Spark Grants

Welcome our new Spark Grant recipients, the 18 cutting-edge creators from across the world that will be leading Armenia's and Artsakh's way into the global conversation.

50+

GRANTS

$100k+

AWARDED

600k+

REACH

Meet the 2021 Spark Grants recipients

These bright, innovative, inspiring trailblazers are ready to forge new paths with their films, podcasts, photography, and music. 
Anahit Ghazaryan

Anahit Ghazaryan

For presenting the life and work of the visionary Armenian photographer Maryam Shahinyan.

Andranik Berberian

Andranik Berberian

For the cutting-edge musical ventures of his band Samuum.

Brian Postalian

Brian Postalian

For his theatrical performance New Societies, drawing together a strategic board game and a theatrical narrative.

Ani Tatintsyan

Ani Tatintsyan

For her documentary on the women-warriors of Artsakh.

Armen Hovsepyan

Armen Hovsepyan

For his journey of finding and documenting the old Armenian musical heritage.

Vrej Kassouny

Vrej Kassouny

For his short animation film Trenched on the Artsakh war.

Ophelia Harutyunyan

Ophelia Harutyunyan

For her film It Takes a Village…, depicting the lives of women living in an Armenian village that has no men.

Levon Kafafian

Levon Kafafian

For the telling of the Armenian story through sound and weaving, set in a parallel reality.

Nyree Abrahamian

Nyree Abrahamian

For her poetry chapbook Aftermath, where each poem delves into one aspect of the uncertainty of war and its aftermath.

Lara Sarkissian

Lara Sarkissian

For the telling of the Armenian story through sound and weaving, set in a parallel reality.

Tigran Nersisian

Tigran Nersisian

For his documentary film about the vibrant life and cultural heritage of his native city Ashtarak.

Vahagn Khachatryan

Vahagn Khachatryan

For his film Exchange, uncovering the stories of displacement during the Artsakh war.

Suren Tadevosyan

Suren Tadevosyan

For an X-Ray Yerevan photo series exploring the secret life behind Yerevan’s walls, doors, and infrastructures.

Sevana Tchakerian

Sevana Tchakerian

For launching her musical band JINJ, in collaboration with Gor Tadevosyan, and blending urban beats with Armenian folk melodies.

Alexandr Iradyan

Alexandr Iradyan

For his multimedia musical performance Grounded.

Yeva Muradyan

Yeva Muradyan

For her photo-series about the suburbs of Yerevan, depicting the urban scenery filled with myth and life.

Areg Balayan

Areg Balayan

For his photo-series about the city of Shushi.

Davit Nersisyan

Davit Nersisyan

For his photo-series revealing the colors of life for people with blindness.

Spark Grants are awarded to ideas that are 

  POWERFUL
Carrying a unique
artistic vision
PRACTICAL
With a realistic plan
to bring it to life
IMPACTFUL
With a strong marketing
and release strategy

Previous projects

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Hovhannes Koshtoyan 

Powerful installation

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Alan

Semerdjian

Melodic meditations

Fred-Agop

Azilazian

Captivating indie album

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Thrilling short fashion film

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Van

Sarkissian

Colorful electronic  EP

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Raffi

Wartanian

Instrumental storytelling album

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#ArtistForArtsakh

Wartime documentary 

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Lika

Zakaryan 

#ArtistForArtsakh

War diaries

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Ruben 

Malayan

#ArtistForArtsakh

Mural for Shushi

Kamee Abrahamian

Immersive iterative storytelling project