Purpose and Means

The Center for Contemporary Experimental Art has been created with following objectives:
  1. To encourage and facilitate uninhibited expression and creativity of Armenian contemporary and avant-garde artists.
  2. To support the process of search, discovery, and conquest of “new frontiers” in the arts.
    1. To facilitate creation and presentation of contemporary art by Armenian artists, at home as well as at international fori.
      1. To counteract commercialization of art, and to replace market criteria by intellectual and emotional determinants.
        1. To create partnership between Diaspora Armenians and the art community in the Republic of Armenia in support and promotion of the Armenian arts and literature. 
        Above mentioned objectives are envisioned to be realized by:
        1. Creation of adequate space for presentation of experimental works of Armenian contemporary artists. 
        2. Presentation of contemporary international art (fine arts, cinema, theater, dance, poetry, etc.) in Yerevan.
        3. Creation of multi-media reference library of printed matter as well as audio and visual material. 
        4. Creation of Armenian artists’ directory, including biographical information, and audio-visual record of samples of their works. 
        5. Organization of specialized meetings, seminars, conferences, etc. 
        6. Provision of grants, scholarships and financial assistance to contemporary artists. 
        7. Creation of artists’ co-operative for sale of works of contemporary artists. 
        8. Facilitation of international interaction and exposure of Armenian artists through:
          • Establishing professional contact with foreign art critics and specialists.
          • Establishing relations with foreign artists and exhibition of their works in Armenia.
          • Facilitation of presentation of Armenian art at international exhibitions, festivals, fori, etc.