Creative Industries & Craft Development
ISTORIALI Show Room
Address: 7, Niko Nikoladze str. Tbilisi, 0108, Georgia; Tel.:995 32 2931335; Fax:995 32 2921335 e-mail: email@example.com
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Working Hours: Monday-Friday - 11 am - 6 pm, Saturday - 12 pm - 6 pm
Georgian Arts & Culture Center (GACC) is the Georgian leading cultural NGO dedicated to preserve, develop and promote Georgian Arts & Culture.
We are non-profit, non-governmental, non-political organization established in 1995 and re –registered in 2001.
Our mission is preservation, promotion and sustainable use of Georgian Culture and Cultural Heritage; Supporting development of Georgian crafts and cultural industries; Fostering the studies of Georgian Culture and support the integration of Georgian scholars in international scholarly work; strengthening of the economic viability and self-sustainability of cultural institutions, culture based small and medium businesses, and individuals working in the field of arts and culture; Fostering the international relations and cultural exchange; Educational activities in the field of culture; Innovative approaches to exhibition activities.
We contribute to creating capacity for cultural sector and rising of public awareness, participate in elaboration of cultural policy of Georgia
To achieve these goals we implement four main programs:
We cooperate with governmental bodies, local institution and authorities, international organizations, conservation agencies and individual members who directly support our mission.
The Georgian Arts & Culture Center thanks all international and local donors, interns and volunteers for supporting Georgian culture, including:
European Union, Eurasia Foundation, Fond of US Ambassador, EBRD/BAS, Aid To Artisans, British CouncilBritish Petroleum, Getty Grant Program, Getty Foundation, Open Society - Georgian Foundation, Philip Morris Representative in Georgia, Save the Children/USAID, The World Bank, The Foundation for International Arts & Education, World Monuments Fund Â®/The Samuel H. Kress FoundationWorld Monuments Fund ® Robert Wilson ChallengeThe Eurasia Foundation, The Know-How Fund/British Embassy, The Prince Claus Fund, Trust for Mutual Understanding, US Embassy in Georgia, UNESCO Moscow Office for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova , and the Russian Federation, ECF STEP beyond Mobility Fund and Open Society Institute Budapest
Ministry of Culture and Monuments protection of Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall, The Foundation for the Rescue and Preservation of Historical Monuments of Georgia, National agency for cultural heritage of georgia
The Georgian Arts & Culture Center thanks all international and local donors, interns and volunteers for supporting Georgian culture
The GACC Staff:
Maka Dvalishvili –Founder and Executive Director
Tamuna Kiknadze– Programs Development manager
Anna Shanshiashvili – Programs Development manager
Irina Mania - Heritage Crafts and Cultural Industries program’s officer
Ana Vashakidze - Cultural Heritage Program officer
Tea Gotsiridze – Gallery Manager
Ketevan Asatiani- Public relations officer
Lia Sukhitashvili – Project’s assistant
Maia Antidze – Accountant ant
Natia Gogebashvili – Financial officer
Malkhaz Gelashvili – Technical Manager
Tornike Tsaguria – Technical assistant
Maya Makharadze – Office assistant
Board of Trustees:
Maia Mania, Historian of Architecture, G. Chubinashvili National Research Center of Georgian Art History and Monuments preservation;
KakhaTrapaidze, Cultural Operator, Chancellor of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts;
Nato Tsintsabadze, Architect restorer, Secretary General of ICOMOS Georgia;
MikheilAbramishvili, Archaeologist, Director of Tbilisi Archeological Museum
George Yashvili, Chairman, Artist-ceramist, Dean of Department of Ceramics at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts
Jane Safer - Fund for Arts & Culture in Central and Eastern Europe, USA;
NatelaLagidze - Association "Merani - Cultural Dialogue" France;
Clare Bret Smith, Aid to Artisans USA;
Giulia Caneva, University Roma Tre, Italy;
Timothy Mason, EU Cultural Heritage expert, UK.
Simon Ellis, Cultural Statistics expert, UK