The Power of Art in Politics

-Are you interested in actual civic, social and art processes in your country?

-Do you want to collaborate with individuals who have different experiences and backgrounds?

-Have you ever imagined making changes troughs activism or using art tools?

Our space of visible changes opens the door for you.

Apply and take part in an exchange program for young Artists and Activists from Armenia & Georgia!

Project Power of Art in Politics aims to build up a bridge between young artists and activists from Armenia and Georgia, connecting and sharing their experiences in art and activism, developing common follow-up activities using art as means of addressing common socio-political issues.

The project targets 20 young artists and activists aged 18-30 from different parts of Armenia and Georgia, who are interested to learn about each others’ individual experiences and develop collaborative projects tackling common socio-political issues in the region through art.

The Power of Arts in Politics considers involvement and participation of the local communities. Project participants develop the exhibition/show in a public space, where the wide audience is invited to see the project results and be introduced to the social-political issues raised and addressed by the project through exhibition.

Program Schedule and Structure:

1st Phase – NAME- 1-4 July, Boo Alternative House, Vanadzor, Armenia

2nd Phase – Mentorship -July, August

3rd Phase – NAME- 27-29 September, Nukriani village, Georgia


1st Phase 1-4 July, Boo House, Vanadzor, Armenia

10 young artists and activists from Georgia will visit their peers in Armenia to learn about the most pertinent national and international issues the country is currently facing and the pressing challenges the art scene is faced with, as well as meet their colleagues and  counterparts and exchange on approaches, techniques and tools of using art in activism and politics. The participants will team up in groups of (in total 4 project teams) to develop a project idea to implement an exhibition/show in the end of September in Georgia.

2nd Phase: In between two study visits there will be a 2-month mentorship phase, when participants get an established artist-mentor’s guidance and support to help them develop their artworks and get valuable feedback and access to resources.

3rd Phase 27-29 September, Nukriani, Georgia: The group of 10 young artists and activists from Armenia will pay a similar visit back. The participants will meet local artists, discuss the issues and finalize their works and prepare for the exhibition, show, talk for locals to hold in Nukriani,Kakheti Region, Georgia.

The attendance and participation is mandatory in both meetings.


Do you want to open a new door, then…

Please, send your application, including motivation letter (PDF form) answering the following questions:

Motivation Letter:


  • Why are you interested in this project?
  • How is this project relevant to you? What do you want to learn? How will you share what you have learnt?
  • Which problem or topic do you want to bring to the public attention?



x attach your CV if you are applying as an Activist

x attach your Portfolio presenting your works, if you are applying as an Artist


Deadline for application: 15th June , 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 22th June, 2018
The project is organized by:
Iris Group – Managing Diversity -
Eco-Lab Foundation –
Armenian Progressive Youth

With the support by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

Project info leaflet can be accessed here.