Arts and cultural activities

Through Art


Who is behind this?

Nino Macharashvili

Art for Social Change


Who is joining forces?

Friedrich Naumann Foundation For Freedom South Caucasus


Potential partners (in negotiating process) : UNDP, Caucasus House, Museum Centre Peace Square Krasnoyarsk, Open Space Contemporary Istanbul, Armenian Independent Journalist Association.

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

Political issues diminish social cohesion, arouse conflicts and obstruct the peaceful attitude between the neighbouring countries. In order to break down these ‘fences’ and facilitate interaction between societies, project ThroughArt aims to create artistic residency program, where invited artists from each country (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey) will reflect on and create artworks on the problematic issues. Artworks will be exhibited in public spaces of Tbilisi.

Where will your idea take place?

Tbilisi, Georgia
(in the organisation's existing artistic residency space)

Why does Europe need your idea?

This will be the very first step towards improving situation between neighbouring societies in this area and will encourage similar ideas to be implemented. Artworks and documentations made around the theme, will play a significant role in raising public awareness about the issue.

What is your impact?

Raised awareness about the theme, society engagement and audience attendance, getting organisations involved in the project for its further development.

How do you get there?

-Create cross-regional cooperation, reach out possible partners to collaborate in the countries (Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey)
-Create the careful outline of the residency program in Tbilisi, Georgia
-Choosing established visual artists for each country
-Actual working process in the residency setting
-Exhibition of created visual artworks
-Make documentation of the project

What is your story?

I am a part of the society, surrounded by the tension of neighbouring countries' situation, thus it is significant to break down the fences, to facilitate and encourage peaceful attitude, living and engagement through artistic practices.

Who are you doing it for?

Target group: established visual artists from ‘conflict zones’, society
Stakeholders: artists, partner organisations from each country, NGO s
Direct Beneficiaries: Artists and art professionals,
Final Beneficiaries: Audience, society



Idea created on Jan. 16, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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