About the Festival
Children's art festival "IRPIN travnevy" (IRPIN in May) was founded by the NGO "Life is beautiful" in 2016 on the basis of the Irpin Economic College of the National Agricultural University, which is in the city of Irpin, Kiev region. Every year the Festival grows quantitatively and qualitatively. In 2016, about 500 children from the Kiev region took part in it. In 2017, about 700 contestants from different regions of Ukraine are gathered. And already from 2018 we change the name to the English version "Irpin Kids Fest" and invited children's groups from other countries. In 2018 we we were visited by more than 1,000 young talents. The Irpin City Council supports and promotes the development of our Festival. We also got the support of the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education of Ukraine.
With the help of art, we focus on a child who is on the path of self-improvement and self-organization. We are convinced that the development of responsibility and spirituality are decisive not only in the future of the child, but society as a whole. So, the aim of the festival is to provide a platform for children to develop their creativity and personal abilities.
Each participant of the festival is awarded with a medal, a diploma and a memorable gift. Winners of creative contests receive cups and money rewards. Already traditionally the company "Natur +" treats all participants tasty and useful hematogens. Discos, various master classes, quests and other fun games are organized for children.
Jury and star guests
The jury consists of professional teachers, honored cultural figures, as well as stars of renowned talent shows such as "So You Think You Can Dance?", "The X Factor", "The Voice" and others. In 2018, the jury included singer Alexander Ponomariov, choreographer Bogdan Urkhov, actor Ostap Stupka and others. The different backgrounds of the jury stimulate creative diversity and increase the pedagogical skill and professional level.
The festival of 2018
In 2018, the Festival was dedicated to the International Children's Day and was held from May 31 to June 3. The opening of the Festival took place on May 31st in the central square of Irpin with a further parade by the central streets of the city. On June 1st, the competition part of the festival took place on the best scenes of the city. The vocal competition of the Festival was held on the basis of the VN NUBiPU "Irpinsky Economic College", the choreographic contest - on the basis of the University of fiscal services of Ukraine, the competition of the original genre - based on the City House of Culture. On June 2, a grand Gala Concert of the Festival took place on a large street scene in the city center. D-Side BAND and Alexander Ponomariov came to greet the kids! June 3rd for the young participants and residents of the city Innovative-educational space "Creators of the Future" held an exciting entertainment program at the Druzhnyy children's sanatorium. Four days of intense creative program immersed the whole city with a lot of positive emotions and extraordinary impressions.