponsors, administrations, cultural departments, school directors, etc. with a request to support your trip to the Competition. To do this, you need to send to the address info@festivalcontest.net the full name addressed to whom we are making an invitation, the full name of the organization that he leads and the full name of the participant or the name of the team that we are inviting.
5. Accommodation of participants and free time
Accommodation for participants
Participants, as well as accompanying persons, can independently arrange suitable accommodation during the event or contact the organizers for help.

Free time
Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) is a city where the pages of history textbooks come to life. Most of the monuments and museums in Volgograd are associated with the Battle of Stalingrad - an event that changed the course of the 1941-1945 war. Bloody battles took place here, the city was bombed and shelled - only a small part of the population survived. Volgograd became an eloquent monument to those who fought, and to those who gave their lives for the victory over the enemy.
Every resident of Russia should visit Volgograd at least once. Here are the things you can only do here:
- visit the places where the decisive battle of the Great Patriotic War took place - the Battle of Stalingrad;
- see the famous monument "Motherland Calls!," Which has become one of the symbols of Russia and is one of the ten tallest statues in the world;
- roll on a metrotram - Volgograd underground tram.
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