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Kharatian Experiential Center for the Performing Arts

Ballet2021 Foundation
Creative arts and design

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Ballet2021 Foundation is realizing a new project to help revitalize the local economy by transforming Gyumri into an international high arts center. Cornerstones of the Vision:

• Social Innovation
• A unique destination to experience art
• Standing on a global crossroads
• To understand Armenia’s place in the world

Kharatian Experiential Center for the Performing Arts mission is to put Gyumri and Armenia on the map as a unique destination to experience art and spirituality, to spark intellectual curiosity and provide the visitors unique experience. The Arts Center is founded on the belief that the arts have the potential to educate, engage, inspire, and empower. The Center embraces the arts as a compelling form of communication among individuals and across diverse cultures, expressing the issues of today while giving us a deeper understanding of the past.

At the core of the Centre  is the believe that ballet, as the intersection between athletics, spirituality, and performance, is a transcendent tool to connect.

The KECPA will find a home near the train station, in the old cultural centre, which was destroyed by the earthquake like most of the city. 30 years later, the building’s main walls are still standing: they will be the core of the architectural concept for a building that fuses together old and new. The concept aims to capture the space within the walls and allow it to become a center of creation, for today and for tomorrow.

• Promoting tourism, economic growth and job creation
• Stimulating innovation and knowledge networks
• Regenerating urban and rural areas

The Center will serve people of all ages and walk.

What we have

Our team speaks Armenian, English and Russian. 
Our strengthens are:

  1. strong professional network throughout the world, 
  2. high professional expertise, 
  3. unique product 
  4. Roudolf Kharatian’s world-renowned dance philosophy and teaching method. 
Our weaknesses are:

  1. No permanent office, we are based at ImpactHub. 
  2. No permanent resource for operational costs. 

What we need

Our team needs Communication for development specialist, copyright, grant writing, event management and fundraising specialist for the Capital Campaign.

Experts who support this project

Together 4 Armenia 2015-2017
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