Patronage request

The activities below have received the patronage of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The reports received by the Secretariat of the Convention on these activities are sometimes accompanied by additional information (press releases, etc..), which can be requested from Secretariat at

The ballet performance ‘Lazgi’ at the State Academic Bolshoi Theater named after Alisher Navoi
05/09/2021 - 05/09/2021Tashkent
Art and Culture Development Foundation under the Ministry of Culture of the republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)
Sukhrob Shadmanov

The ballet performance Lazgi will be held at the State Academic Bolshoi Theater named after Alisher Navoi with participation of the world-wide renowned ballet master and choreographer Raul Raimondo Rebeck. Lazgi being one of the most popular dance styles in Uzbekistan and abroad, has been inscribed on the representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2019. The ballet performance Lazgi will contain the elements of the national dance and contemporary ballet choreography. Some folk stories will be staged in the ballet performance.

Related element(s) :
Khorazm dance, Lazgi 
International Handicrafts Festival
10/09/2019 - 15/09/2019Kokand, Fergana Region
Association ‘Hunarmand’ of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)

The main objective of the International Handicrafts Festival is to safeguard and support the diversity of craftsmanship. The Festival contributes to the implementation of the UNESCO 2003 Convention, in particular, through a public-private partnership in order to preserve the craftsmanship and transmit it to future generations.

Patronage report : English 
12th ‘Sharq Taronalari’ International Music Festival and International Conference on Protection of Tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage
22/08/2019 - 30/08/2019Samarkand
Ministry of Culture of the Repoublic of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)

‘Sharq Taronalari’ International Biennial Music Festival in Samarkand was initiated by the Government of Uzbekistan in 1997. The programme of the Festival included contests of traditional music performers from more than 60 countries. The performing art is judged by an international jury made up of musicologists, art directors and managers of international festivals. The International Scientific Conference on the ‘Protection of the Tangible and Intangible Heritage: Challenges and Future Strategy’ focuses on the following (1:) preserving urban landscapes of the historical cities, (2) encouraging creativity of ICH bearers in traditional music arts, (3) promoting traditional methods of transmitting music art to younger generations, (4) developing creative dialogue among local municipalities and communities in the field of the protection of tangible heritage and ICH safeguarding.

Patronage report : English 
Bakhshi Art International Festival
05/04/2019 - 10/04/2019Termez, Surkhondaryo Region
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)

The Bakhshi Art International Festival was initiated with the main following objectives; safeguard storytelling oral traditions, promote intercultural dialogue, preserve and develop cultural diversity through supporting creativity. The programme of the Festival includes organization of scientific, educational and cultural events devoted to the manifestation and safeguarding of bakhshi art (epic storytelling) and its transmission to future generations.

Patronage report : English 
Maqom Art International Forum
06/09/2018 - 10/06/2018Shakhrisyabz, Qashqadaryo Region
Uzbek Maqom Art National Center (Uzbekistan)

The main objective of the Forum is to promote the safeguarding of diversity of the maqom art traditional performances worldwide. The expected outcomes of the Forum are raising broad public awareness on maqom-related traditional culture within a contemporary context, transmitting maqom art culture to the young generations, supporting diversity and creativity of maqom music performances, developing further academic studies and publications on maqom music traditions, encouraging the creation of maqom learning traditional schools for ICH bearers (master-apprentice), world-wide networking between ICH bearers and scholars. Starting from 2018, Maqom Art International Forum (hereinafter referred to as the Forum) will be organized biennially in Shakhrisyabz in September. The Forum will be supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Academy of Arts of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the municipality of Shakhrisyabz, local NGO’s and organisations from the private sector.The Forum will include the following events: (1)a Scientific Conference “Maqom Music Art in Contemporary Context” in cooperation with Maqam Study Group of the International Council of Traditional Music; (2) Master classes on maqom performances of ICH bearers from various countries; (3) a Contest of young performers (vocal and instrumental, solo and group) of maqom musical art; (4) an Exibition of publications and musical instruments related with maqom art; (5) Press-conferences, TV and radio programs with ICH bearers; (6) Maqom poetry meetings. The Government of Uzbekistan will cover local expenses of ICH bearers and maqom groups from foreign countries based on their online registration through

Patronage report : English/Uzbek/Russian