On December 4, 2018 at 15.00 in the building of the Nazarbayev Center there will be an opening of the exhibition and a solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the XIV International Competition of Children's Creativity "Tugan zherim" and the Republican program to support organizations of additional education "Tugan olkem".
The organizers of the event - the Library of the First President of the Republic and the Children's Art School - UNESCO Club of Astana - since 2005 have been implementing a joint project "View from childhood".
Since 2004, the international competition of children's creativity "Tugan zherim" has been held annually on the eve of the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The initiator of this project is the charitable foundation for supporting creative endeavors and cultural heritage of Kazakhstan "Bayta", the coordinator is the
Children's Art School - UNESCO Club of Astana. The participants of the competition are children from 9 to 18 years old, studying in art schools and art departments of art schools, studying in art studios and creative circles of Schoolchildren's Palaces from all over Kazakhstan.
Since 2005, the Museum (now the Library) of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy has been a permanent platform for displaying the best works based on the results of the competition.
The competition is constantly expanding its geography and is now international. Each year, the performance technique under the terms of the competition is separately negotiated by the organizing committee.
In 2018, the central theme is the patchwork sewing technique "patchwork" (kuraq). 50 works of the finalists of the competition will be presented at the exhibition.In 2018, a new project of the Library of Elbasy was launched - the Republican program to support children's creativity and organizations of additional education "Tugan olkem". It became a response to the program article by N.A. Nazarbayev "Rukhani zhangyru". The main message of the program is to draw attention to organizations of additional education in all regions of Kazakhstan.
During the first year of the program implementation, the Elbasy Library Museum hosted exhibitions of diploma works of graduates of children's art schools in Semey, Pavlodar, Shymkent and Ekibastuz. In the year of the 20th anniversary of Astana, all exhibitions within the framework of the “Tugan olkem” program were dedicated to the anniversary of the capital.
According to the results of each exhibition, the jury of the program identified the best works, and also identified the best teachers from each school represented. In total, about 300 diploma works in various techniques and genres were presented at four exhibitions, of which only 30 will be presented at the final exhibition in the building of the Nazarbayev Center.