The Sixth Open Youth Delphic Games of the Commonwealth of Independent States' member states devoted to the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War 1941-1945 and included in the International Action Plan for the celebration of «2010, the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures» coordinated by UNESCO were held in Yerevan, the Republic of Armenia on June 26 – July 2, 2010. In 19 nominations the Games gathered around 600 art workers from 16 countries – CIS Member States, France, Turkey, Bulgaria, etc. The past event contributed considerably to the search of young art workers, increase of their professional level, assistance of the intercultural dialogue, and support the cultures’ diversity.
The Sixth Open Youth Delphic Games of the Commonwealth were held according to the decisions of the Council of the Heads of Governments of the CIS Member States «On Main activities in cooperation between the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the sphere of culture until 2010», dated May 25, 2006 and «On the Plan of priority measures in the sphere of the humanitarian cooperation of the CIS Member States in 2009-2010» dated May 22, 2009, the Decree of the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Armenia «On creation of the Organizing committee for holding the Sixth Open Youth Delphic Games of the CIS Member States» dated February 19, 2010 ¹107-À and the Conceptual Regulations on holding the Delphic Games (international) and the Youth Delphic Games (international), adopted at the Session of the International Delphic Committee on February 6, 2004.
The Organizing Committee headed by the Vice Prime-minister of the Republic of Armenia Armen Gevorgyan was established for the preparation and holding the Games. The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the National Delphic Committee of Armenia with the support of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund, the Council on Cultural Cooperation of the CIS Member States and the Work Group on the Delphic Movement Development in the CIS Member States were the Games’ organizers. The Games took place under the patronage of the International Delphic Committee (headquarters are located in Moscow).
The official opening ceremony of the Sixth Open Youth Delphic Games of the CIS Member States took place in the Spendiaryan National Academical Theatre of Opera and Ballet on June 27, 2010. The colourful theatricalized performance with the parade of the participating countries was set before the audience. The Prime-minister of the Republic of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan and the Vice Prime-minister of the Republic of Armenia, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Games Armen Gevorgyan were present as honored guests. The audience was greeted by the Chairman of the Executive Committee – the Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States Sergey Lebedev, the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyan and the Director of the International Delphic Committee, the Coordinator on Preparing and Holding the Delphic Games of the CIS Member States Vladimir Ponyavin, the latter declared the Games open.
Competitions were held in the form of contest and festival programs in two age groups (junior and senior) and consisted of 19 nominations of folk, classical and modern art: piano, violin, saxophone, academical singing, folk singing, pop singing, folk dance, academical dance, circus on stage, photography, fine arts (painting and graphic art), web design, pantomime, television journalism, fashion, DJ, actors art, folk crafts, and folk instruments. Best venues of the capital of Armenia were used as venues for the competitions: the Hachaturyan concert hall, the Sundukyan concert hall, the Tumanyan Yerevan State Puppet Show, the Komitas Yerevan State conservatoire and others.
The jury, formed for each nomination, consisted of 72 masters of Arts of standing reputation. 33 sets of awards were bestowed during the Games; laurates received gold, silver and bronze medals.
The International Scientific and Practical Conference took place in the «Dvin» conference hall of the «Ani Plaza» hotel on June 30, 2010 and was held on two main themes – the role of the value system of the society in the critical historical situations (timed to the Victory in the Second World War 1941-1945) and 2010, the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures (according to the Resolution of the General Assembly of UN as of December 17, 2007 ¹ 62/90).
Within the framework of the Games’ program the Day of Delegations took place in the course of which the teams-participants of the Games visited 10 regions of the Republic of Armenia where they The official closing ceremony of the Sixth Open Youth Delphic Games of the CIS Member States and the gala-concert of the laurates were held in the Demirchyan Sports and concert hall on July 1, 2010. All participating countries were introduced during the ceremony and the medalists of the Games appeared on stage.
During preparing and holding the Games the full-scale informational and advertising campaign with usage of central TV channels and radio stations, news agencies, outdoor advertising, press, and Internet was arranged. The TV channel «Mir» took an active part in promoting the event on the territory of the Commonwealth.