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International Art Days in Russia

International Festival-Competition of Arts

04.02.22 - 06.02.22

Veliky Novgorod, 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 Veliky Novgorod

Committee for Culture and Youth Policy of Veliky Novgorod

Italian Ministry of Education

Event dates

04.02.22 — 06.02.22

03.02.23 — 05.02.23

02.02.24 — 04.02.24

01/31/25 — 02/02/25

Location

Veliky Novgorod, possible venues: the Regional Novgorod Philharmonic, the Center for Creativity "Dialog", the Palace of Culture and Creativity "City", others.

Application deadlines

In person: application deadline is 14 days before the start

Deadline for payment of participation fees - 10 days before the start

In absentia: Deadline for applications - 5th day after the end of the in-person event

Deadline for payment of participation fees - 7th day after the end of the face-to-face event

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 trivial dance

ballroom dance

Children's dance (up to 6 years old)

Others (specify in the application)

Free program.

Soloist - 1 dance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - 2600.00 rubles

Duet - 1 dance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - 2000.00 rubles per person

Team 3-5 people - 2 dances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1600.00 rubles per person

Team 6-10 people - 2 dances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1400.00 rubles per person

Team 11-20 people - 2 dances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1300.00 rubles per person

Team of 21 or more people - 2 dances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 900.00 rubles 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.

Soloist - 1 song no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - 2600.00 rubles

Duet - 1 song no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - 2000.00 rubles per person

Team 3-5 people - 2 songs no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1600.00 rubles per person

Team 6-10 people - 2 songs no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1400.00 rubles per person

Team 11-20 people - 2 songs no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1300.00 rubles per person

Group of 21 or more people - 2 songs no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 900.00 rubles 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.

Team 11-20 people - 2 songs no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1300.00 rubles per person

Group of 21 or more people - 2 songs no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 900.00 rubles 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.

Soloist - 1 work no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - 2600.00 rubles

Duet - 1 work no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - 2000.00 rubles per person

Group of 3-5 people - 2 works no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1600.00 rubles per person

Group of 6-10 people - 2 works no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1400.00 rubles per person

Team 11-20 people - 2 works no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1300.00 rubles per person

Team of 21 or more people - 2 works no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 900.00 rubles 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.

Team 11-20 people - 2 works no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1300.00 rubles per person

Team of 21 or more people - 2 works no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 900.00 rubles 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

Soloist - 1 number no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - 2600.00 rubles

Duet - 1 number no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - 2000.00 rubles per person

Team 3-5 people - 2 performances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1600.00 rubles per person

Team 6-10 people - 2 performances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1400.00 rubles per person

Team 11-20 people - 2 performances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1300.00 rubles per person

Group of 21 or more people - 2 performances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 900.00 rubles 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

Soloist - 1 performance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - 2600.00 rubles

Duet - 1 performance no more than 5 minutes (rehearsal 1 minute) - 2000.00 rubles per person

Team 3-5 people - 2 performances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1600.00 rubles per person

Team 6-10 people - 2 performances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1400.00 rubles per person

Team 11-20 people - 2 performances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 1300.00 rubles per person

Team of 21 or more people - 2 performances no more than 8 minutes (rehearsal 2 minutes) - 900.00 rubles 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

1 artist or reader - 1 work no more than 5 minutes including rehearsal - 2600.00 rubles

Duet - 1 work no more than 5 minutes including rehearsal - 2000.00 rubles per person

Groups of 3 or more people:

10 minutes (including performance, rehearsal, stage preparation, stage entry and exit) - 10,000.00 per team

20 minutes (including performance, rehearsal, stage preparation, stage entry and exit) - 15,000.00 per team

25 minutes (including performance, rehearsal, stage preparation, stage entry and exit) - 25,000.00 per 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.

A3 format without frame, each work - 500.00 rubles

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 - 4000.00 rubles (45 minutes)

Group master class - 1500.00 rubles (45 minutes)

Cost for non-participants:

Individual master class - 6000.00 rubles (45 minutes)

Group master class - 3000.00 rubles (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 / evening - Opening concert of the Festival
  • Day 2 - placement of the exhibition of participants in the nomination "Fine Arts, Fine Arts, Photography", the competitive part of the nominations "instrumental and vocal creativity" - small forms
  • Day 3 - the competitive part of the nominations "instrumental and vocal creativity" - large forms, nominations "theatrical creativity"
  • Day 4 - competitive day of the nomination “choreographic and circus art”
  • Day 5 - master classes, general staging of performances, dismantling of the exhibition in the nomination “Fine art, fine arts, photography”, in the evening Gala concert and award ceremony for participants.
  • ATTENTION! The days of the competition for each nomination can be changed 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 communicated to 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.

A separate GRAN PRIZE is awarded to the “best representative of culture”.
GRAN PRIZE holders will receive a diploma, a commemorative badge, as well as:
Soloist - free participation and accommodation (3 nights in a triple room) during the International Festival-Competition "Russian Evenings in Italy" next year.
Duet or team - free participation of the team, free accommodation of the team leader (3 nights in a triple room) during the International Festival-Competition "Russian Evenings in Italy" next year.
LAUREAT OF THE 1st DEGREE - any composition, according to the points scored / Prize - 50% discount for participation in the International Festival-Competition "Russian Evenings in Italy" in Italy next year
LAUREAT OF THE 2 DEGREE - any composition, according to the points scored / Prize - 25% discount for participation in the International Festival-Competition "Russian Evenings in Italy" in Italy next year
LAUREAT OF THE 3 DEGREE - any composition, according to the points scored / Prize - 10% discount for participation in the International Festival-Competition "Russian Evenings in Italy" in Italy next year
ALL PARTICIPANTS - free participation in the Play Internet Contest of the current year.
ATTENTION! The above discounts for participation are possible only in case of purchasing a package with accommodation from the organizers of the Festival-competition. Terms and prices on the website www.festivalcontest.net
*Prizes may not be awarded at the discretion of the jury members or organizers.
* Jury members may award other prizes and gifts at their own discretion, 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 the jury members make a non-negotiable decision.
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.
Convenient for accommodation hotels in the city: the hotel "Volkhov", the hotel "Holiday Inn" and many other hotels in the center. The average cost of a taxi ride in the city is 150.00 rubles.

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