Creative Armenia and AGBU to host digital summit Culture.20

The Zoom discussion on June 23 will feature the 2020 Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellows in a discussion on the future of art

June 2, 2020  |  by Creative Armenia

Creative Armenia and Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) are delighted to host Culture.20 — a digital summit on the future of art. The panelists will be the 2020 Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellows: visual artist Nvard Yerkanian, composer-conductor Alexandr Iradyan, musician Zela Margossian, filmmaker Vahagn Khachatryan, musician Armen Bazarian, and theatre director Tsolak Mlke-Galstyan. 

“These cutting-edge artists are on the frontlines of the creative world,” said Garin Hovannisian, Founding Director of Creative Armenia. “We invite you to join them in this challenging discussion surrounding some of the most vital questions of our culture.”

How has COVID-19 changed culture? Can robots create art? What does Armenia’s creative future look like? The hour-long discussion with the Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellows will take place via Zoom on June 23 at 10 am PST (1 pm EST /  9 pm AMT). To attend the digital summit, please register here.

“Although we are living through absolutely unprecedented times nowadays, it has also been proven historically that difficult, and at times catastrophic, times have always affected the Arts with an incredibly transformative and creative push,” said Hayk Arsenyan, Director of the Performing Arts Department of AGBU. “I am sure our Fellows take this as a self-reflecting period to come up with even more innovative ideas that will surely manifest in the post-pandemic and safe world.”

Now in its second term, the Fellowships are a collaboration of Creative Armenia and AGBU, which entered into a strategic partnership in May 2018.

Creative Armenia, a global arts foundation for the Armenian people, pursues a mandate to discover, develop, produce, and promote innovative talent.

AGBU, a trusted name across the diaspora for over a century, has opened many doors for talented Armenians through such offerings as university-level performing arts scholarships, summer internships, and professional programs such as Musical Armenia and Sayat Nova International Composition Competition—all under the aegis of the AGBU Performing Arts Department, established in the United States in 2012 and in Europe in 2016.

Our signature creative incubator, providing comprehensive support to projects with potential for commercial and critical success. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2020.  

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