Director: Mr. Murman Gamisonia Festival dates and location: Georgia, Tbilisi, 23 – 27 May / 20 Goal of the Festival: Development of folklore arts; popularization of the world folklore culture; sharing of experience between participants; empowerment of mutual respect and tolerance; deepening of creative contacts; popularization of Georgian and world folklore arts; improvement of the level of qualification of choreographers. Festival Participants: Folklore groups from different countries of the world and different regions of Georgia (ages not limited) take part in the Festival Participation Conditions: Participants present two shows (3-5 minutes each) in the following nominations: folklore dances, folklore songs (ensembles and individual); songs and romances; folklore handcraft arts (exhibitions). In the final conclusive concert participating artists will present only one show. Music can be live or phonogram. With the application Festival participants submit their program (audio, video files of their previous shows, materials necessary to be published in the newspaper and Festival booklet). Festival participants will be awarded with the Festival Laureate Diplomas and different presents Program: The Final Agenda of the Festival will be finalized one month ahead of the Festival. Participation fee: According to self-funding principle each foreign participating groups pay the following fee per participant of their group: 250 Euro per person - 5 days – 2 star hotel accommodation (2, 3, 4-bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; transportation is free on concert days.; 350 Euro per person - 5 days – 3 star hotel accommodation (2, 3, 4 bed rooms), meals 3 ntimes a day; transportation is free on concert days.; 400 Euro per person - 5 days – 4 star hotel accommodation (2, 3 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; transportation is free on concert days.; 500 Euro per person - 5 days – 5 star hotel accommodation (2, 3 bed rooms), meals 3 times a day; transportation is free on concert days.; Transportation (Airport – Hotel), Tours in Georgia – It’s paid. Important: Every 16th participant of a Festival participant group is free from the Festival fee; Note: accommodation will be located in the City of Tbilisi; hotels will be specified after the type and level of hotel will be chosen by each participating group. *Supplement for double room – 5 euro per day per person. *Supplement for single room – 10 euro per day per person. Participation fee does not include: Additional day in the hotels: 25, 35, 45 euro per person per day (depending on the category of service selected); Optional tours; International Transport, insurance; Transfer (Airport - Hotel). Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment. As a next step the participating group transfers 50% advance payment of the whole fee to be paid. Remaining 40% is to be transferred not later than a week ahead of the start of Festival.