ISIS Arts invites you to an informal evening with Armenian practitioner
Thursday 25th November 2010
18:00 – 20:00
5 Charlotte Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Come to meet and hear about the work of Mkrtich Tonoyan and the cultural landscape of Armenia and help to welcome him to the region.
Refreshments will be available.
The event is free and everyone interested is welcome although space is limited, so please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0191 261 4407.
The space is not fully accessible so please let us know in advance if you have access needs.
Mkrtich is Co-founder and Director of AKOS Art Centre, Co-founder of ACOSS artist-in-residence programme and a practicing artist.
AKOS Cultural NGO was founded in 2002, in Yerevan, Armenia and now it is a leading model for similar institutions internationally. In 2006 it established ACOSS AIR (artist-in-residence) programme in Armenia. AKOS is a member of Res Artis Worldwide network of artist residencies .
The aim of the organisation is to support the development of contemporary creativity and realise projects by Armenian and international artists and theorists, and to organise exhibitions, conferences, discussions, researches, seminars and workshops concerning the local art, political and social situation on the background of nowadays worldwide movements.
ACOSS promotes and diffuses contemporary creativity in Armenia. A group of Armenian artists, art and cultural critics are involved in the organisation where they have possibility to meet international artists and theorists and co-operate with them.
Since the end of 2006 ACOSS has started collaboration with a cultural company Cló which is located in the Irish Gaeltacht. Cló is an artist led initiative providing a platform for creative exchange between artists worldwide and the Gaeltacht community. It fosters the emergence of artists in the Gaeltacht through providing access to professional development services.
For more information, see www.acoss.org.