«Bazar-Art» Exhibition-Fair is one of the vivid events in cultural life of the capital, which takes place in the Center of National Arts of the Fund Forum twice a year. The exhibition gathers the best masters of an applied art from all parts of the country, among them are representatives of artists` families and young craftsmen. The project aimed at discovering the creative potential in modern applied arts, introducing wide public with the most interesting trends in this field, supporting creative dynasties and talented craftsmen as well as preserving and enhancing of national heritage.
The «Bolajonlar-Shirintoylar» (Sweet children) Festival is held annually by the Fund Forum in cooperation with the «Osiyo Ramzi» (Symbol of Asia) Designers Association of Uzbekistan. Fashion show of children clothing, exhibition of national toys, graphical works, school dress, the best designer, the best catwalk, and the best creative stage in performance of very young boys and girls contests are conducted within the framework of the Festival. Entry-level specialists take part in the Festival along with professional designers.
The «Asrlar Sadosi» Festival of Traditional Culture is grand project of the Fund Forum which presents all the diversity of the national traditions and customs, handicrafts and cuisine, unique oral and intangible heritage. Every year the Festival is held in different regions of Uzbekistan in historical or cultural centers as an out-door fete. Each of these places has its unique heritage and centuries-old traditions passing from generations to generations.
Since 2004 the «Yangi avlod» (New generation) National Festival has been annually held by the Fund Forum with the support of «Kamalak» (Rainbow) Childrens Organization. In 2009, Yangi avlod Festival was timed to the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with the support of UNICEF. In 2010, grants were awarded not only to the Festival winners, but also to heads of music groups.
During this period the Festival has become not only a significant model of discovering and all-round support of gifted youngsters of Uzbekistan, but also gave them a splendid opportunity to show their talents, be in the center of the public attention and get pass to the grand art while performing on the same stage with celebrities.
It should be noted that the Festival opens new perspectives for its winners and participants. Many of them get further support for participation in international contests and festivals as well as get regular invitations for the concerts and musical projects in Uzbekistan. In particular, the winners of "Yangi Avlod" became successful participants of the project of the Spivakov International Charity Foundation, the International Festival of pianists in City di Cantu, Italy, the Festival "Les Orientales" in France, Evora Festival in Portugal, etc. That’s how the young talents make a valuable contribution to spread the Uzbek national art to the world.
Annual competition “Kelajak ovozi” (Voice of the Future) is one of the most large-scale youth projects in Uzbekistan.
It is held among participants, aged from 15 till 25 years in four nominations:
The competition was organized firstly in 2005 and gained its popularity among youth from all over the country. Winners of the contest get assistance in implementation of the proposed projects and all-round support by the organizers.
Support to initiatives of studentship young professionals has received the logical continuation in the establishing of the “Kelajak ovozi” Youth Initiatives Center (YIC) which unites young and purposeful people, creates conditions for realization of their interesting ideas and projects.
The increase in the number of participants
2005 – about 3000 applications
2006 – about 10 000 applications
2007 – 32 000 applications
2008 – 54 000 applications
2009 – 63 000 applications
2010 – 71 000 applications
2011 – 76 000 applications
2012 – 79 000 applications
Art Week Style.uz is annually organized by the Fund Forum jointly with Dom Stilya (House of Style) since 2006. The project presents diverse art-menu of catwalk, presentations, master-classes from arts and culture professionals, applied art, design and fashion exhibition, rarities expositions, auctions, contests of young designers, National Dress Festival, concerts of world music stars, and social events. World famous designers, jewelry and fashion brand owners, showbiz celebrities, vogue magazines’ editors, public figures, representatives of mass media from many countries take part in the Tashkent Art Week.
Art Week Style.uz – is a crossroad of arts, traditions and modernity. For four years now the Week impresses with its scale and dynamics, versatility of its events and attracts more and more attention of the world most famous figures. Being also directed to international cooperation in different arts spheres development and creative personalities support, the Art Week Style.Uz is organized with the support from significant local and international institutions, public organizations including UNESCO, the British Council, Goethe Institute in Tashkent, French Institute, etc.
The Fund Forum`s Young Footballers Support Program is aimed at training a new generation of professional footballers in Uzbekistan, providing sponsor support for children`s and youth teams and amateurs across the country, organizing master classes with international football stars and other events as well as providing football attire.
The «Navkiron O’zbekiston» (Young Uzbekistan) Festival of Traditional and Contemporary Arts held once in two years is one of the first youth projects of the Fund Forum aimed at discovering and supporting young artists and masters of applied art. For the first time the Festival took place in 2004 in Tashkent. Young artists and masters under 35 with art education take part in this event from all over the country. The motto of the «Navkiron O’zbekiston» Festival is «The modern view of traditional arts of Uzbekistan!» Participants present their original works, reflecting new perception of well-known styles of art by young artists and masters. A unique mix of the historical traditions and modern trends, of past and present, of East and West is notable in such pieces.
M&TVA аward ceremony of music, TV and video art was established by the Fund Forum jointly with the Authors and Performers Guild of Uzbekistan and TVM channel in 2006. The main goal of the award is to discover and encourage outstanding representatives of various spheres, contributing to the development of national arts and culture. Prominent singers and young talents perform during the award ceremony. Celebrities of TV, radio, theatre, cinema and show business participate in the ceremony as guests.
The Online conference is one of the most technological projects in Uzbekistan, so-called know-how of the Fund Forum and modern effective way to make a resume of the year. Every year the Foundation presents its annual report in the form of live dialog with public on the www.on-line.uz. web-page.
Representatives of the Foundation as well as prominent culture and arts figures, celebrities, winners of the Fund Forum`s projects and everyone who contributed to its activity during the year answer the questions of Internet-users.
Round table discussions on different topics, such as international cooperation, culture and arts, youth and charity are held within the event. Culture and art, education and sport figures, representatives of international organizations, NGOs and mass media take part in the panels.
The main objective of the project is popularization of rhythmic gymnastics among children, especially in remote areas of the country, encouragement of young gymnasts to new sporting achievements, identification and support of top athletes, formation of the national youth team reserve, as well as the strengthening of friendly ties both between the regions and on the international level.
Competitions are held in open form, and participants are free to choose the format of their performance. There are virtually no restrictions on performances staging, the choice of article, music or costumes. Participants may perform both solo or in groups by age, as well as in mixed groups.
This is a sports project which presents a splendid opportunity for young professional and amateur talents. Besides diplomas and prizes, the Fund Forum awards special development grants to the best teams.
The «Snowflake» Club Superiority on Calisthenics is annually held at the “Forum Junior Sport” Children`s Sport Complex established by the Fund Forum. Young participants of the Children`s Sport Complex take part in the competition in several age categories. Winners and participants of the superiority are awarded with diplomas and prizes.
Established for the purpose of further bringing theatre cultures of various countries closer together for a better mutual understanding, mutual respect, and internalization of theatre traditions and to expand friendly and artistic contacts, and to enrich theatre life in Uzbekistan by demonstrating the achievements of local and foreign theatres.
“In the Name of Life” charity marathon, a major project initiated by Gulnara Karimova, was launched in 2010 to become the first event of its kind in Uzbekistan. Organized by Fund Forum, the Women`s Council and the National Breast Cancer Association, the marathon is annually joined by tens of thousands of people.
Annual Project Charity Ball «In the name of childhood», devoted to the International Children`s Day for the first time was held in the Japanese Garden in Tashkent in June 2008.
All the proceeds from the auction are directed at the development of social and charitable projects in support of motherhood and childhood. A program consisting of competitions and performances of pop stars and the buffet table is provided for children and their parents.
The primary goals of the Cinema Forum are to attract extraordinary cinema works that reflect trends in global cinematography; consolidate and develop international links in cinema; contribute to the development and popularization of national cinema, promote and advocate Uzbek films; present Uzbekistan’s unique historical legacy to attract representatives of global cinema industry; familiarize the local public with leading contemporary films; and discover young talented cinematographers and support their professional endeavors.
Since 2004. Starting from the first years of its activity the Fund Forum has been annually held "Uzbek Art Evenings" in Moscow with the participation of the legendary and young performers of Uzbek pop music, as well as representatives of the Russia and Uzbekistan`s beau monde.
Launched in 2012, the Year of a Strong Family in Uzbekistan, the major project caters to low-income families that face financial difficulty in wedding preparations and is a unique opportunity for a thousand couples to start a family life with a colorful and memorable festivity.
The project “1,000 Sunnat Tuy” (traditional male circumcisions) ran from March to November 2012 and caters to children from low-income families and orphanages.
Opened in April 2012
The first of its kind in Uzbekistan, the Ecopark is a project based on the concept of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’. It was built by Fund Forum with support from Mitsubishi Corporation and has found good use for old car tires, plastic bottles and metal pipes in line with the principles of an ecology park.read more
The first In the Name of Life charity football match was held on April 23, 2012 at Tashkent’s JAR Stadium, which brought an audience of 10,000 people. The match was an opportunity not only to witness an exciting game played by Uzbek celebrities (pop and film star) and members of Kelajak Ovozi (Voice of the Future) YIC, but also to make a contribution to a charitable cause.Read more
The Network of Centers is seen as an opportunity for interesting and useful leisure while helping strengthen dialog among people of various generations, helping the youth learn skills and contributing to informal artistic education. The Center offers excellent opportunities for interesting and useful leisure for women, men, the youth, children as well as elderly people. Separate rooms and custom facilities have been made available for each sector and various activities.read morep
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