Директор: Victoria Mikhailova The International Festival and Competition "Wroclaw Art Inspirations Festival" will take place in the Polish city of Wrocław, which will not leave anyone indifferent with its incredible history. The city is known for its 112 bridges, 5 rivers, 12 islands, and over 400 dwarves, which have recently become its symbol The International "Fountain of Inspiration" festival and competition has been taking place in Poland since 2018. Its main goal is to support, promote, and build an international platform for cultural exchange among amateur and professional groups and participants. Traditionally, the organizers of the festival are the "Inspiracja+" Foundation from Poland and the NGO "Art Center "Antre" from Ukraine, in cooperation with the Centrum Kultury Agora. Our main goal is to shape an informed and active consumer of culture, expanding sensitivity to the arts. We create a space for interaction between the creator and their audience, where active dialogue takes place. Our aim is to promote greater understanding, inspire more, and stimulate creative and social development more effectively. Participants: Soloists, small groups, ensembles / chamber formations, and ensembles are invited. Genres: Choreography: folk dance or folk-stylized dance, classical, contemporary/modern, jazz, artistic, street dance, ballroom dance, show dance, children's dance, show-bellydance. Vocal, instrumental, vocal-instrumental, and choral ensembles Folk ensembles, ritual theaters, folk art ensembles. Theatrical arts, acting skills. Fashion theaters / fashion shows. Other genres, according to accepted applications. The festival is of a competitive nature. Technical Requirements: Competitive program within the time limit (1-2 performances): Soloists, duets, trios - 4 minutes. Small groups (4-10 individuals) - 6 minutes. Ensembles and groups (11 or more individuals) - 9 minutes. Participants have the right to participate in multiple genre categories with separate applications and separate fees for each application. Age groups: Mini kids: 7-9 years old Children: 10-13 years old Junior: 14-17 years old Adults: 18 years old and above Senior: 50 years old and above MIXED GROUPS To participate in the festival, it is necessary to submit an application along with a QUALITY backing track to the Organizer's email. In case the performance exceeds the allotted time in the application, the Organizer reserves the right to stop the performance. Awards: Laureates of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes receive individual diplomas, festival medals, and a cup for the group. The winner of the Small Grand Prix receives a cup, festival medals, and a diploma. The winner of the Grand Prix receives the Great Grand Prix cup, festival medals, and the Grand Prix diploma. Letters of gratitude are awarded to teachers and leaders for their preparation and participation. Upon the recommendation of the Jury, participants receive certificates for FREE participation. All participants receive commemorative festival merchandise, participant badges, a festival folder for leaders, individual diplomas, and festival medals. Participation fee: 4 days / 3 nights accommodation with half-board, 20+1 for free. Hostel: 4-6 bed rooms - 145 euro per person 3* Hotel: 3-4 bed rooms - 165 euro per person Accommodation is arranged with the leaders prior to the arrival of the participants. Leaders will be accommodated in 2-3 bed rooms. Participation fee includes: Accommodation in the chosen option for 4 days/3 nights. Meals: breakfast and dinner, starting with dinner on the day of arrival and ending with breakfast on the day of departure. City tour of Wrocław (for formed groups of 25 people or more. without a bus). Participation in festival performances with commemorative awards for participants. Special offer for groups of 20people: 20 participants + 1 leader free of charge. Participation fee does not include: Festival participation fee. Optional excursions, museum tickets. Personal expenses. Transportation services. Upon request, the organization of additional paid services related to transportation from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, from the hotel to the concert hall and vice versa, airport meet and greet by festival staff, and upgrading the proposed hotel to a higher class is possible. For inquiries regarding additional services, please contact and send an official request to the Organizing Committee. Groups (11 or more participants) - 15 euros per participant. Groups (4-10 participants) - 18 euros per participant. Duets and trios - 25 euros per participant. Soloists - 30 euros per participant. For participation in additional categories: Groups (11 or more participants): additional fee of 5 euros per participant for each additional application. Groups (4-10 participants): additional fee of 10 euros per participant for each additional application. Soloists, duets, and trios: additional fee of 15 euros per participant for each additional application. Jury: The jury panel is formed by the Organizers and consists of representatives from the fields of culture, arts, public organizations, media, and other prominent personalities from participating countries. The permanent jury panel consists of 5 members. Evaluation is conducted on a 10-point scale. The jury has the right to: Provide recommendations to the competition participants. Recognize individual performers and award them with special prizes. By agreement with the organizing committee, make decisions regarding changes to the festival regulations or not award participants with prizes in specific categories. The jury has the right to withhold the Grand Prix if there is an insufficient number of points. The jury's decision is final and not subject to review. Information: Groups interested in participating must submit an application along with a backing track. The organizing committee provides accommodation and a cultural program (excursions) in agreement with the participants. The group delegation can include artists and their accompanying group. There is no limit to the number of artists and accompanying members. During the festival, the participating groups may be invited by the organizers to take part in joint events such as the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, parade, accompanying concerts, cocktails, workshops, and others. The presence of invited teams at various events is mandatory. The application for participation must be submitted no later than November 15, 2023. The payment should be made after the confirmation of participation but no later than November 15, 2023. The application should include a participant's abstract and promotional materials, such as photographs. The photos should be at least 1MB in size. The submitted materials will not be returned. A prepayment of 30% is required by November 15, 2023, and will be deducted from the final payment. All banking expenses are the responsibility of the sender. The remaining 70% is due by November 10, 2023, or upon arrival with the permission of the organizers. Bank details of the organizers for payment will be provided upon request from the team leader AFTER receiving the participation application. Program: December 14, 2023 - Arrival at hotels/hostels in Wroclaw (according to the selected offer below). Dinner. December 15, 2023 - Breakfast. Guided walking tour of the city with 100 bridges and mysterious legends. This is a cozy and comfortable city that was founded by Czech prince Vratislav and has been under the ownership of the Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland. Return to the hostel/hotel. Free time for optional excursions. Dinner. Optional excursions - Visiting the Wroclaw Zoo and Africarium at www.zoo.wroclaw.pl, - visiting the Aqua Park at www.aquapark.wroc.pl, - the Hydropolis Science Center at www.hydropolis.pl, - a panoramic view of the city from the 49th floor of Sky Tower Wrocław, - a walk on Tumski Island illuminated by over 100 gas lanterns. These are lit and extinguished by a caretaker, who can be found at dusk and dawn. This is the most characteristic figure of Tumski Island, known for his attire: a cylinder hat and a black cape. December 16, 2023 - Breakfast. Festival day - stage rehearsal, sound check, rehearsals. Opening Ceremony at Old Town Youth Culture Center Agor (stage 6x13). Competition performances. In the evening, there will be a festive Closing Ceremony and awarding of participants. Dinner. December 17, 2023 - Breakfast. Check-out according to hotel/hostel rules. Free day in Wrocław. Departure. Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Approved groups pay in advance 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.