Democracy and participation, Urban development

Transform Vazisubani Suburb Through the Street …


Who is behind this?

Dato Nadiradze

Artinfo Georgia


Who is joining forces?

Chicago Public Art Group

Open Society Georgian Foundation


National Center for Disease Control and Public Health


"Hand in Hand" (Georgia) *Please, note that Chicago Public Art Group is located in the United States and that is not in the list.

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

The Artinfo Georgia will support the community of Vazisubani to transform the suburban area into a rich cultural district by installing high-quality street art on the huge block apartments. These buildings did not represent the diversity of local communities, help people to be proud of who they are and did not emphasize the identity or history of the community.

Where will your idea take place?

Vazisubani suburb,Tbilisi, Georgia

Why does Europe need your idea?

Make youth and elderly communities more active for outdoorsy activities;
Strengthen identity of local communities with democratic ideas;
Transform suburban into a rich cultural districts and attract more tourists;
Give small businesses an attractive and cultivated area with increased visitors to expand businesses in Vazisubani.

What is your impact?

The organization will have the local self-government and for-profit companies involved in the funding process, the more tourists will be attracted and as a result, the small businesses will start expanding. These block apartments will represent the diversity of local communities, make people to be proud of who they are and strengthen their identity.
The environment will also inspire and motivate its residents (youth and elderly) to be more active and support dialogues between people.

How do you get there?

1) Build a website to receive application ideas about the street arts 2) Build a residency to share the experience from partners 3) Organize the required technical services, legal framework, items and materials 4) Market the project by shooting video ads and organize visits on TV and radio, advocate on social media and news websites 5) Transform at least the six huge walls into a rich cultural places 6) Organize business meetings with the local government and for-profit companies and present the transformative power of the public arts to consider project as one of the cost-effective development opportunities of suburb and foresee the budget possibilities in 2017 and provide sponsorship opportunities by the for-profit companies.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Youth and elderly generations of Vazisubani, world travellers, local self-government, the Tbilisi City Hall and general audience.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Idea of this size has never been realized in Georgia before. Also, the street art ideas purely represent the communities of Georgia and the arts will be purely public by allowing the general audience proposing their ideas through the website.

€ 42770,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 52770,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Website, ads, paints, technical services and travel for educational purposes - 17,950EU Residency expenses (4 months) - 11,500EU Salaries and honorarium - 20,620EU Unforeseen expenses - 1000EU

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Planning, fundraising, evaluation, effective impact and organizing the public arts.


Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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