Director: Mariam Odisharia Festival dates: 22/06 – 01/07/2024 (10 days / 9 nights) 01/07 – 10/07/2024 (10 days / 9 nights) 10/07 – 19/07/2024 (10 days / 9 nights) You will be given the opportunity to take part in two events competition and festival, that will take place on the stages of the picturesque Black Sea coast of sunny Adjara. During their stay in Georgia, the groups will have the opportunity not only to participate in competition and festival, but also to get acquainted with the Georgian country and culture. The festival – competition program includes an opening ceremony, competitive and festival performances, master classes, gala concerts, and awards ceremony, as well as excursion tours to familiarize yourself with the cultural and historical heritage of the country. 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 participating countries of the festival 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 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, theater creativity, artistic word, fashion theaters, fine arts, arts and crafts, photographic art. I.Vocal (folk, pop, jazz, academic) Solo; Duets; Ensembles (from 3 to 5 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, belly dance , etc.) Solo; Duets; Small forms (from 3 to 5 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 5 people); Ensembles; Orchestras. Evaluation criteria: purity of performance, instrumental technique, mastery of sound dynamics, complexity of the performed work, creative individuality, artistic value of the repertoire, originality, artistry. Duration works no more than 4 minutes. IV.Original genre (circus numbers, acrobatics, clowning, gymnastics, juggling, show with an object, illusion, etc.) Solo; Duets; Small forms (from 3 to 5 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. VI.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. VII.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. VIII.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. IX. 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 goups: 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 ensemble must submit 1 performance on competition and 2 performances on festival Solo, duet, small forms - 1 performance on competition and 1 performance on festival 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 nominations "Fine art", "Decorative and applied creativity” and “Photo art” festival – the competition 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, leader; 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, supervisor; 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. According to the results competition, a gala concert will be held and awarding the participants of the solemn festival - competition. All participants will receive commemorative diplomas, medals and cups with the symbols of the festival from the "ARTFEST ASSOCIATION" company . Evaluation of performances takes place 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 conditions from the company "ART - FEST ASSOCIATION" and jury members to take part in festivals and competitions held both in Georgia and abroad, organized by our partners. Program: 1 day - Arrival of participants and guests of the festival, transfer from Batumi airport, registration, accommodation of participants and guests of the festival in a hotel in one of the resorts of Adjara (Batumi, Gonio, Shekvetili) after 14.00. Dinner. Free time. An evening of acquaintances, a meeting with leaders. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 2 day - Breakfast. Rest on the sea. Lunch. Excursion in Batumi. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel . 3 day - Breakfast. Rehearsal on the stage. Lunch. Opening ceremony and competition program. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel . 4 day - Breakfast. Rest on the sea. Lunch. Gala - concert and solemn rewarding of participants. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 5 day - Breakfast. Free time. Lunch. Creative meetings with Georgian groups, exchange of experience. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 6 day - Breakfast. Rest on the sea. Lunch. Excursion in dendrological park. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 7 day - Breakfast. Free time. (It is possible to organize excursions for an additional fee). Dinner. Rest on the sea . Dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 8 day - Breakfast. Rehearsal on the stage. Festival program. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 9 day - Breakfast. Free time. (It is possible to organize excursions for an additional fee). Dinner. Rest on the sea . Dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 10 day - Breakfast.12.00 - check out of the hotel, transfer to Batumi airport. Participation fee: HOTEL 3* (Gonio) 290 € (with a triple/quadruple accommodation) 355 € (with a double/twin accommodation) 470 € (with a single accommodation) HOTEL 3+* (Gonio) 320 € (with a triple/quadruple accommodation) 385 € (with a double/twin accommodation) 500 € (with a single accommodation) HOTEL 4* (Shekvetili) 380 € (with a triple/quadruple accommodation) 470 € (with a double/twin accommodation) 625 € (with a single accommodation) HOTEL 4* (Batumi) - June 400 € (with a triple/quadruple accommodation) 490 € (with a double/twin accommodation) 710 € (with a single accommodation) HOTEL 4* (Batumi) - July 490 € (with a triple/quadruple accommodation) 600 € (with a double/twin accommodation) 970 € (with a single accommodation) For 20 participants 1 leader free of charge (Leaders, if desired, are accommodated in a double/twin 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 a hotel in one of the resorts of Adjara (Kobuleti, Gonio, Kvariati, Shekvetili, Ureki) – 10 days / 9 nights; Meal: in Gonio and Shekvetili hotels with full board, in Batumi hotels with breakfast; Group transfer hotel - concert hall - hotel; Excursion in Batumi; Excursion in Dendrological garden; English speaking guide during excursions; Group transfer airport Batumi - hotel - Batumi airport (from 15 persons); 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 € /participants. 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 Excursions (We will organize an excellent excursion program for you! For detailed information on excursion programs, you can check with our managers Medical insurance; Transportation costs (air tickets); The cost of an additional day in one of the resorts of Adjara (Gonio, Shekvetili, Batumi) is: HOTEL 3* (Gonio) in a triple/quadruple room – 22 € in a double/twin room – 29 € in single room – 42 € HOTEL 3+* (Gonio) in a triple/quadruple room – 25 € in a double/twin room – 32 € in single room – 45 € HOTEL 4* (Shekvetili) in a triple/quadruple room – 30 € in a double/twin room – 40 € in single room – 55 € HOTEL 4* (Batumi) - June in a triple/quadruple room – 33 € in a double/twin room – 43 € in single room – 67 € HOTEL 4* (Batumi) - July in a triple/quadruple room – 43 € in a double/twin room – 55 € in single room – 95 € 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 case of 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.