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Public Organization "Art Center "ANTRE"

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Другий всеукраїнський хореографічний фестиваль-конкурс "Самоцвіти"

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Information about institution: 

NGO "Art Center "ANTRE" organizes art festivals, competitions, exhibitions and conferences, in which participate Ukrainian and foreign artistic groups and individual artists.


  • to organize the large-scale creative activities of European level in Ukraine and abroad, and to make these events accessible to all segments of the population.
  • to invite as the participants both the school creative groups and the representatives of private art schools from all over Ukraine and Europe.


  • to meet the cultural, social and educational interests of the citizens of Ukraine and abroad;
  • to promote creative activities in culture and art;
  • to promote traditional cultural heritage;
  • to strengthen international contacts and cultural ties by exchanging the knowledge, cultural and folk traditions; 
  • to hold children, youth art festivals, competitions, sports competitions in Ukraine and abroad; 
  • to assist the children with special needs and family members of ATO participants in realizing their right for the creative self-realization.
Short history: 

The idea to organize of the large-scale and highly professional festivals originated in 2013 and was based on 12 years of experience in training the groups of sports and ballroom dancing and holding classes in children's circles. By helping the leaders of groups to organize trips in Ukraine and abroad, I have studied the work of international festivals "from inside". I have realized the importance of launching the multidisciplinary artistic events. Then I was joined by Nataliya Kopiy, the member of the Horeographers Union of Ukraine, who helped me with organization, planning, strategy development, gathering the information, and became the Chairman of Festivals. In August 2014 we have founded the NGO "Art Center "ANTRE". After careful preparation and planning, we have gathered a small team of volunteers and  held in October 2014 the I All-Ukrainian festival of vocal and dance groups with gala concert at the M.Zankovetska National Drama Theatre.  The festival was attended by over 1,000 participants. Currently Art Center is working on organizing the event, which has no analogues in Ukraine - International Internet Festival (February-April 2017). As part of our festival activity, we perform charity concerts for the combatants in the area ATO in clinical hospitals and military units Lviv. Also, the regular visitors of our festivals are the children with special needs from the Public Organization "Sonechko".

The most important projects: 

In 2015 Vikroria Mykhaylova was awarded by the Association of Variety Art Workers with the title "Honored Worker of Variety Art". 

In 2016 Vikroria Mykhaylova was awarded by the Departament of Culture of the Lviv City Council with the Gratitude Certificate for the popularization of national culture and art.



Our main achievement is the creation of the series of creative activities "Samotsvity" out of one choreography festival "Samotsvivty" in 2014. In 2015 we have held 6 festivals, and in 2016 - the total number by the end of the year will be 8.

In 2015-2016 g., in feativals have participated the artistic groups and individual artists from the following regions: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Odessa, Dnipropretrovsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Volyn, Kirovohrad, Zakarpattia, Lviv, Zhytomyr, Poltava, Rivne and Sumy. The average number of participants at our events ranges from 1,000 to 2,000.

During the period 2015 - 2016 years we held the following events:

March 2015 - Vocal and instrumental contest-festival "Galician Samotsvity" (Lviv, Organ Hall).

April 2015 - II Choreographic Contest-Festival "Gems" (Lviv, M. Zankovetska Drama Theater).

May 2015 - "SamotsvityKy" festival for the youngest (children 5-8 years).

June 2015 - "Samotsvity" Ethno-folk (participants from 5 to 80 years) On the stage were participating the creative groups, in which there were at once the representatives three generations - granddaughter, mother, and grandmother (Lviv, Shevchenkivskyi Gai).

October 2015 - 84 groups-participants - III Festival-contest of choreographic and vocal and dance groups "Samotsvity". We were visited by representatives of Macedonia, Greece, Latvia, Poland. (Lviv, M. Zankovetska Drama Theater).

December 2015 r.- second festival of choirs and instrumental music "Galician Gems". (Lviv, Organ Hall and Lviv Regional Philharmonic).

January 2016 - I Multidisciplinary art festival-competition "Diverse Samotsvity " (Lviv, Galicia Palace of Arts).

April 2016 - IV vocal and choreographic festival "Samotsvity" (Ivano-Frankivsk, Municipal Palace of Creativity).

May 2016 - II Festival "SamotsvityKy" for the little ones (children 5-8 years) (Lviv, Shevchenkivskyi Gai).

June 2016 - IV vocal and choreographic festival "Samotsvity" (Odessa)

June 2016 - II multidisciplinary art festival "Samotsvity" Ethno-folk (Lviv, Shevchenkivskyi Gai).

Photos from of all events: http://www.artantre.com/page_1.php?filt_1=39&lang=1#art

International cooperations: 

In recent years, Art Center "Antre" has established a permanent partnership with the organizers of similar competitions in Europe, namely Folklore Festival Association, Macedonia. 

The most important awards: 

In 2016 Art Center "Antre" was awarded by Ukrainian Diaspora in Latvia with Diploma for represintaion Ukraine in the festival in Riga.


Planned activities for 2016:

October 2016 - III All-Ukrainian festival-contest of choral singing and instrumental music "Galician Samotsvity" (Lviv).

November 2016 -VI International festival-competition of dchoreographic and vocal and dance groups "Samotsvity" (Lviv).

December 2016 - I Ukrainian multidisciplinary art festival-competition "Slobozhanski Origins" (Kharkiv)

New projects in 2017:

February 2017 - I International multidisciplinary online contest "Samotsvity- the Country of Unlimited Potential"

March 2017 - All-Ukrainian festival-competition of choreographic and vocal and dance groups "Origins - Danse» (Truskavets)

All activities in 2016-2017: http://www.artantre.com/index.php