100 years after the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkey, the Armenian national spirit is alive and strong. The survivors and their descendants have risen like the phoenix to reach the heights of achievement. To celebrate and perpetuate the vibrant and dynamic force that is the Armenian Spirit, Naregatsi Art Institute (NAI) has established “ARMENIAN SPIRIT” AWARDS, an international arts competition designed to encourage and cultivate a new generation of Armenian talents. Their time has come to enrich the Armenian cultural inheritance with fresh interpretations of Armenian themes.
Since 2006, Naregatsi's center in Shushi has brought hope and inspiration to many children annually. In addition to teaching them traditional arts such as embroidery, miniature painting and wood engraving, we also offer classes in poetry, photography, music, dance, theatre, and foreign languages.
The Naregatsi Ensemble inspires your relationship with Armenia’s ancient heritage through music by bridging the past and present to cultivate the future. Since 2008, it has toured across Europe and throughout Armenia. Join them on their journey around the world and enable the preservation of one of the world’s oldest cultures.