Presenting the Arts Center Gyumri at the Armenian Embassy in Moscow

The project presentation of the Arts Center in Gyumri was held in the Art Space of the Cultural Center of the Armenian Embassy in Moscow during which Embassy Adviser Karina Danielyan delivered a welcome speech. The founder of the center and people’s artist of Armenia Roudolf Kharatian spoke about the ideas laid down in the […]

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My Step for Shirak Province

“My step for Shirak Province” investment-business forum and local production exhibition was held in Gyumri on July 20 with the participation PM Pashinyan and Shirak Governor Tigran Petrosyan and other governmental representatives. “My step for Shirak Province” business forum was initiated by the Government of the Republic of Armenia and aims to create a platform […]

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Getting started

In April 2018, the “Kharatian Experiential Center for the Performing Arts, Gyumri” project received an Innovation for Social Impact grant, implemented within the Bridge4CSOs project led by AGBU in partnership with EPF and funded by the European Union for Piloting the Program, to develop Capital Planning, initiate Institutional Marketing and start Capital Campaign Planning.

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Cooperation with Caritas Armenia

One of the core components of the center will be the DanceAbility program, designed for children with multiple disabilities. The aim of the program is to foster their integration into social life, discover their physical and mental potential, and encourage tolerance among the general community.

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Collaboration with Lead Architect

A project this ambitious requires a suitable home. This is why we are collaborating with award-winning Montreal architect Azad Chichmanian to create a building that will turn any regular Gyumri Saturday into an experience that breaks boundaries between art and audience and make Gyumri a sought-after destination.

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Brainstorming with Gyumri Community Members

The first phase of the planning process consisted of conducting a series of interviews with Gyumri’s Municipality staff, City Council members; artists; potential donors, residents, and other constituencies to understand the various points of view and issues associated with the project and to determine the core issues facing the Arts Center.

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Public Hearings at the Gyumri Municipality on January 29  

On January 29 Gyumri municipality announced a public hearing, followed by A&Q of projects aiming at restoring the building of the former Railway Culture Cente. and discussions were held on the topic of rr in Gyumri. Discussion took place at Gyumri municipality administrative building. The majority of those present at the public debate supported the […]

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Signing the Memorandum of Understanding

Based on the unanimous decision by the Gyumri Community Elders’ Commission, a memorandum of understanding between Gyumri Municipality and Ballet 2021 was signed for the transfer of the property rights of the former cultural center building and surrounding area to Ballet 2021 for use as the Kharatian Experiential Center for the Performing Arts for gratuitous […]

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Project Official Presentation

On 25 March 2019 Ballet 2021 Foundation made the official presentation of The Kharatian Experiential Center for the Performing Arts, Gymri project, which was preceded by a press briefing with the founder Roudolf Kharatian and Lead Architect Azad Chichmanian.  

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