Festival Academic Nitra 2020 is canceled

Due to the nationwide ban on the organization of public cultural events, as well as other current restrictions on the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the Academic Nitra 2020 Committee cancels the 42nd International Academic Festival – Academic Nitra 2020 (AN 2020).

We are all experiencing a pandemic for the first time, and the actions we are taking today may be beneficial in the future. We hope to manage the consequences of the crisis together.

Thank you for understanding.

doc. PaedDr. Miroslav Tvrdon, PhD. – President of AN 2020

Our university has taken over the baton of the festival
Even though the 42nd international academic festival of non-professional folk ensembles Academic Nitra 2020 will not start until July, the “baton” reminding Nitra and Constantine the Philosopher University of their pleasant but endless organizational duties has been passed on to our hands. At a gala concert at the Jozef Gregor Tajovský Theater, the Rector of the Technical University in Zvolen Prof. Rudolf Kropil handed the baton off to doc. PaedDr. Miroslav Tvrdoň, PhD., CPU's Vice-Rector for External Relations and Social Affairs. It was the Zvolen university which, along with its partners, organized the last festival of academic folk ensembles, the Academic Zvolen 2019.

“What did I feel when I was handed off the baton? Mainly this sense of immense responsibility to put together an event worthy of being called an important celebration of folklore. I felt it was my duty, our duty, to ensure that Slovak and international folk ensembles as well as the audience and all folklore lovers would enjoy their time at our festival,” doc. Miroslav Tvrdoň said.
This festival has become a showcase of the best Slovak and international academic folk ensembles. From the 5th to 11th July 2020 Nitra and Constantine the Philosopher University will become home to young folklorists from far and wide. These dancers, singers, and musicians will compete for awards at the festival Academic Nitra 2020. Nitra inhabitants and visitors to the city can look forward to superb performances of Slovak and international folk ensembles which will take place at two evening contests and a gala event at the Andrej Bagar Theater. The festival will also host a folk parade through the city and many accompanying events.

Text: Ing. Jana Černáková, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra – the Media Department
Photo: P. Koreň 

Academic Nitra 2021 – materials

  • Statute
  • Invitation
  • Guidelines
  • Application form

History of the festival

  • History of the festival – electronic brochure

AN 2021 Organization

  • Main organizers: Constantine the Philosopher University and the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic
  • Co-organizers: Slovak University of Agriculture, City of Nitra, Nitra Self-Governing Region, International Organization of Folk Art (IOV)
  • Room and board: Halls of Residence UKF Zobor and Halls of Residence UKF Nitra
  • Contest performances and gala event: Andrej Bagar Theater
  • Representative performances: Nitra and the nearby region

Contact us
Address: Tr. A. Hlinku 1, 949 01 Nitra