Hamazkayin ArtLinks is the first North American-Armenian youth forum to link a range of renowned artists with young Armenians interested in their cultural heritage. The ArtLinks workshop environment promotes a dialogue between Armenian youth and internationally recognized figures, with backgrounds in creative literature, music, theater, cinema, journalism, and the social media.

The enthusiastic participation of Armenian youth in the first two ArtLinks events has led the Regional Executives of Hamazkayin USA East, USA West, and Canada to sponsor and organize Hamazkayin ArtLinks 2017, which will take place June-29-July 2, 2017, at the AYF Camp, 22214 Big Pines Highway, Valyermo, California. During the four-day retreat, workshop leaders will interact with participants aged 21 to 35, to transmit their expertise.

The workshops will be moderated by ArtLinks Program Director Khachig Mouradian, and the speakers who have agreed to participate include Chris Bohjalian (literature), Ara Dabanjian (music), Nanore Barsoumian (conflict resolution), Vahe Berberian (culture and identity), and Taleen Mardirossian (dance).

Participants must be aged 21 to 35, submit two application forms, and pay a participation fee of $100 USD, which includes the three-night lodging and all meals on-site. The application forms are available for download below, and they must reach us by May 31, 2017.

For more information or questions, please write to artlinks@www.hamazkayin.com.


The Hamazkayin Regional Executives of Eastern USA, Western USA and Canada

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