Naregatsi Art Institute (NAI) is a living celebration of one of the oldest cultures on earth and youngest modern nations on the map-- Armenia.
With globalism on the rise, small nations with largely homogeneous populations like Armenia are caught in an epic struggle: to preserve their rich cultural heritage and unique ethnic identity while contributing to humankind through the progressive and inventive genius of its people.
This is the challenge that Naregatsi Art Institute has taken up since 2000--to show Armenian culture, in its best and purest form, to the world and bring a world of culture to Armenia. No other arts organization in Armenia today serves the general public and guards the national inheritance with the fierce independence, creative passion and prolific output of NAI.
Here, the passion principle supersedes the profit motive. With daily events open to all free of charge, NAI is a cultural hub that attracts diverse talents and audiences from far and wide.
At NAI, free expression and artistic discipline peacefully coexist to create the staging ground for the next generation of talents. Yet it is also a haven from which the masters can draw new creative inspiration and instill national pride through the magic of their art.
Discovering the soul of the Armenian Nation starts at Naregatsi.