The International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” is the largest cultural forum uniting countries and continents. The desire for spiritual unity of peoples emphasizes the festival motto “Through art, towards peace and mutual understanding!”. The festival has long crossed the borders of the Slavic world. Representatives from the five continents participated in the International Arts Festival. Throughout the festival’s history, representatives from 70 countries have performed at it. The festival also hosts State of the Union Day.
“Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” has updated its corporate identity this year. The decoration of the festival products will be a new logo, in the development of which everyone will be able to participate competitively. Lilac and pink tones became the dominant colors in the emblem of the festival. When updating the logo, the design of Anna Tavolzhanskaya, a resident of Vitebsk, was taken as a basis.
“The bright color of the cornflower is a symbol of the musical summer,” says Anna. “The concept is based on a wave that carries a variety of creative forms and genres in a stormy current, forming a whole sea of fresh ideas.”
The festival “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” is multifaceted, its events are held in concert halls, theaters and exhibitions. But the most anticipated event is the contest of performers of pop songs. Artists between the ages of 18 and 31 can participate (a children’s competition is held for the youngest participants), who have already managed to establish themselves and pass the preliminary selection.
The performers who reach the semifinals must submit to the judgment of the international jury and the audience a song written by the composer of the country they represent. The finalists will perform a composition written by a Slavic author and a world hit. The members of the jury determine the winner of the Grand Prize, as well as the laureates and diploma winners of the competition. The Grand Prize winner receives $20,000. Who will represent Russia in the competition will be known on March 28 after the end of the national qualifying competition.