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From 4 to 7 of September, 1999 Art Managers from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaidjan, Russia and Kirgistan at the meeting in Tbilisi have discussed problems of modern culture requiring not only ideas, but also creation of the Art Managers organization, which will search new financial and human resources.

The mission of Caucasian Art Managers Meeting is creation of a network for increasing mobility within the limits of the European cultural community through the tax, distribution and exchange of the necessary and accessible information and resources.

The idea of creation the mobile structure for professionals in the cultural field, which want to expand the opportunities, have appeared some years ago, in purpose to overcome barriers, which still prevent a free exchange of ideas, information, experience between the countries and regions.

The result of the meeting was the creation Caucasian Art Managers Network /CAMN /, which carries out its activity by support of Stichting Caucasus Foundation /SCF/ through its offices /Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan/. The CAMN coordinators will work at SCF regional offices.


For successful work of the managers in the field of culture Caucasian Art Managers Network will aspire:


  1. To create an information bank;
  2. To provide an exchange of ideas and experience;
  3. To provide network service;
  4. To provide professional contacts;
  5. To provide mobility;
  6. To promote creation of uniform space for Art Managers;
  7. To create published directory;
  8. To carry out the exchange training programs;
  9. To promote regional and interregional cooperation in art.


The Board members and coordinators will promote research of means for new technology equipment for art organizations.

The declaration is signed by the participants of the meeting


Additional information about CAMN

The purpose of meeting: to ensure the new cultural initiative in the Caucasian region and to develop cultural cooperation with the neighborhood countries of the South, North, East and West.


The new approach:


  1. To promote formation and realization of policy of cultural development;
  2. To create conditions for decentralized and pluralistic culture;
  3. To aspire to constructive cooperation and cultural dialogue with existing structures with the purpose of working out new forms of interaction for creation of culture of an open society;
  4. To provide search of necessary resources for realization and improvement of national and regional cultural policy;
  5. To organize and to carry out the international symposiums, social laboratories and other measures with the purpose of exchanging ideas and experience;
  6. To use widely opportunities of new technologies for global access to CAMN


Caucasian Art Managers Network is open for cooperation with any organizations in the field of culture.


Members of the Board:

Teona Kakhidze - Chairman of the Board                            Georgia

Jahangir Selimkhanov                                                       Azerbaijan

Arthur Ghukasyan                                                            Armenia

Iuri Mgebrishvili                                                               Georgia

Levan Khetaguri                                                               Georgia

Sergei Shernin                                                                 Russia

Gabriele Zaidyte                                                              Lithuania




Narek Tovmasyan                                                            Armenia

Ehtiram Hasanov                                                            Azerbaijan

Keteva Kordzakhia                                                          Georgia





Teona Kakhidze - Chairman of the Board Georgia

Jahangir Selimkhanov Azerbaijan

Arthur Ghukasyan Armenia

Iuri Mgebrishvili Georgia

Levan Khetaguri Georgia

Sergei Shernin Russia

Gabriele Zaidyte Lithuania