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Art-Dominanta-2022:
Application Deadline: until March 20
Time of the Competition: April 3-17
Opening of the Competition: April 3
Competitive Auditions: 4-6 April 
Time of the «Super-Final»: April 7-17
Master classes: April 7-17
From April 18 — Diplomas can be downloaded on the website (section — Results-2022)

REGULATIONS of  
X International Folk Instruments Performers Competition
«Art-Dominanta» (3 — 17  April, 2022, 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

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 X International Folk Instruments Performers Competition «Art-Dominanta» (hereinafter — the Competition), which will take place in a remote format from 3 to 17 April 2022.

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 4, 2022.
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», «Kannel», «Kokle», «Guitar», «Dulcimer», «Sopilka».
In the competition can participate performers who play national plucked string instrument and wind instrument: gusli, kantele, 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 

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 (no more than 30 minutes):
For nomination «Accordion», «Bayan»:
— Original musical composition of large-form
— Virtuoso musical piece (musical composition) or adaptation (arrangement) of national melody of virtuoso character
— Musical composition at the participant’s option

For nomination «Bandura-player (vocalist)»:
— Vocal Musical composition of large-form
— Instrumental musical composition at the participant’s option

— Two various musical vocal composition
For nomination «Bandura-player (instrumentalist)», «Balalaika», «Domra», «Kankles», «Kankles», «Kannel»,«Kokle», «Dulcimer», «Sopilka»:
— Musical composition of large-form
— Virtuoso musical piece (musical composition) or adaptation (arrangement) of national melody of virtuoso character
— Musical composition at the participant’s option

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. Competitive performances of participants are evaluated on a 25-point system. 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 20, 2022 — accepting applications and videos.
6.2. Competitive auditions  will take place remotely on the YouTube channel Art Dominanta https://bit.ly/31SqqKV  

April 3, 2022 — Competition opening (concert of laureates and jury members).
April 4–6, 2022 — competitive auditions.
April 7, 2022 — announcement of the Competition results (website, Facebook)

April 7–17, 2022 — «Superfinal»
April 17, 2022 — announcement of the results of the «Superfinal»
From April 18 — Diplomas can be downloaded on the website (section — Results-2022) 
Within the framework of the Competition there will be master classes, creative meetings.
Changes in the Program of the Competition are possible.
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 «SUPERFINAL»
7.1. According to the results of the Competition on the YouTube channel Art Dominanta https://bit.ly/31SqqKV , a playlist «Superfinal» will be formed, which will include one work from the competition program of the winners of first prizes of all nominations and age categories, which will determine the winners of six money prizes: «People’s Choice Prize», «Grand Prix» and several other cash prizes (see p.10.3.). All videos will be uploaded in separate videos to the YouTube channel Art Dominanta for a few days, starting from April 7, 2022.

7.2. The winner of the «Grand Prix» of the Competition, as well as the winners of two more prizes will be determined among the nominees who will be recommended by the members of the Competition Jury. Applicants for the Grand Prix will be judged by the entire jury of the Competition on a 25-point system. The results with the evaluations of the jury members will be published on April 17, 2022 on the information resources of the competition (website, Facebook).

7.3. The winner of the «People’s Choice Prize», as well as the winners of two more awards, will be determined by the number of views of YouTube video hosting users. Voting will continue from the moment of uploading the videos of the Participants (from April 7, 2022) to 15:00 / April 17, 2022.

8. PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS 
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 20, 2022. When uploading a video to a YouTube channel, you need to set the following video parameters: link access, video not for kids.
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 X International Folk Instruments Performers Competition «Art-Dominanta-2022» 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. 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:
Gintarė Zubrickaitė (kankles, 2 cat.) | K. Ojala – Kakens 

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

The description under each of the videos should contain the following information: program, program, 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:
Kristine Ojala — Kakens
Perfomed by Gintarė Zubrickaitė
Teacher: Aistė Bružaitė
Accompanist: Vaiva Blažienė Vilnius Balys Dvarionas 10 Years Music School
Lithuania, Vilnius
© X International Folk Instruments Performers Competition «Art-Dominanta-2022»
(03-17 April, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Nomination «Kankles», 2 cat. – from 10 to 12 years old.

Example (screenshot YouTube)

8.7. 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. FIANANCIAL CONDITIANS
9.1. Financing of the Competition through voluntary and sponsorship donations, irrevocable financial support, not prohibited by the current legislation of Ukraine.
A prerequisite for participation in the Competition is an entrance charitable contribution.
Soloists:
• I category — 11 EUR
• II, III category — 12 EUR
• IV, V, VI category — 14 EUR
• IV, V, VI, VII category — 16 EUR 

Ensembles:
• А: Duet — 9 EUR per participant, Trio — 8 EUR per participant
• For 4 to 8 participants — 6 EUR per participant
• From 9 participants — 5 EUR per participant
Orchestra:
• 2 EUR per participant
Music Video Clip:
• 16 EUR

9.2. 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 results of the Competition, the winner of the «Grand Prix» and the winners who took I, II, III place receive a Diploma and the title of laureate of the international competition; performers who took IV and V place receive a Diploma and the title of graduate of an international competition; other contestants receive a Diploma for participation. The diplomas indicate: surname and name of the contestant, teacher, director, accompanist, full name of the ensemble / orchestra (name and surname of the ensemble members), educational institution (region), nomination, age category.

All participants of the Competition can download the Diploma on their own, starting from April 18, 2022, on the Competition website (section — Results-2022) http://artdominanta.com/results/

10.2. According to the results of the «Superfinal», the winners of six cash prizes will be determined.
Three prizes among the contenders for the «Grand Prix»:
— Winner of the «Grand Prix» and two other awards.
Three prizes among the contenders for the «People’s Choice Prize»:
— Winner of the «People’s Choice Prize» and two other awards.
The exact amount of the prize fund will be announced on the website at the beginning of the Competition.
State, public, charitable organizations, creative unions, mass media, private persons in coordination with the Organizing Committee and the Jury of the Competition may establish special incentive prizes, cash prizes and awards for the contestants.

11. CONTACTS 
Website: 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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