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.
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, were supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, Turkey for meetings with the Armenian Patriarchate, Armenian high schools, foundations and publishing houses to discuss possibilities of further collaboration on preserving the Armenian culture.