Series of workshops on creative industries and crafts sector held in Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan


A series of two-day workshops on the creative industries and crafts sector market were held this month in Baku, Tbilisi and Yerevan, as part of a project funded under the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme.
The workshops were organised by the ‘Strengthening Creative Industries in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia’ Project for local crafts experts, professional lecturers, trainers and representatives of cultural organisations, and held by Icndrasen Vencatachellum, an expert in cultural industries and crafts, an honorary member of the World Crafts Council (WCC) and a coordinator of the International Centre for Handicrafts Development (RIDA).
Workshop participants attended sessions on the creative industries and crafts sector, markets and marketing, and the role of intellectual property rights in crafts, among others.
The project aims to foster the sustainable development of the creative industries in the field of heritage crafts (traditional handicrafts, museum sources and applied art) in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, contributing to transnational cooperation in the sector among participant countries and the EU.
The €12 million Eastern Partnership Culture Programme aims at assisting the Partner Countries in their cultural policy reform at government level, as well as capacity building and improving professionalism of cultural operators in the region. It seeks to strengthen regional cultural links and dialogue within the Eastern Partnership region, and between the EU and ENP Eastern countries' cultural networks and actors. (ENPI Info Centre)
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Press release
Project information sheet
Eastern Partnership Culture Programme – website
Eastern Partnership Culture Programme – fiche and news
ENPI Info Centre - Tapping in to priorities for culture: programme visits take the pulse in Eastern partners
ENPI Info Centre information pack - The Eastern Partnership: a path to stability and prosperity


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