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The Western Armenian Culture Program

The aim of this new grant program is to give creative minds the chance to develop contemporary cultural initiatives conceived and implemented in the Western Armenian language.

The program will accept submissions from individuals, small groups, as well as not-for-profit organizations and institutions. All interested parties above the age of 18 are welcome to apply.

Creative expressions of ideas, experiences and emotions in a wide range of media, including the arts, interdisciplinary and hybrid forms of expression, new music, literature, critical essays and graphic novels, videos, installations, animation, creative broadcasting and any other form of cultural expression in Western Armenian are encouraged.

ApplicationOpen

Creatives above the age of 18 in Armenia and in the Diaspora

Applications will be open once a year in the Fall. Submissions will be evaluated by a committee comprised of Foundation staff. External experts will be consulted if and when necessary. The results will be communicated within six weeks of the submission deadline.

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The արդ եւս | in view program will give opportunities to individuals and small groups to create, produce and distribute diverse cultural productions in Western Armenian. Cultural production is understood in its widest sense to include practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills, as well as instruments, tools and spaces in which the language is central.

The priorities of the արդ եւս | in view are to:

  • Celebrate creativity in Western Armenian.
  • Enhance the intrinsic relationship between language and culture, ensuring the evolution of both.
  • Emphasize the cohesive force of culture.
  • Enhance lifelong practices for a sustainable Western Armenian culture.
  • Ensure the vitality of different Armenian communities through culture.
  • Give visibility to innovative cultural practices taking place all over the Armenian world.
  • Give more opportunities for gender-balanced participation.
  • Include the youth and new cultural practices in shaping our common cultural environment and identity.
  • Create an open space for all to participate and take responsibility for cultural creation and preservation, harnessing creativity and inclusiveness at the same time.
  • Address global issues and interact with other cultures through Western Armenian as a medium.

 

Up to 10 projects will be supported per year, each for a maximum of 10,000 Euros.

Please consult the Call for Applications Document (available in English and Armenian) carefully before applying.