5 - 8 December 2019
  Krakow      Poland

Director:  Victoria Mikhailova

Application Form

  until 15 November 2019

Competitive performances stage from 9x11m:
Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury im. Andrzeja Bursy - need to be confirmed

Main festival objectives:

  • National cultures restoration, development and preservation
  • Introduction with the best soloists and ensembles, the creation of a platform for creative exchange between participants, experience exchange
  • Support and development of children's and youth creativity
* Organizers reserve the right to make temporary and programmatic changes to the festival schedule.

Participation fee:

  • 165 Euro per person (3 nights)

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation in hotel 4 days / 3 nights 
  • 2 meals per day, starts on the day of arrival and ends on the day of departure 
  • tour in Krakow with a qualified guide (up to 2 hours)
  • phone card for teams managers for communication with the organizers
  • Valuable gifts from the organizers
  • Festival fee (participation with 2 competition numbers)

Extra charge:

  • extra night in Krakow (from 20 euro / person, incl. Breakfast) 
  • bus excursion in Zakopane (from 25 euro / person)
  • excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mine (about 25 euro / person)
  • visa
  • electives; entry tickets; personal expenses; public transport ride
  • participation in one more competition number (15 euros / participant)

Rewarding:

  • All participants are awarded with diplomas and gifts.
  • Winners of the competition - special laureate diplomas, special awards and gifts from sponsors.

Nominations:

  • Vocal art (soloists, duets, ensembles):
    • Genre - pop vocal
    • Genre - folk vocal
    • Genre - academic vocal
    • Genre - jazz vocal
  • Choreographic art (soloists, duets, small forms, groups):
    • Genre - the dances of the world's peoples
    • Genre - folk styling
    • Genre - classical choreography
    • Genre - modern pop dance
    • Genre - street dance show (performances based on hip-hop, disco, jazz-funk, techno)
    • Genre - modern dance (modern, jazz-modern, contemporary)
    • Genre - ballroom choreography.
  • Original art (soloists, duets, ensembles):
    • Genre - fine art
    • Genre - art reading
    • Genre - variety miniatures
    • Genre - fashion theaters and modeling agencies
    • Genre - instrumental music
    • Genre - circus.

Age categories:

  • Preparatory 3-5 years
  • I group 6-8 years
  • II group 9-11 years
  • III group 12-14 years
  • IV group 15-17 years
  • V group 18-26 years
  • VI group - adults

Conditions of participation:

  • For participation in the International Art  Festival - Competition "Krakow Treasures" talented children, youth and adults according to age groups are invited.
  • Participants submit two works or compositions in accordance with the nomination and genre
  • If necessary, participants can change the competitive works or compositions, but no later than 5 days before the festival-competition start by notifying the organizers of the festival (email). On the festival-competition day, changes to the entries are not allowed.

Competition jury:

  • Competitive program is evaluated by a professional multidisciplinary international jury. Based on the results of the jury’s marks calculation, the participant’s rating is compiled and places are allocated: 1st, 2nd, 3rd - in each nomination in accordance with all genres and age groups.
  • Final jury composition is approved by the organizers 7 days before the festival
  • Juri reserves the right to change the program and performances
  • The jury's decision is issued in the protocols and it is final.

Requirements for participants:

To participate in the festival-competition program, two works or two compositions are submitted, up to 4 minutes for each. Special attention is paid to the musical accompaniment quality;
Vocal art:
  • participant presents 2 compositions on his or her choice
  • compositions are performed in the original language: to the soundtracks -1, or a`cappella
  • special attention is paid to the correspondence of the composition to the genre and age of the performer, as well as it presentation.
  • Backing vocal is allowed only for soloists, in case it is not the main theme.
  • There is no soloists category in the pop vocals, circus art genres.
Choreographic art:
  • participant presents 1 or 2 performances in the nomination on his or her choice
  • the age group is determined by the participants majority (discrepancy cannot exceed 30%)
  • special attention is paid to correspondence of performance to the age and technique of the participant.
Original Art:
  • Circus. Circus studios pupils, theater groups and other creative associations that have performance in such technique as acrobatics, plastic studies, balancing, antipode, rubber, juggling, clowning, etc. (all types, except for numbers in the air and with fire).
  • Artistic reading and pop miniatures. Preference is given to world classics reading (prose, poetry, excerpts from the play). Special attention is paid to the conformity of the performance manner to the genre and the age of the contestants.
  • Fashion theaters and modeling agencies. Theaters, studios, modeling agencies, children's fashion associations of school and extracurricular institutions, cultural institutions and other departmental affiliations. One or two collections of up to 8 minutes have to be displayed.
Instrumental music:
  • Following musical instruments is allowed: violin, cello, button accordion, accordion, balalaika, domra, guitar, piano, wind and other musical instruments.
Fine art:
  • the plein air theme “Nikolai through the children eyes”
  • free technique, the duration of the plein air - 1 DAY
  • Own materials and sketchbook from participants: gouache, watercolor, pencil.
  • The size of the drawing should not exceed 50 x 70 cm. On the back of the work the information should be provided: participant, educational institution, job title, performance technique.
  • exhibition of works that participants bring with them: separate FREE Evaluation

Сriteria:

  • Creative imagination - conformity with style, originality, artistic value, ethnographic accuracy, originality, theme disclosure, imagery, quality of musical material
  • Emotionality , artistry - brightness of performance, artistic impression and expressiveness
  • Performance technique - manner of performance, artistic embodiment, intonated ia, integrity of the composition
  • Shape - suit matching, design, modernity, innovation and creativity, silhouettes of forms and color scheme, artistic design, props.
 
Gala concert and awarding
Scena na Rynku Głównym w Krakowie - The scene on the Kraków's Market Square!
Special gift from organizers !
 
Participants of the festival-contest "Krakow treasures" will be able to attend a concert  of the international competitions laureate, graduate of A.V. Nezhdanova Odessa National Academy, the soloists of the "Vivat opera" and "World opera hit's" projects, the soloist of the Mannheim Opera House, a concert singer - Galina Digulyar, which will be held in the Krakow church and accompanied by an organ for free.
                          
The organizers express their respect to the leaders and wish all participants new victories, a good mood and a lot of positive impressions from the Festival!
 
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.