Thanks to our experts Yulia Antonyan and Haykuhi Muradyan we can present a first short cultural policy profile of Armenia on the Compendium.
Short profiles aim to summarise the cultural policy profiles from the database and give a quick overview of the most important elements of a country’s cultural policy.
Below you can see some of recent changes and developments regarding Armenian cultural policy:
- The new government programme of June 2021 does not address culture separately, but includes it in the general concept of “development of human potential”.
- A proposed new Law on Education was accepted by the Assembly in 2021 but it has been delayed by the Constitutional Court.
- Local and pan-Armenian digital platforms for culture and education have become a very timely and acute issue in the period of the pandemic.
- A range of challenges face Armenian culture including organisational structures and support, modernisation, efficiency, digitalisation, protection of heritage, local and regional availability and access, infrastructure, education, culture of minorities and the diaspora.
- A draft of a new National Strategy for Protection of Cultural Heritage (2021-2025) is under public debate.
- Some of the state programmes developed to address the consequences of the pandemic are aimed at encouraging small creative industries..
- The post Azerbaijani-Armenian war (2020) and the pandemic forced the government to reconsider its strategies for heritage protection and to place a stronger focus on creativity, infrastructural development and modern technologies.
- In the post-pandemic and post-war period, the government is also reconsidering approaches to the management of education and culture.
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