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Armenia/ 8.2 Cultural consumption and participation  

8.2.2 Policies and programmes

Taking into account social conditions of the population, some mechanisms operate to involve all strata of the society in cultural life. Thus, entrance to museums is free for war veterans, participants of the liberation movement and schoolchildren. The Ministry of Culture sometimes provides free concert and theatre tickets. Once a month, museums have "open doors days"; moreover, once a year, a "museum night" programme operates, when visitors can visit a museum at no cost and museums stay open until midnight. In the museums, "open doors days" also operate during the "Days of the European Cultural Heritage" monthly event, which has taken place for several years.

In 2007, the "Philharmonic for schoolchildren" has been reopened. One of its main goals is to implement educational and scientific programmes for children and youth, presenting to them the works of both world classical art and Armenian folk art. The Philharmonic also organises meetings with famous artists, as well as concert programmes in the Marzes. It is anticipated to include schoolchildren in performances, concerts and other activities organised by the cultural organisations, using a subscription system.

Chapter published: 22-05-2015

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