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Creative Armenia - AGBU

Fellowships 2019

Our inaugural Fellows were trailblazers from the world of opera, comedy, and beyond.
Meet them below!
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Musician, teacher, and choir conductor, Arik Grigoryan was born in Gyumri and is now innovating the music scene in Yerevan.

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Victoria Aleksanyan is an acclaimed journalist and filmmaker with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University.

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An exceptional multi-platform director from Armenia, Arthur Makaryan holds a masters degree in directing from Columbia University.


Born in Istanbul, multifaceted painter Burçin Başar has participated in exhibitions across Europe and the United States.

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Comedian and screenwriter Narek Margaryan can be seen on stage, on screen, and on set his groundbreaking show ArmComedy.




Arthur Makaryan's muse.


her roots

Burçin Başar's labyrinth.

How did the Fellowships start?

Two partner organizations came together to discover and champion the most brilliant emerging minds of our culture. 
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