Grants:Project/Rapid/World classics in Ukrainian Vocal contest 2019

statusnot funded
World classics in Ukrainian Vocal contest 2019
to organize a vocal competition aimed to get more free Ukrainian vocal translations and recordings
targetuk-wikisource, uk-wiki, commons
start date09-01
start year2019
end date12-31
end year2019
budget (local currency)51 540 UAH
budget (USD)2000 USD
grant typeindividual
contact(s)• bondareandre(_AT_)

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Recruit new editors

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

The contest will be focused on Ukrainian and World classical music written or translated into Ukrainian language. Though we have already managed some projects to collect free audio and/or video- recordings, a lot of world classical music in Ukrainian language remain unpublished anywhere and therefore unknown. Our aim is to open a free access to all of this music.

2. How will you let people know about the contest?

We have a web page about the project, a group in Facebook and also we will create announcement in Wikimeetup page in our local wiki. Ministry of culture also guaranteed to publish information about the competition in their official site.

3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?

Prominent vocalists and musicologist will be invited to judge. Most of them are from Ukraine and participated in World classic in Ukrainian project before. One member of Jury we want to invite from abroad. This makes a Contest more respectable and attractive for participants.

4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

The strategy is following. All the contest auditions will be recorded as well as opening concert and final concert. The Contest rules clearly indicates that Organizing committee of the Contest have a right to publish any recording from the Contest under free license. Also the participant application will include a requirement to agree with Contest rules. Therefore we will have a lot of recordings from the contest and those that will be good enough will be uploaded to Wikimedia commons. Moreover, we will ask jury members and honourable guests to sing in the opening and/or final concert. In this case recordings from the concert as well as recordings from rehearsals could be considered for uploading to Wikimedia commons.

5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

Additionaly, we are going to provide a master-class "Wikipedia and music: how to prepare and upload music to wikimedia commons". This could evolve more wiki editors to Wikipedia among musicians in future.
This project will continue a "World classic in Ukrainian" initiative. We had organized similar contest in 2017 (see Grants:Project/Rapid/World classics in Ukrainian Vocal contest), found it succsesful and want to try once more.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of participants - 30
  2. Number of audio and/or video uploaded to Wikimedia Commons - 60
  3. Number of audio and/or video used on Wikimedia projects - 40
  4. Total length of audio and/or video recordings uploaded to Wikimedia Commons - 180 min


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Community of poets around the project "Жінка-УКРАЇНКА" will help us with creating new translations under free licenses.
Kyiv opera theatre library will help us with renewing classical opera translations
Culture and Life magazine will help us with announcing the contest and preparing post-releases.
National composer`s Union is expected to help us with a Hall for Opening concert

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

We will need money for prizewinners. It is traditional to make two or more age categories for vocal contest. We will have to categories - younger (up to 25 years old) and older (26 years old or more). Aproximate amount of prizes is following:
1st prize - 4000 UAH
2st prize - 3000 UAH
3st prize - 2000 UAH

And request those prizes for younger category

1st prize - 4000 UAH
2st prize - 3000 UAH
3st prize - 2000 UAH
We will need money to invite one jury member from abroad. Though we are going to invite prominent musicians from Ukraine (including PhD G.Hansburg, who is also an active wikipedia contributor) it would be much more respectable if we invite somebody who have an experience in European stage. Possibly we will invite Oksana Myronchuk, soloist of Den Norske opera and ballet who was juri member in our previous contest

The total budget is following

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Main Prizes 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each of two age categories Set of prizes 2 9 000 18 000 UAH 2 categories - younger (16-25 y.o.) and older (26+ y.o.).
2 Travel Flight tickets for a jury member from abroad On and return ticket 1 6 000 6 000 UAH Flight Oslo-Kyiv-Oslo
Train or bus tickets for members inside Ukrainian trips 4 400 1600 UAH
3 Printing Competition booklet booklets 60 100 6000 UAH coloured printing, the approximate price calculated according to [1]
Banners banners 15 60 900 UAH
Sheet music unit 60 90 5400 UAH as memorable prizes for particiants and jury members
4 Food & Beverages Lunch for jury members Per person 10*2 60 1200 UAH Two competition days (main day and second day, before final concert)
5 Hall rent opening concert, Сomposer`s Union Hall hours 2 0 0 UAH sponsored by Composer`s Union
Rehearsals and auditions, Lysenko museum 15 hours 100 1500 UAH
Final concert and Awards ceremony, Scientist`s Hall 2 hours 1600 3200 UAH
6 Daily allowance jury members from other cities members 3 400 1200 UAH According to Ukrainian norms [2]
7 Bank fees and exchange gain/loss 800 UAH
8 Fiscal sponsor administrative fees 2500 UAH
9 Taxes Taxes on prize money - - - 3240 UAH 18 % from the each prize (e.g. 18000 x 18 % in total)

In total 51 540 UAH


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