History of the Festival
Since 2013,Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography in cooperation with Student Theatre and the Union of Young Creatives with the help of the Ministry of Culture and Yerevan Municipality has been organizing annual “Art Fest” open youth festival titled “Under One Roof”.
Appreciating the importance of young artist’s power and the need of self-presenting, «Art fest» gathers youngsters in spheres such as Performing Arts, Cinematography, Music, Fine Arts (painting, sculpture, graphics, photography), Design, Decorative Applied Art, Clothing Design.
The festival is of competitive nature in which creative groups or individuals with the age limit of 16-30 can participate. Specialized committee which consists of the prominent figures of the sphere (popular and honored figures in the Republic of Armenia) watches and listens to the performances of the participants, chooses the best works and honors during the Awards.
The festival aims at stimulating the creative atmosphere, shaping the professional partnership, expending the professional skills of young artists by the exchange of experience, revealing new names and the year’s creative achievements.
With it’s public resonance, the highest appreciation of the specialists “Art Fest” confirmed it’s right of existence when in 2013 more then 130 fellows took part in the festival for the first time.
In 2014 the number of the participants crossed 200.
In 2015 “Art Fest” international youth festival had around 350 creative participants.
In 2016 the number of participants crossed 430.