Director: Mariam Odisharia Event dates: 26/04 - 30/04/2024 The opening of the festival-competition will be held on the stage of the large state hall of Tbilisi - the Philharmonic, and the competition day on the stage of the cultural center of the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta. During their stay on the territory of Georgia, the teams will have the opportunity not only to participate in the festival-competition, but also to see many interesting and colorful places, to get acquainted with Georgian history and culture. The program of the festival-competition consists of performances, round tables, awards ceremony and sightseeing tours to get acquainted with the cultural and historical heritage of the country. The main goals and objectives of the festival - competition: Creating opportunities for creative communication for children, adolescents and youth; Identification of new talents ; Development of culture and strengthening of interethnic cooperation; Opportunity to get acquainted with samples of national culture and art; Acquaintance with the best creative teams, establishing creative contacts between teams; Exchange of experience of the countries participating in the festival - competition in the artistic education of children, adolescents and youth; Creation of conditions for support and development of children's and youth creativity . Conditions for participation in the festival-competition: The festival-competition is attended by children (from 5 to 16 years old), youth (from 16 to 25 years old) and adults (from 26 years old and above) groups and individual performers in the following categories: vocal, choreography, instrumental genre, original genre, theatrical creativity, artistic word, fashion theaters, fine arts, arts and crafts, photographic art. I.Vocal (folk, pop, jazz, academic) Solo; Duets; Ensembles (from 3 to 4 people) Show groups; Choirs; Criteria for evaluation: musicality , artistic interpretation of a musical work, purity of intonation and sound quality, beauty of timbre and power of voice, stage culture, complexity of the repertoire, compliance of the repertoire with the performance capabilities and age category of the performer, performing skills. The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes. II.Choreography (folk, pop, classical, ballroom dance, modern, jazz, street dance , hip - hop , break dance , disco , bell _ dance , etc.) Solo; Duets; Small forms (from 3 to 4 people);; Ensembles. Criteria for evaluation: performance skills, performance technique, compositional construction of the performance, correspondence of the repertoire to the age characteristics of the performers, stage performance (plasticity, costume, props, performance culture), selection and matching of musical and choreographic material, artistry, disclosure of the artistic image. The duration of the work is not more than 5 minutes. III.Instrumental genre (folk, classical, pop, jazz) Solo; Duets; Small forms (from 3 to 4 people); Ensembles; Orchestras. Evaluation criteria: purity performance, instrumental technique, sound dynamics, complexity of the performed work, creative individuality, artistic value of the repertoire, originality, artistry. The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes. IV . Original genre ( circus performances, acrobatics, clowning, gymnastics, juggling, show with an object, illusion, etc.) Solo; Duets; Small forms (from 3 to 4 people); Team; Evaluation criteria: performance skills, technicality, compositional construction of the performance, correspondence of the repertoire to the age characteristics of the performers, stage performance (plasticity, costume, props, performance culture), artistry, disclosure of the artistic image, entertainment, coordination of movements and physical training, design, originality. The duration of the work is not more than 5 minutes. V. Theatrical creativity (dramatic performance, puppet theater, musical, plastic and pantomime, street theater, parody theater, shadow theater, solo performance, etc.) Evaluation criteria: disclosure and brightness of artistic images, performance level, stage performance (plasticity, costume, performance culture), repertoire compliance with the age characteristics of the performers, artistic design of the performance, props, actors' diction. The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes. Artistic word (poetry, prose, fable) Evaluation criteria: revealing the creative individuality of the contestant, artistry, charm, emotional impact on the listener, completeness of the theme of the work, literacy of speech. The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes. VI. Fashion theaters (retro collection, ethno collection, future collection, modern collection, know-how collection, etc.) Evaluation criteria: originality of the theme, consistency in style (costume, hairstyle, choreography, musical accompaniment), additions and accessories, artistic performance. The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes. VII. Visual arts (painting, graphics, design) Evaluation criteria: age appropriateness, mastery of performance, disclosure of the theme, color solution, coloring, composition, expressiveness, emotionality, originality. Participants submit 3 works. VIII. Arts and crafts (working with wood (carving, painting, birch bark, marquetry), working with clay (ceramics, sculpture of small forms), weaving (tapestry, lace, embroidery, patchwork) , working with metal (chasing, jewelry), natural materials (straw, vine, reed, other natural materials) Evaluation criteria: creativity in the performance of work, artistic taste, originality, knowledge and preservation of national traditions, skillful combination of traditions and innovation in the manufacture of work, imagination in the use of materials for manufactured products, possession of the chosen technique, aesthetic appearance and design of the work, age appropriateness, application new technologies and materials, non- traditional use of known materials. Participants submit 3 works. X. Photo art Evaluation criteria: subject of the photo, originality, quality of the photo, informative content. Participants submit 3 works. Age categories of the festival - competition: up to 6 years 7 - 9 years 10 - 12 years 13 - 15 years 16 - 19 years 20 - 25 years from 26 years mixed age category. Competitive requirements: Each team must submit 2 numbers Solo, duet, small forms - 1 number The carriers of phonograms are CD, FLASH - carrier or mini disc with high sound quality. Each sound recording must be on a separate medium indicating the name of the work, the name of the ensemble or the name of the performer, as well as the duration of the sound of this work. Vocalists are not allowed to perform under the " +" phonogram . To participate in the gala concert, ensembles and solo performers are selected by decision of the jury and the organizing committee. For the nominations " Fine Arts", "Decorative and Applied Art" and "Photographic Art", the championship will be held in the form of an exhibition of works. Each participant must submit 3 works to the competition. Requirements for the design of works: for the nomination "Fine Arts", a sign must be pasted on the work, indicating: city, institution, surname, name of the child, age, name of the work, supervisor; for the nomination "Decorative and applied art" , a sign should be placed near the work, indicating: city, institution, surname, name of the child, age, name of the work, leader; for the nomination "Photography" on the reverse side of the photo must be indicated: institution, surname, name of the child, name of the work, age, leader. Rewarding the participants of the festival - competition: To evaluate the performances of the participants, an international jury of prominent figures of culture and art from the countries of near and far abroad is invited. Following the results of the competition, a gala concert and a solemn rewarding of the participants of the festival-competition will take place. All participants will receive commemorative diplomas, medals and cups with the symbols of the festival from the company “ ART FEST ASSOCIATION ” . Evaluation of performances is carried out according to nominations, taking into account age categories. The jury awards : Grand Prix, Laureate I , Laureate II , Laureate III degree, Diploma I , Diploma II , Diploma III degree, as well as special prizes. By decision of the jury, the Grand Prix and other prizes may not be awarded. The program of the Gala Concert is determined by the organizational committee of the festival- competition based on the decision of the jury. The jury's decision is final and cannot be changed. The winners - collectives or solo performers will be awarded with invitations on special terms from the company "ART FEST ASSOCIATION” and members of the jury, to take part in festivals and competitions held both in Georgia and abroad, organized by partners of our company. Program: 26/04 - Arrival of participants and guests of the festival, transfer from the airport, registration, accommodation of participants and guests of the festival in a hotel in Tbilisi after 14.00. Lunch (for an additional fee). Free time. An evening of acquaintances, a meeting with leaders. Dinner (for an additional fee). Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi. 27/04 - Breakfast . Sightseeing tour of the capital of Georgia - the city of Tbilisi. Lunch (for an additional fee). Opening of the festival-competition on the stage of a large concert hall in Tbilisi - the Philharmonic. Dinner (for an additional fee). Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi. 28/04 - Breakfast . Rehearsal festival - competition. Performance and solemn rewarding on the stage of the cultural center of Mtskheta. Lunch (for an additional fee). Tour of the ancient capital of Georgia - the city of Mtskheta. Dinner (for an additional fee). Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi. 29/04 - Breakfast . Free time. Lunch (for an additional fee). Creative meetings with Georgian groups, exchange of experience. Dinner (for an additional fee). Farewell evening with leaders. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi. 30/04 - Breakfast. Check out of the hotel at 12.00. Departure of participants and guests of the festival, transfer to the airport. Participation fee: 200 Euro per person (with 3-4 local accommodation); 220 Euro per person (with 2- bed accommodation); 280 Euro per person (with 1 local accommodation); For 20 participants, 1 leader is free. (Leaders, if desired, are accommodated in 2-bed rooms at no extra charge). Participation fee includes: Official invitation; Festival fee (for groups); Special diplomas, medals and cups; Letters of thanks for team leaders and sponsors; Creative meetings with Georgian groups, exchange of experience; Accommodation in hotel: Hotel Zeg 4* https://www.booking.com/hotel/ge/zeg.ru.html Hotel 21 4* https://www.booking.com/hotel/ge/21-t-39-bilisi.ru.html Meal - Breakfast Sightseeing tour of the capital of Georgia - the city of Tbilisi; Tour of the ancient capital of Georgia - the city of Mtskheta; English speaking guide during excursions Transfer hotel - concert hall - hotel; Group transfer airport – hotel – airport; Accompanying Assistant; Participation fee doesn't include: Festival gathering for soloists, duets and small forms, as well as participation in an additional nomination: soloists pay extra 30 €, duets pay extra 40 € per duet, small forms 3-5 people pay extra 50 € per group, for participation in an additional nomination - additional payment of 15 € for participant Individual transfer or transfer from other airports in Georgia ( We can also provide transfers from railway stations and bus stations). Please check the price of transfers with our managers); Lunch - 15 - 20 € per person per day; Additional excursions ( We will organize an excellent excursion program for you! For detailed information on excursion programs, you can check with our managers by mail); Medical insurance; Transportation costs (air tickets); The cost of an additional day with breakfast a day is: in a 3-4-bed room – 35 € in a 2-bed room – 40 € in a 1-bed room - 55 € In case of arrival at the hotel 06.00 - 12.00 - additional payment of 50% of the daily cost; In case of arrival at the hotel 00.00 - 06.00 - additional payment of 100% of the daily cost; In case of hotel release 12.00 - 18.00 - 50% surcharge of the daily cost; In the case of the release of the hotel 18.00 - 00.00 - additional payment of 100% of the daily cost. Additional services: Original photos from the festival, gala concert and awards on CD / FLASH drive; Photo-accompaniment on a walk / excursions. Photo session for groups and soloists; Hair stylist (make-up and hairstyling); Master classes from professional artists; Video filming of the festival / gala concert. 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.