There are also a few (yet growing) number of civil society activists who generate artistically rich and dynamic grassroots movements.
These artists and grassroots activists are well connected to each other via local networks, while some of them are also engaged in cross-border collaboration through different initiatives.
Anadolu Kültür, organising a workshop to bring grassroots activists and experienced artists from the two countries together, aims to set ground to discuss the current problems of both countries and to produce joint projects.
Artists experienced in audiovisual methods, public art, performance art, etc. will give their input to explore the use of various means of arts in civic activism; while grassroots activists, coming from various backgrounds, such as human rights, urban transformation and environment, minority rights, gender, etc. will share their experiences on effective utilisation of artistic forms.
Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) in collaboration with TOG (Community Volunteers Foundation, Turkey) organised an exchange visit of Armenia-based youth workers and volunteers to Istanbul, Izmit and Eskişehir on July 18-23, 2017 implemented as a part of EPF’s YouthBank activity within the framework of programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process, funded by the European Union.