International Art Festival for Children with Limited Capabilities "Step Towards"

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Country and Region RussiaNorth-Western Federal District
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival St. Petersburg, North-Western Federal District, Russia
Festival Contact Information

St. Petersburg Regional Public Charitable Fund for the Support and Development of Musical Culture and Education
Morskaja str., 53/8, lit. А, 22Н,
St. – Petersburg, 190000
Russia
Phone: +7 (812) 310-08-24
Fax: +7 (812) 310-08-24
Mobile: +7 921 974-51-41
Email: director@fondkult.ru

Festival Description

The main aim of the Festival is to lay open the talents of disabled children and thus facilitate their full social adaptation. Main tasks of the Festival: to draw society’s attention to the creative skills of disabled children as a means of self expression and realisation; to develop the skills of disabled children, use their creative and intellectual potential in culture; highlight youth talent, support creatively gifted children and young people; increasing creative contacts of disabled children from various countries, improve contacts between specialists in the creative abilities of disabled children in Russia and abroad, discussion of psychological and educational aspects of professional work.

It is proposed that as a result of project activity the varied talents and creative abilities of children with limited abilities will emerge, the level of social adaptation of disabled children will rise significantly, and in the future this will help form socially active citizens. Running the Festival will help to create an emotionally positive base for creative activity and will have an effect on the improvement of the life quality of disabled children as a whole. One expected result of the project is the gradual change of society’s attitude to the disabled as equals in culture. The festival invites participants under age of 25 years of age.

Festival Dates May 14 - 19, 2011
Festival Links

http://www.feststep.com

Festival Events:

Participant’s information 2011:
  • The festival invites participants under age of 25 by May 14, 2011.
    • Art of Music performance
      — Soloists - vocalists: folk, classical, pop and jazz singing
      — Musical performance solo (playing on a musical instrument)
      — Musical ensembles: wind instruments, folk, jazz (from 2 to 10 persons)
      — Vocal ensembles (from 2 to 10 persons)
      — Folklore ensembles
    • Performing of classical and jazz repertoire is welcomed! — Dancing art (number of participants - not more than 10 persons)
      — Choreographic miniatures
      — Folk dances
      — Modernist style
    • The fine arts
      — The theme in fine arts: my Native land, my World, my Family.
      — Art graphic creativity (oil, a water color, gouache, ink, a pencil, the mixed technics).
      — A format no more 50х70. Works should be issued (a surname, a name, the country, a city, a work format, age in Russian or English languages).
    • Arts and crafts creativity (Ceramics, batik, woodcarving, stamping, floristic, dolls)
      — Themes: history of heraldry: heralds, flags of cities and the states
      — Life, traditions, history of crafts and arts of nations of the world
      — My family (sort history)

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Practical Info:

Artist registration:
  • Applicants must complete
    • Application form
    • A short biography ready to be used for the publication
    • A birth certificate and passport copy
    • A copy of the insurance certificate
    • Two color photos of the participant - not less than 600 pixels
    • Copies of passports of accompanying persons
    • Two photos of the participant’s city
      Note — Documents should be sent in electronic form to the email address of the art director at director@fondkult.ru
  • Candidates for participation in for nominations “musical-performing art”, “dancing art” should send a video or DVD of intended performance to the Festival. Each disk should be identified with a marker. The concert program in these nominations should not exceed a time limit of 5 minutes. Video data should be sent via mail no later than March 15, 2011, to the address:
    • B. Morskaja str., 53/8, lit. А, 22Н,
      St. Petersburg, 190000
      Russia
      Note on package — FOR: The St. Petersburg Regional Public Charitable Fund for the Support and Development of Musical Culture and Education - the IV International Arts Festival “STEP TOWARDS!”
  • Candidates for participants in nominations “fine arts” and “arts and crafts creativity” should send correctly issued works and their digital copies by mail no later than January, 15, 2011 to the address:
    • B. Morskaja str., 53/8, lit. А, 22Н,
      St. – Petersburg, 190000
      Russia
      Note on package — FOR: The St. Petersburg Regional Public Charitable Fund for the Support and Development of Musical Culture and Education - the IV International Arts Festival “STEP TOWARDS!”
  • Registration templates are presented on a web site http://www.feststep.com
  • All works in nominations “fine arts” and “arts and crafts creativity” will NOT be returned to you.
  • Sending in your registration and materials late or incomplete will be an obstacle for registration. A confirmation that your registration package has arrived will be sent to the applicant by fax or email no later than March 15, 2011. The results of selection of participants will define an order of their performance in the Festival.

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