Apply now: The First International Handicrafters Festival Kokand 2019

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO BEFORE OR BETWEEN 15TH-30TH JUNE 2019

The First International Handicrafters Festival will take place in the city Kokand, Fergana Region, Uzbekistan, on September 10-15th 2019 year. By participating in this festival you can demonstrate and sell your products, make contacts with other artisans.

About Association
Uzbekistan Handicraft Association is a non-profit, non-governmental public organization, founded by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan №1741 on March 31, 1997. Today, more than 31000 artisans are members of this association and they successfully operate in 34 directions. Main purpose of the Association is to preserve the centuries-old folk art traditions, promote development of rich and diverse arts and applied arts of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

About The First International Handicrafters Festival
The First International Handicrafters Festival will be held in ancient city Kokand, 10-15th of September, 2019. This International Handicrafters Festival will gather more than 600 artisans who will come from more than 70 countries and more than 120 representatives of various Handicraft Organizations. The festival also includes scientific-practical conference. The conference is dedicated to develop and prospect to handcraftsmanship.

Requirements and Expenses
The organizing committee will choose 2 participants from each country. The participants have to provide the following documents:
1. For The Festival.
Artisan willing to participate in the festival shall submit the following documents to the organizing committee three months before the event:
• Certificate (CV);
• 3 colored photos (6×9 cm);
• Letter of Recommendation on having enough experience in the field of craftsmanship, and participation in competitions or festivals held in their own country or abroad, issued by authorities of corresponding field;
• At least 10 photos of product.

2. For the Conference.
Artisans willing to participate in the scientific-practical conference shall submit the following documents to the organizing committee three months before the venue:
• Certificate (CV);
• 3 colored photos (6x9cm);
•Article of the conference participant should consists of 4-5 pages and not less than 300 words (in English or Russian);
The participants of the festival and scientific-practical conference will be determined by the Organizing Committee and announced to the participants one month prior to the date of Festival.
All expenses including: international fly ticket, internal transportation, accommodation, guide, food and beverages will be covered by the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Nominations
Winners of the competition within the frameworks of the Festival shall be awarded by the Organizing Committee with diploma, statuette and money reward as follows:
• By the nomination of “The Best Handicraftsman” – USD 15 000;
• By the nomination of “The Youngest Handicraftsman” – USD 10 000;
• By the nomination of “The Best Handicrafts School Teacher” – USD 10 000;
• By the nomination of “Ancient Family Successor” – USD 5 000;
• By the nomination of “Handicraftsman Who Restored Ancient Crafts Type” – USD 5 000.

Registration
Deadline for registration is 1st June. In order to participate please visit our website and register by following link http://handicrafters.uz. This is official website of International Handicrafters Festival in Kokand. In the website you can register as a participant of festival and conference, press or assistant.

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