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Art-Dominanta-2021 (online):
Application Deadline: until March 21, 2021
Time of the Competition: April 4-18, 2021
Opening of the Competition: April 4, 2021
Competitive Auditions: 5-7 April 2021
Time of the «Super-Final»: April 8-18, 2021
Master classes: April 8-18, 2021
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REGULATIONS
 of  
IX International Folk Instruments Performers Competition
«Art-Dominanta» (4 — 18  April, 2021, Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Ministry of Culture and Information Policy Of Ukraine

Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
National All-Ukrainian Musical Association
H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University

The Charity Fund «Kharkiv Assemblies»
Department of Culture and Tourism of Kharkiv Regional State Administration

Information resources of the Competition:  Site | Facebook | YouTubeInstagram

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1.This Regulation determines the procedure for the IX International Folk Instruments Performers Competition «Art-Dominanta» (hereinafter — the Competition), which will take place in a remote format from 4 to 18 April 2021.

1.2. The purpose and objectives of the Competition: preservation, development and promotion of the best traditions of Ukrainian and foreign performing and music-pedagogical schools of playing folk instruments; expanding and strengthening cultural and friendly ties between musicians from around the world; identification and support of talented musicians; raising the level of professional skills of performers, teachers, accompanists; creating conditions for the exchange of pedagogical and performing experience, acquaintance with various methods of teaching playing folk instruments.
1.3. Ukrainian and foreign performers (hereinafter – the Participants) are invited to participate in the Competition:
— pupils of schools of aesthetic education (music schools, art schools, etc.);
— students of secondary-special music educational institution;
— students of musical-pedagogical departments of universities
— students of specialized musical universities (music academies);
— teachers of educational institutions of culture and arts.
1.4. The program of the Competition is a set of cultural events: competitive auditions, concerts, master classes, creative meetings, which will be held in a remote format.
1.5. The age of Participants is determined on April 5, 2021.
1.6. In case of disagreement between the text of the Regulations and its translations into foreign languages, the main text shall be the Regulations in the Ukrainian language.
1.7. By submitting an application for participation in the Competition, the Participant (soloist/ensemble/orchestra) grants the Organizing Committee (hereinafter — the Orgcommittee) of the Competition the right to receive, process, store, use, disseminate the information provided to them.

2. ORGCOMMITTEE
2.1. To prepare and conduct the Competition, an Orgсommittee is formed, which includes representatives of the organizers and founders of the Competition, cultural and artistic figures, representatives of executive authorities, creative unions, and public organizations.

2.2. The Orgсommittee annually determines the date of the Competition, approves its program, coordinates the creative and design concept of the competition, the symbols and attributes of the Competition.
2.3. Competition Orgcommittee:
— forms the composition of the jury, determines the conditions, procedure for organizing and conducting the Competition;
— cooperates on the issues of the Competition with state and local government bodies, enterprises, institutions, organizations and individuals (with their consent);
— provides carrying out of actions within the limits of Competition;
— carries out preliminary consideration of the applications submitted for participation in the Competition;
— determines the list of invited guests of the Competition;
— carries out current interaction with the Participants of the Competition on organizational issues;
— officially announce information about the Competition;
— develops and approves the program of the Competition;
— provides coverage of the Competition in the media.
2.4. The general creative concept of the Competition is determined by the director, who is appointed by the Orgcommittee.

3. NOMINATION
The Competition will be held on the following nominations:

3.1. SOLOISTS:
«Accordion (piano accordion)», «Bayan (button accordion)», «Bandura-player (instrumentalist)», «Bandura-player (vocalist)», «Balalaika», «Domra», «Kankles», «Guitar», «Dulcimer», «Sopilka», «Other instrument».
In the competition can participate performers who play national plucked string instrument and wind instrument: gusli, kannel, kantele, kokle, Chinese guzheng, mandolin, Kazakh dombra, Moldovan (Romanian) fluer, Armenian duduk and other national instruments.

3.2. ENSEMBLES:
«Instrumental Ensembles», «Vocal-Instrumental Ensembles»:
А – up to 3 participants, В – from 4 to 8 participants, С – from 9 participants.
The ensembles may also include participants who play wind instrument, plucked string instruments, percussion instrument, piano etc. In the first age-category (in the ensembles from 9 to 16 participants) allowed participation of one teacher (the head of the ensemble).

3.3. ОRCHESTRAS:
Collections of different instrumental compositions until 50 participants.

In the orchestra is allowed participate illustrators — no more 20% of the total. 

3.4. MUSIC VIDEO CLIP:
Performers on folk instruments (soloists, ensembles, orchestras) without age restrictions take part in this nomination.

4. AGE CATEGORIES AND PROGRAM’S REQUIREMENTS 
4.1. SOLOISTS (Category I-VI play in one round):

I category – pupils of aesthetic education schools (schools for the arts) (up to 9 years old):
two various musical composition (duration of performance – no more than 6 minutes)
II category – pupils of aesthetic education schools (schools for the arts) (from 10 to 12 years):
two various musical composition (no more than 8 minutes)
ІІІ category – pupils of aesthetic education schools (schools for the arts) (from 13 to 15 years):
two various musical composition (no more than 10 minutes)
IV category – teachers of educational institutions of culture and arts:
two various musical composition (no more than 12 minutes)
V category – students of secondary-special music educational institution:
two various musical composition (no more than 12 minutes)
VІ category – students of musical-pedagogical departments of universities:
two various musical composition (no more than 12 minutes)

VІІ category (play in two rounds) – students of specialized musical universities:
І Round (no more than 25 minutes)
For nomination «Accordion», «Bayan»:
— Polyphonic cycle with a Fugue
— Original musical composition of large-form
For nomination «Bandura-player (vocalist)»:
— Musical composition of large-form
— Two various musical vocal composition
For nomination «Bandura-player (instrumentalist)», «Balalaika», «Domra», «Kankles», «Guitar», «Dulcimer», «Sopilka», «Other instrument»:
— Musical composition of large-form
— Musical composition at the participant’s option
ІІ Round (no more than 15 minutes)
For nomination «Accordion», «Bayan», «Bandura-player (instrumentalist)», «Balalaika», «Domra», «Kankles», «Guitar», «Dulcimer», «Sopilka», «Other instrument»:
— Musical composition at the participant’s option
— Virtuoso musical piece (musical composition) or adaptation (arrangement) of national melody of virtuoso character
For nomination «Bandura-player (vocalist)»:
— Instrumental musical composition at the participant’s option
— Two various musical vocal composition

4.2. ENSEMBLES:
I category – pupils of aesthetic education schools (schools for the arts):
two various musical composition (duration of performance – no more than 10 minutes)
II category – teachers of educational institutions of culture and arts:
two various musical composition (no more than 12 minutes)
III category (combined) – pupils and teachers, students and teachers, etc.
two  various musical composition (no more than 12 minutes)
IV category – students of secondary-special music educational institution:
two  various musical composition (no more than 12 minutes)
V category – students of musical-pedagogical departments of universities:
two various musical composition (no more than 12 minutes)
VI category – students of specialized musical universities:
two or three various musical composition (no more than 15 minutes)

4.3. ОRCHESTRAS:
I category – orchestra’s of aesthetic education schools (schools for the arts):
varied program (no more than one play with a soloist) (no more than 12 minutes)
II category (combined) – orchestras of palaces of culture, municipal orchestras, etc.
varied program (no more than one play with a soloist) (no more than 12 minutes)
III category – orchestra’s of secondary-special music educational institution:
varied program (no more than one play with a soloist) (no more than 15 minutes)
IV category – orchestra’s of musical-pedagogical departments of universities:
varied program (no more than one play with a soloist) (no more than 15 minutes)
V category – orchestra’s of specialized musical universities:
varied program (no more than one play with a soloist) (no more than 15 minutes)

4.4. MUSIC VIDEO CLIP:
Performers on folk instruments without age restrictions (soloists, ensembles, orchestras) participate in this nomination. Music videos submitted for the competition must meet one of the criteria: «staged» or «concert». Evaluation criteria: director, camera work, quality of musical performance.
a music video with an image of at least 1080p (no more than 5 minutes)

5. JURY
5.1. Evaluation of the performances of the contestants and determination of the winners of the Competition is carried out by a jury, which includes Ukrainian and foreign cultural and art workers, famous musicians, teachers, laureates of national and international competitions.

5.2. The jury’s decisions are made at online meetings and are documented in minutes.
5.3. The jury’s decision is final and not subject to appeal.
5.4. The jury has the right:
— to share prizes and prizes among several participants;
— not to award all prizes;
— to mark the contestants with diplomas for the performance of certain works;
— to award diplomas to individual teachers, leaders, accompanists for the high level of pedagogical and performing skills;
5.5. When evaluating the performances of the participants, the jury is guided by the following criteria:
— «artistic»: expressiveness of performance (agogics, dynamics, tempo, rhythm, phrasing, intonation, etc.), observance of stylistic and genre peculiarities of the performed work, the ability to build the form of the work, to reveal its image, character;
— «technical»: the purity of sound production, knowledge of the musical text, mastery of strokes, motor characteristics;
— «concert»: repertoire (complexity, originality, compliance with the age and individual characteristics of the participant and program requirements), stage culture.

6. PROGRAM AND PROCEDURE OF THE COMPETITION
6.1. Until March 21, 2021 — accepting applications and videos.

6.2. Competitive auditions, concert events, master classes will be held remotely on the Art Dominanta YouTube channel:
— April 4, 2021 — Competition opening (concert of laureates and jury members);
— April 5-7, 2021 — competitive auditions;
— April 8, 2021 — announcement of the competition results (website, Facebook)
— April 8-18, 2021 — «Super-Final» (see p. 6);
— April 8-18, 2021 — master classes, creative meetings;
— from April 30, 2021 — Diplomas can be downloaded on the website (section – Results-2021).
Changes in the Program of the Competition are possible.
6.3. For soloists of the VII category, the Competition is held in two rounds, for all other participants the Competition is held in one round. Competitive performances of participants are evaluated on a 25-point system. Winners in the VII category will be determined by the sum of points scored in two rounds.

6.4. The Orgcommittee of the Competition reserves the right to broadcast audio and video recordings of competitive performances and use them without the permission of the Competitors.

7. PROCEDURE FOR THE «SUPER FINAL»
7.1. According to the results of the Contest on the YouTube channel Art Dominanta, a playlist «Super-Final» will be formed, which will include one piece from the competition program of the winners of the first prizes of all nominations and age categories, among which the winners of cash prizes will be determined: «People’s Choice Prize», «Grand Prix» and several more awards among the applicants for the «Grand Prix». All videos will be uploaded as separate videos to the Art Dominanta YouTube channel over a period of several days starting April 8, 2021.

7.2. The winner of the «People’s Choice Prize» will be determined by the number of likes of users of the YouTube platform. Voting will continue from the moment the participants’ videos are uploaded until 15:00 / April 8, 2021.
7.3. The winner of the «Grand Prix» of the competition, as well as the owners of several more prizes will be determined among the applicants recommended by the members of the jury of the Competition. Applicants for the «Grand Prix» will be evaluated by the entire jury of the Competition on a 25-point system. The results of the «Super-Final», estimated by the jury members, will be published on April 18, 2021 on the information resources of the competition (website, Facebook).

8. PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR VIDEO RECORDING OF THE COMPETITIVE PROGRAM
8.1. To participate in the Competition, you must submit an online application and links to the video of the competition performance on YouTube on the Competition website http://artdominanta.com (section – Заявка / Application) by March 21, 2021. When uploading a video to a YouTube channel, you need to set the following video parameters: !!! link access !!! video for children !!!

8.2. After receiving the application, the Organizing Committee of the Competition will send a confirmation letter to the Participant’s email address about the receipt of the application. Attention! If the Participant has not received a confirmation letter of receipt of the application within two or three days, please contact the Organizing Committee by phone or write to the e-mail of the Competition info@artdominanta.com (see Clause 11. Contacts).
8.3. The performances of the contestants must be recorded specifically for participation in the IX International Folk Instruments Performers Competition «Art-Dominanta» and which have not previously been published on the Internet (YouTube, Facebook, etc.).
8.4. The recording should be made on a static (still) video camera or smartphone. If the recording of a competitive performance is carried out on a smartphone, it is imperative to fix it in a horizontal position.
8.5. The video recording must be of good quality (preferably at least 1080p), which must clearly show: the instrument, hands and face of the performer. In ensemble nominations, all members of the ensemble must be clearly visible.
8.6. Soloists of the VII category must send a link to the video of the competitive program of two rounds at once.
8.7. Each piece is recorded as a separate file (video).
The Title of the video must contain the following information: surname/name of the competiton (name of the ensemble), nomination, category, surname of the composer, title of the work.

Example for soloists:
Buzaite Egle (kankles, 7 cat., I Round*) / G. Handel – Variations From Passacaglia in G minor
* Round number (Round I or Round II) is written only by soloists of the 7th category 

Example for ensembles:
Ensemble «Impromptu» (ens., 4 cat.) / A. Piazzolla — Tango

The Description under each of the videos should contain the following information: program, Round number (for soloists 7 cat.) surname/name of the competiton (name of the ensemble, surname/name of performers, instruments), teacher/leader, accompanist, name of educational institution/organization, country/locality, name of the competition, nomination, age category.
An example for soloists:
G. Handel – Variations From Passacaglia in G minor (I Round*)
Performed by Buzaite Egle
Teacher: Naikelienė Lina
Accompanist: Knižnikovaitė-Būrė Elvyra
Lithuanian academy of music and theatre
Lithuania, Vilnius
IX International Folk Instruments Performers Competition «Art-Dominanta-2021» (Kharkiv, Ukraine) Nomination «Kankles», 7 cat. — students of specialized musical universities
YouTube channel Art Dominanta — https://bit.ly/31SqqKV
Competition Website —  http://artdominanta.com

* Round number (Round I or Round II) is written only by soloists of the 7th category 
8.8. Attention! The Orgcommittee reserves the right not to include in the program of the competitive auditions videos that do not meet the above criteria.

9. FINANCIAL CONDITIONS
9.1. Financing of the Competition through voluntary and sponsorship donations, irrevocable financial support, not prohibited by the current legislation of Ukraine.

9.2. A prerequisite for participation in the Competition is an entrance charitable contribution.
SOLOISTS:
• I, II, III category — 12 EUR
• IV, V, VI, VII category — 15 EUR 
ENSEMBLES:
• А: Duet, Trio — 10 EUR per participant
• For 4 to 8 participants — 8 EUR per participant
• From 9 participants — 6 EUR per participant
ORCHESTRA:
• 4 EUR per participant
MUSIC VIDEO CLIP:
• 12 EUR
9.3. The charitable entrance fee is paid to the account of the Kharkiv Assemblies Charitable Foundation. The details will be sent after the registration of the online application to the Participant’s e-mail. Immediately after paying the charitable contribution, it is imperative to send a copy of the payment document (photo, scanner) to the email address info@artdominanta.com.

10. AWARDS
10.1. According to the competition results the owners of «Grand Prix», who will rank І, ІІ, ІІІ place will be awarded with Diplomas and title of the laureate of international competition; the performers, who rank ІV and V, will be awarded with Diplomas and title of the winner of the international competition, all other participants will take the Diplomas of Participant of Competition.
10.2. According to the results of the Competition, the winners of monetary prizes will be determined: the winner of the «Grand Prix» and several more prizes among the applicants for the «Grand Prix» and the winner of the «People’s Choice Prize». The amount of the prize fund will be announced on the website a few days before the start of the Competition. State, public, charitable organizations, creative unions, the media, individuals, in agreement with the Orgсommittee and the Jury of the Competition, can establish special incentive prizes, cash prizes and awards for the contestants.

11. CONTACTS 
Site: http://artdominanta.com
Page Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artdominanta/
Group Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artdominanta/
E-mail: info@artdominanta.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artdominanta/

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