On October 2018 the Eiva Arts Foundation in cooperation with the Teach for Armenia Education Foundation announced the launch of an art education campaign in 6 marzes of Armenia, “Share ARVEST”.
The goal of the campaign is to promote art education among schoolchildren in Armenia’s vulnerable communities and border villages, promote recognition and dissemination of the Armenian art. In game-format children will discover the unique world of Armenian artists, recognize the Armenian highlands, history, nature, the Armenian men and women through the eyes of famous painters.
With the support of 100 years, 100 facts project Eiva could donate 100 ARVEST art games to 85 schools in 6 marzes of Armenia (the beneficiaries of Teach for Armenia), targeting nearly 11,000 children.
During the campaign launch event that was organized at AGBU Armenia, the English and Western Armenian versions of ARVEST art game were also presented to the public. The Western Armenian ARVEST aims at disseminating Armenian art within Diaspora communities, schools, and other educational establishments. English ARVEST will help English speaking audiences learn about Armenia through the local artists, thus promoting recognition of Armenian art worldwide.
The event was attended by H.E. Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia who made an inspiring speech on the importance of art education among children and youth, especially from underprivileged communities.
The campaign is part of the “Armenian Art Education” project, which is funded by the European Union within the frames of the Bridges for CSO project implemented by Armenian General Benevolent Union and the Eurasia Partnership Foundation.