Promoting Georgian Culture Abroad
The goal of the programme is to raise the visibility and image of Georgia in the world through culture. The programme aims at promoting internationally the national cultural operators and professionals, artists, creative industries and supporting students advancing arts and culture studies abroad. The programme also supports organisation of international cultural events aimed at attracting foreign cultural operators and artists to Georgia and encouraging networking, exchanges, intercultural dialogue and cooperation.
The measure represents the special programme of the MoCMP that includes both the budget allocated for international dimension of activities carried out by 86 LEPLs founded by the Ministry and projects proposed by various applicants. The programme supports participation of Georgian artists and cultural operators in various international cultural events organised in foreign countries as are festivals, concerts, competitions, national cultural events abroad and supporting students culture and arts studies in foreign countries. It also supports organisation of international festivals in Georgia.
In 2015 Georgian artists and cultural operators participated in 30 music, film, theatre, folk festivals organised in foreign countries.
Implementation of the measure results to better positioning of Georgian culture at international level. It will increase production of compatible cultural goods and services, export opportunities and will improve visibility and image of the country. Georgia will better attract foreign investments adding value to national economy.
Annually 7mln Gel (2.8 mln Euro) in average is amounted for the programme, out of which 665 000 Gel (266 000 Euro) is contributed for organisation of cultural days and events in foreign countries; 2, 295 000 Gel (918 000 Euro) participation of national cultural operators and artists in cultural events organised abroad as well as supporting arts students studies in foreign countries and 3 310 000 Gel (1 324 000 Euro)for organisation of international cultural events in Georgia.