Welcome to Artbox

Empowering creative projects

Artbox is Creative Armenia’s signature program designed to incubate and accelerate creative ideas, individual careers, projects, and institutions with potential for commercial success.

OUR PROGRAMS

explore our 4 Artbox programs

Artbox is designed to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of Armenian creators through a variety of cutting-edge programs, tailored to meet the needs of creative industries and market. Each of the 4 programs is designed to equip creators with the vital skills necessary to build successful and sustainable businesses. Artbox programs are free of charge and run through a dedicated digital platform.

What’s inside

Artbox
Incubator

From idea to business plan: an 8-week incubator during which selected projects across all creative fields are developed from the idea phase to the business plan phase through a deliverable-driven methodology and with a series of intensive training, workshops, and mentorships. A range of outstanding projects, incubated by Artbox, then receive seed funding grants.

  • Status: Closed
  • Deadline: To be aanounced
  • For creative businesses and product ideas

What’s inside

Artbox
Accelerator

From launch to business growth: an 8-week accelerator during which existing creative projects, products, and businesses are developed through a deliverable-driven methodology and with a series of mentorships, consultancies, workshops. A range of outstanding projects, products, and businesses, incubated by Artbox, then receive growth grants.

  • Status: Open, accepting applications
  • Deadline: to be announced
  • For creative businesses

What’s inside

Artbox
Hub

From institution to cultural hotspot: an 8-week accelerator during which established cultural institutions and spaces are upscaled through a deliverable-driven methodology and with a series of workshops and training with top-notch mentors and renowned cultural leaders from international institutions to develop sustainability, innovation, and community engagement.

  • Status: In Progress
  • Deadline: to be announced
  • For cultural institutions

What’s inside

Artbox
Entrepreneur

From artist to creative entrepreneur: a 6-week creative career accelerator during which individual creators, artists, and art managers boost their careers through a deliverable-driven methodology and with a series of workshops, consultancies, and training in personal and professional branding, packaging, and promotion to break through markets and reach audiences in Armenia and internationally. All individual artists and creators, supported by Artbox, then receive career acceleration/boost grants.

  • Status: Open
  • Deadline: November 30
  • For individual creators
Incubator
hub
Accelerator
Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Incubator
Entrepreneur Accelerator
Entrepreneur hub
Entrepreneur Entrepreneur
incubator Incubator

Closed

entrepreneur Entrepreneur

Open

hub Hub

Closed

accelerator Accelerator

In-progress

Eligible to apply Creative business ideas Creative individuals Cultural institutions Creative businesses
Duration 8 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 8 weeks
Participants Up to 24 Up to 25 Up to 15 12
Grant amount €10,000 €2,500 Up to €50,000 €30,000
Number of grantees 10 25 9 7
incubator Incubator
Closed

Eligible to apply

Creative business ideas

Duration

8 weeks

Participants

Up to 24

Grant amount

€10,000

# of grantees

10

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entrepreneur Entrepreneur
Open

Eligible to apply

Creative individuals

Duration

6 weeks

Participants

Up to 25

Grant amount

€2,500

# of grantees

25

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hub Hub
Closed

Eligible to apply

Cultural institutions

Duration

8 weeks

Participants

Up to 15

Grant amount

Up to €50,000

# of grantees

9

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accelerator Accelerator
In-progress

Eligible to apply

Creative businesses

Duration

8 weeks

Participants

12

Grant amount

€30,000

# of grantees

7

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Our Mentors

Get to know
Our Mentors

  • mentor

    Ruzanna

    Avetisyan

    Digital Public Relations and Marketing Expert

  • mentor

    Tsovinar-Sofi

    Babayan

    Mentor and Advisor

  • mentor

    Raffi

    Niziblian

    Creative Director and Strategic Communications Lead, Deem Communications

  • mentor

    Carine

    Aroyan

    Manager of Cultural Projects and Multimedia Artist

  • mentor

    Manushak

    Vahramyan

    Head of Advisory Service, FSP Advice LLC

  • mentor

    Toni

    Attard

    Founder and Director at Culture Venture

  • mentor

    Narek Van

    Ashughatoyan

    Founding and Managing Partner at LegalLab Armenia CJSC

  • mentor

    Syuzanna

    Kosyan

    Senior Associate

  • mentor

    Juliette

    Le Taillandier de Gabory

    Deployment Officer at Philharmonie des Enfants

  • mentor

    Amy

    Smith

    General Manager at the Unicorn Theatre and Executive Director at Zoo Co

  • mentor

    Cécile

    De Cormis

    Head of Corporate Development at Tate Gallery and Managing Director of Cormis Consulting

  • mentor

    Michael

    Mondria

    Managing Director of Ars Electronica Solutions

  • mentor

    Selma

    Toprak-Denis

    Deputy Director for Visitors and Head of Education at Centre Pompidou

  • mentor

    Garry

    Yankson

    Creative and Business Consultant at With Love From G

  • mentor

    Hamlet

    Azarian

    Founder and CEO at Azarian Growth Agency

  • mentor

    Luciné

    Ayanian

    Creative Director and Founder at HAY-HAY Concept

  • mentor

    Juko-Mart

    Kõlar

    Director at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy and Co-founder at Fanvestory and Fairmus

  • mentor

    Hayk

    Simonyan

    Founder and CEO at Doping Creative Agency

Our Stories

article News

Artbox begins accelerating 12 creative businesses in Armenia

#Artbox Updates

Creative businesses, from music studios to fashion brands and beyond, will boost their growth through Artbox Accelerator program and up to 7 of them will be funded up to €30,000 grants for growth

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article News

9 major cultural institutions accelerated by Artbox Hub are granted €250,000 

#Artbox Updates

Artbox Hub wraps up with 15 institutions successfully completing the 8-week program and 9 institutions getting awarded up to €50,000 to establish their cultural hubs.

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article News

Applications to Creative Armenia’s Artbox Entrepreneur are now open

#Artbox Updates

The second edition of Artbox Entrepreneur is now accepting applications from individual artists who want to accelerate their creative careers and receive a €2,500 grant for the activation of their entrepreneurial plan.

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Artbox Partners

About
Artbox

Designed and developed by Creative Armenia, Artbox has been brought to life with the support of our strategic partners and supporters. The program is funded by the European Union in Armenia and launched in partnership with AGBU Armenia within the framework of the KATAPULT Creative Accelerator Program․

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