Genocide And Armenia In The Eyes Of People With Disabilities
People with disabilities will get an opportunity to actively participate in the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide by creating paintings inspired by three topics and presenting them to the public. This will contribute to challenging public perceptions of people with disabilities, promoting accessibility and equality.
The project will be promoted through various means (ads in media, mailing lists, websites, etc.). Artists with disabilities will paint and submit their works based on the following three topics: 1) Genocide in my Eyes; 2) Creating an Accessible Armenia; 3) We are Equal. Their paintings will be featured at four exhibitions held in the areas affected by the 1988 Spitak Earthquake (Spitak, Vanadzor, Gyumri and Stepanavan) where there is a large population of people with disabilites. 20 of the best paintings will be selected by a professional jury. These paintings will be featured at the final event in Yerevan during which prizes will be given. The jury will also select nine paintings (three from each category) as the winners of the contest. Their authors will receive prizes. The best 20 paintings will be published in a booklet.