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Creative Armenia launches operations in Yerevan

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July 4, 2017  |  by Creative Armenia

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The Creative Armenia team in Yerevan: Tatevik Manoukyan, Garin Hovannisian, Ani Mouradian, Vasil Shahbazyan, and Arpine Hakhinyan.

After last month’s United States launch, realized in partnership with The Promise and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Creative Armenia has opened operations in Yerevan. The news was announced yesterday at a reception held at the Grand Hotel Yerevan, in the company of the republic’s leading cultural organizations, production companies, embassies, and ministries.

“Creative Armenia’s presence in Armenia is vital to the fulfillment of our mandate,” said founder Garin Hovannisian. “From Los Angeles to Yerevan, ours is a global endeavor to discover talent and empower stories of impact in the digital age.”

Creative Armenia is a non-profit organization conceived at the cross-section of entertainment, human rights, and creative technologies. It debuts with a variety of cultural programming: awarding fellowships, running a digital magazine, producing cutting-edge content, and provoking cultural activity through its signature Creative Challenge series.