Applications to Artbox Hub are Now Open

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Artbox Hub will accelerate cultural institutions in Armenia, awarding €50,000 grants to the selected ones to activate their creative hubs.

Creative Armenia is delighted to officially launch and open the applications for Artbox Hub, a program funded by the European Union in Armenia and launched in partnership with AGBU Armenia within the framework of the KATAPULT Creative Accelerator Program.

Artbox Hub is an 8-week online program designed specifically for cultural institutions across all creative fields in Armenia, which offers an unparalleled opportunity to turn their spaces into vibrant cultural hubs for their communities.

Working with top-notch mentors and renowned cultural leaders from international institutions, the participating organizations will rethink their approach to their marketing, audience engagement, and revenue models, develop a strategy to rejuvenate their spaces, and create accessible and exciting cultural hotspots. At the end of the program the institutions will present their proposals for activating their spaces as creative hubs and 3 of them will be selected to receive grants in the amount of €50,000 each as well as branding and consulting support to bring their plan to life.

To learn more about the Artbox Hub and to apply by the April 28, 2023 deadline. No late submissions will be accepted.

“With each of the Artbox programs we bring vital support and a paradigm shift to each of our target groups in the arts – whether they are individual creators, creative teams, or cultural institutions.” said Creative Armenia’s Director of Programs Anush Ter-Khachatryan. “Artbox Hub is the most recent of Artbox programs, which will accelerate cultural institutions throughout Armenia, unleash their potential and power within their communities and beyond, and activate them as creative hubs due to 8-week signature curriculum, mentorships, branding, and €50,000 seed funding. This is an unprecedented opportunity for cultural institutions.”

The application is open for creative institutions executing their creative and professional activity within the Republic of Armenia and looking to maximize their community engagement, revenue, and reach. The program is tailored towards arts organizations and spaces across all disciplines that need support in developing new solutions toward more engaged, active, and sustainable presence in their communities and in the arts.

“At Katapult, we understand that having sustainable cultural institutions is essential for a thriving creative ecosystem. Artbox Hub is a unique opportunity for cultural institutions to propose and develop commercially viable programs and projects to boost their overall income generation while activating their community outreach and public relevance in the true sense of a ‘hub’.”— said Anna K. Gargarian, the lead of KATAPULT Creative Accelerator Program.

Inspired by innovative models in business and tech, Artbox is a reinvention of the incubator and accelerator models for the art world — a dynamic entrepreneurial system that supports individuals, projects, and institutions across disciplines with potential for success. Through a set of signature cutting-edge programs, Artbox develops commercial viability, audience growth, and investable creative products.

Creative Armenia is a global arts foundation for the Armenian people that discovers, develops, and champions innovative talent across the arts. Artbox is developed by Creative Armenia, funded by the European Union in Armenia and launched in partnership with AGBU Armenia in the framework of the KATAPULT Creative Accelerator Program.

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