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Pashinyan, Tankian, Makunts keynote Creative Armenia’s 1-year anniversary

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July 7, 2018  |  by Creative Armenia


 Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan hails the "cultural revolution."

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Minister of Culture Lilit Makunts, Creative Armenia board members Serj Tankian and Arsinée Khanjian, government officials and ambassadors, and hundreds of guests filled the halls of the National Gallery of Armenia to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Creative Armenia - an innovative global arts foundation for the Armenian people.

Director of programs Tatevik Manoukyan spoke about the organization’s mandate - to discover, develop, produce, and promote creative talent across the arts. Meanwhile founding director Garin Hovannisian spoke about a growing “cultural coalition” that was ready to take art seriously - and strategically - in Armenia.

He was referring to founding partner JHM Charitable Foundation, communications partner Ucom, and the Ministry of Culture - with which Creative Armenia recently entered a historic public-private partnership to revitalize the arts and build creative industries. “We are proud of and hopeful for this partnership,” said Minister Makunts. “We look forward to the great collaboration ahead.”