The Ministry of Culture supports creators by placing orders and purchasing their works. The Department of Art and Works of Folk Art of the Ministry coordinates this activity. Artists from abroad, who have invitations, can receive grants for travelling expenses from the Ministry for participation in professional activities.
A special grant programme of the Ministry for individual artists, institutions and art unions will start in 2008, the budget of which is 15 000 000 AMD (about 31 500 EUR ).
Artists who have been awarded the “People’s” honorary title receive monthly payments from the state budget (the annual fund amounts to 35 433.2 AMD) (about 74 EUR).