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2021 Creative Armenia-

AGBU Fellows

Meet the seven incredible artists, exploring new creative directions with Creative Armenia and AGBU in 2021.

$5,000

FUNDING

30+

MENTORSHIPS

5m+

PROMOTION

7

FELLOWS

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OLIVIA

KATRANDJIAN

Writer

An award-winning writer currently based in Luxembourg, pursuing a Creative Writing degree at Oxford University and working on an exciting novel. Her works have appeared in The New York Times, BBC, PBS, and many other outlets. 

Noah Garabedian
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NOAH
GARABEDIAN

Bass player & Composer

Composer, bass player, and educator with rich experience, numerous excellence awards, and scholarships, he continues to excite that world with his music. 

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AROUSSIAK 
GABRIELIAN

Media artist & Landscape architect

A media artist and landscape architect based in Los Angeles, working to dismantle structures of power and privilege that render specific humans, species, and matter silent. 

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EMILY

MKRTICHIAN

Filmmaker & Writer

An Armenian-American filmmaker and writer, dedicated to the exploration of Memory, Place, and Identity with her multidiscipline work, her films are filled with insightful messages and creative solutions.

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NAIRI 
KHATCHADOURIAN

Curator

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Paris-born art curator, based in Armenia, she has brought her entrepreneurial and creative experiences together to transform the contemporary Armenian art scene. She has curated many exhibitions and brought to life projects that challenge boundaries in art, design, and architecture.

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BEI

RU

Composer, Singer & Songwriter

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Multi-genre music producer, composer, and singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. He has developed a distinctive sound, mixing Electronic, Funk, Soul, Psychedelic, and Lo-Fi with Armenian rhythms filtered through the lens of an LA native. 

AREVIK

D'OR

Illustrator & Animator

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Illustrator, cartoonist, animator, and animation film director, whose books and animations, beloved by kids and adults. She continues to experiment with different styles and methods, as her unique illustrations appear in The New York Times and many more publications.

What are the 

Fellowships? 

A package of funding, mentorship, and promotion, the Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellowships lead cutting-edge artists to the forefront of Armenia’s cultural future.

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Meet our Alumni

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Armen Bazarian

Creative Armenia has not only been financially helpful in a time full of uncertainty, but their connections with a vast network of creative Armenians have also opened new creative horizons I look forward to developing in the coming years. 

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Zela Margossian

The Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellowships has given me a chance to be a part of a great initiative that has a significant impact on the promoted artists’ careers and exposure and I personally feel grateful for this unique experience.

Alexandr Iradyan

Creative Armenia is a young but confidently growing network of the best Armenian artists all around the globe. It helps you to expand your vision and possibilities constituting one more reliable stepstone in your career

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Fellowships

Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellowships 2020

Take a journey through the 2020 term of the Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellowships.

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Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellowships 2019

Explore the creative world of the 2019 Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellowships.

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