Financial Support for Art Projects

January 10 —
March 12, 2018

Armenia Art Foundation provides financial support to artists working in the field of contemporary art, to stimulate the development of contemporary art in Armenia.
Financial Support for Art Projects is designed for artists or collectives, working in different media, including performance art, photography, audio-visual, digital and media art, and art in public spaces. The program is open for graduate students and professional artists alike.

The Financial Support can cover expenses for research and production of artworks. However, while research on the project may be conducted before applying for a Financial Support, the production of a new work at the end of the program is mandatory requirement.

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Program Objectives

To support the creation and production of new artwork

To stimulate artists in pursuit of their artistic practice and professional development

To contribute to a growth of a vibrant contemporary art scene in Armenia


Individual artists and art collectives (two or more artists working together) are eligible.

To be eligible, all applicants should:

either be based in Armenia, or be from Armenian Diaspora;
produce the artwork in Armenia, except where allowed by the current guidelines;
not have already been awarded funding under this program in the same calendar year;
have satisfied the reporting requirements of any previous AA Foundation funding program.

The Financial Support Amount

The recommended amount is equivalent of $4.500. However the final amount may be higher or lower, as in each case the applicant should determine the sum they request based on the needs of the project.

The applicant might not be awarded the full amount requested; the Foundation reserves the right to recommend the final amount of funding.

Financial Support for Art Projects cover research activities and production of the artwork. In case of funding research, the applicant should explain how the proposed activity will develop their artistic practice and the evolvement of the idea of artwork to be produced.

The application may or may not include the expenses for research activities, whereas the production of new artwork is a mandatory requirement.


Applications for AA Foundation funding are peer assessed by members of the Advisory Board of the Foundation.

At first stage, applications are reviewed by the staff of the Foundation to confirm the eligibility of the applicant, and ensure that the application form is complete and accompanied by the required set of documents.

At the second stage, members of the Advisory Board will receive and review copies of all eligible applications, supporting documents, and other attachments.

The Advisory Board will select successful applications based on the application forms and supporting documents, and according to assessment criteria and availability of funds. They can request additional information.

All applicants will be informed of the outcomes of their applications approximately two months after the application deadline.


Open Call #3:
January 10 – March 12, 2018 (23:55 AMT)

Applications in Armenian or English are submitted via e-mail: