Realization of Independence: Art

What did independence give the art and art critic? The topic is discussed by art critic Lilit Sargsyan and expert in art Arman Grigoryan. The conversation is hosted by Anna Sargsyan.

Realization of Independence: Public Education

Does the content and organization of public education clearly show that we have independent, autonomous, democratic and social state school? The topic is discussed by cul6tural anthropologist Satenik Mkrtchyan and teacher Arsen Vardanyan. The conversation is hosted by Anna Sargsyan. 

Capital City and Second City

Capital City and Second City
Second cities of states get surprisingly little attention. They are not treated as the capital city, whereas they are the significant part of any state bringing the territory and cultural landscape into one entirety. What is a capital city, what are other cities deprived of when everything goes to only one city? The topic is discussed by ethnographer Gayane Shagoyan and historian Artak Gnuni. The conversation is hosted by Hermine Hakobyan.

Education Objectives

How do the education objectives form? The topic is discussed by the education expert Nvard Manasyan and cultural anthropologist Levon Yepiskoposyan. 


This year is the 70th anniversary of the repatriation of 1946. The history has entitled it the Great Repatriation. Starting from 1946, around 90 thousand persons moved to Armenia within a few years. What are the past and current motives and issues of repatriation, what were the implications of the Great Repatriation and what are the types of repatriation today? The topic is discussed by journalist Tigran Paskevichyan and Head of Repat Armenia Vardan Marashlian. The conversation is hosted by Hermine Hakobyan.

Cinematography and State

What is the role and significance of cinematography in the life of society and state? The topic is discussed by art critic Vigen Galstyan and film director Eduard Hambardzumyan. The conversation is hosted by Hermine Hakobyan.

The Sacrament of Cross

Bishop Arshak Khachatryan, Beniamin Hovakimyan, Candidate of Engineering Sciences and painter, fine art critic Arik Tonikyan share their experiences and view-points on the sacrament and symbol of the cross in the Christian doctrine and culture.

Sovereignty, part 1

Sovereignty is the key denotation of the state. At the same time, restriction of sovereignty is one of the patterns of the modern globalization. Is the striving for independence and fight for sovereignty in our country conditioned by only this theoretical paradox? The topic is discussed by Karen Aghekyan, editor-in-chief ofe-magazine“Context” and journalist Armen Hovhannosyan. The conversation is hosted by Anna Sargsyan.


“ArmenBabakhanyan and young Armenian talents”: final concert

From 2013, a target program for professional improvement of talented artists aged 11-20 with the support of the RA Minsistry of Culture. Recently they had their first final concert at Cafesjian Center for the Arts titled “Armen Babakhanyan and young Armenian talents”.


Arshak Fetvadjian

19th century is an era of disruptions and separations of Armenian identity. New names emerged in the Western Armenian, Eastern Armenia and Diasporan Armenian cultures. There were artists among them that got unfairly forgotten because their creations never obtained "Armenian citizenship". One of them was an intellectual, painter Arshak Fetvadjian.
Arshak Fetvadjian is a virtuoso aquarellist. He is the first Armenian painter to make the architectural monument serve as a material for painting. Fetvedjian's series of "Ani Cathedral" and "National Costumes", as well as 1500 pencil drawings of architectural monuments are held among the collections of National Gallery of Armenia. Part of these monuments no longer exits.
Fetvedjian is also the author of the currency and postage stamps of the first Republic of Armenia.
His own biography is a dramatic one and rather interesting...


The Danger: So Close, So Far

Labor migration keeps to be the main subsistence for a vast number of Armenian families since the indepence of Armenia. Basically men from 22 to 55 leave to work in another country. It's them and their families that become vulnerable for HIV....
The heroes of the film are real people with their real stories. How and why did their fate change, what did in their lives change after the detection of HIV, was there a chance to avoid it....
The film also provides HIV-related statistics in Armenia. The film is produced with the financial support of World Vision Armenia and the European Union.



The film is a distant conversation between two believers. Members of Armenian Church, well-known artists Daniel Yerazhisht and Michael Mkrtchyan, present their substantially different perceptions and approaches on the issue of religious tolerance. The video has been produced with the scope of the project "Promoting Religious Tolerance in Armenia".