December 4, 2012

ARTICLES: Using Public Art to Promote Social Change in Armenia

Public art with a social agenda is something fairly new in Armenia. Young artist and activistLea Mkhitaryan recently founded the Eiva Arts Foundation to promote development of social consciousness through art. 

The organization’s People Daily: Art and Media project, funded by a small grant from Internews, aims to raise public awareness of human rights and social issues in Armenia through visual media content (illustrated stories, photo stories, PSAs and other forms of interactive visual arts), street art installations, and participatory public events. The foundation’s slick and colorful website,, got over 13,000 hits in October.

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