Boards

STRUCTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION

BENEFACTORS 
SONIA AND EDWARD BALASSANIAN FUND
ROBERT BOGHOSSIAN & SONS 
JEAN AND ALBERT BOGHOSSIAN
CAFESJIAN MUSEUM FOUNDATION
ROUBEN AVANESSIAN
CAROLYN MUGAR
 

FOUNDING MEMBERS 
Sonia and Edward Balassanian are the Founding Members of the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art.
ACCEA was initiated in the summer of 1992, and was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in Yerevan, Armenia and New York, USA in 1994.  

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
A Board of Trustees composed of dedicated volunteers, invited by the Founding Members meets once a year to review past year’s activities of the Center, and approve its program for the following year.
After the initial selection, the Board renews itself as needed and circumstances require.  
Current members of the Board of Trustees are:  
Sonia Balassanian, Artist and Poet, President and Senior Artistic Director
Edward Balassanian, Architect and Planner, Chairman
Arné Z. Balassanian, Artist, First Vice-President
Roberto Boghossian, Businessman, Vice-President
Gagik Ghazareh, Cinematographer, Vice President and Artistic Director
Patrick Azadian, Public Relations and Development Consultant and Journalist,
Arpa Hacopian, Artist
Sevada Petrossian, Architect
René Gabri, Artist  

BOARD OF DIRECTORS / ARTS COUNCIL
A council composed of coordinators of various programs of the ACCEA governs its activities, in the capacity of Board of Directors.

Current members of the Board of Directors are:
Gagik Ghazareh, Chairman, Artistic and Executive Director
Gor Yengoyan, Director of Fine Arts Department
Vahram Akimyan, Director of Video, Cinema, and Theater Department
Sevada Petrossian, Director of Architecture Department  

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Professional staff, with advice and direction of the Board of Directors/Arts Council, implements programs of the Center. The staff is subject to expansion and change, depending upon nature and extent of expansion of activities, as well as availability of finances.  

MEMBERSHIP
“Membership” per se does not exist in this organization. ALL Armenian artists, who wish to be involved and present their work are considered participating members of the Center.   

DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
All decisions, except for constitutional matters: Aims and objectives and to certain extent means used for achieving them, are made by the Board of Decisions/Arts Council.
All decisions related to constitutional matters are made at the Board of Trustees by majority vote. 

Sonia Balassanian

Founder of ACCEA

Edward Balassanian

Co-founder of ACCEA

Gagik Ghazareh

Chairman, Artistic and Executive Director

Vahram Akimyan

Director of Video, Cinema, and Theater Department

Gor Yengoyan

Director of Fine Art departamen

Sevada Petrossian

Director of Architecture Department