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International Cultural Fair - Caucasus 2005
14-21 October, 2005 Tbilisi, Georgia
Caucasian Arts Managers Network
Stichting Caucasus Foundation /The Netherlands/
In cooperation with
Ministry of Culture, Georgia
European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry
ICF - Caucasus 2005 Head Office:
45, I.Chavachavadze Ave., Tbilisi 0162, Georgia
T/F: + 995 32 250089;
International Cultural Fair - Caucasus 2005
14-21 October, 2005, Tbilisi, Georgia
For centuries the Caucasus region has been a crossroads of
culture and tradition; a place where Europe meets Asia,
Christianity meets Islam. At the start of the silk road, linking
Europe with the Far East, it has also played a role as a major
trading centre. Again all those traditions are brought together
in the second International Cultural Fair, a place where the arts
can do business.
A meeting place for the arts of the Caucasus - and the world
With participants representing arts producers, promoters, funders
and suppliers, as well as local businesses and the general
public, the Fair is a magnificent opportunity to:
- Sell your work on the local, regional and international
- Programme your venue with the best the region and the
world has to offer
- Establish new partnerships with international colleagues
to create collaborative projects
- Make contact with potential sponsors
- Sell your work directly to the general public
A fast growing market place
The arts in the Caucasus are booming and, after years of neglect,
theatres, concert halls and galleries are being renovated to
bring them up to the highest international standards. The Fair
offers suppliers the chance to meet with venue managers,
government officials to discuss their needs.
A showcase for the arts
Tbilisi has a dynamic arts scene with some of the leading
companies of the world both in the traditional and contemporary
arts fields. Alongside the presentations in the Fair there will
be opportunities to visit galleries and performing arts venues
across the city.
First time will be organized Caucasian Show cases in theatre,
music, cinema and visual arts and grafts. Show cases will be
presented most remarkable creative personalities and there master
pieces ( e.g. Georgia will be presented by famous theatre
director Robert Sturua, marionette theatre director Rezo
Gabriadze, ballet theatre by Nino Ananiashvili and Georgian
Alongside the Fair there will be three major conferences exploring
the needs of arts managers today:
a/ "A Soul for Europe": European cultural policy beyond
the European Union.
How to involve Caucasian actors in the Berlin Process. Follow up
meting after Berlin conference
" The Soul of Europe";
Annual meeting of the Caucasus Arts
Managers Network, attended by representatives from across the
c/ Art and Economy, bringing together arts managers and business
executives to discuss areas of mutual co-operation
The conference timetables will allow ample time for
participants to attend the Fair.
Who should attend?
Anybody involved in the production, presentation, promotion or
funding of the arts and cultural activities.
ICF - Caucasus 2005 will include:
- Performing arts, from traditional folk to cutting edge
- Visual arts representing the finest artists in the
- Craft from the traditional to the contemporary
- Cinema and Television
- Show business including club culture and cabaret
- Technical equipment and support services
The basic registration fee of 200
includes standard 3-wall
modular display stands measuring 31.5 sq.m with basic lighting,
table and two chairs and an entry in the Fair catalogue.
Participation in the conferences and lunch each day for the stand
representative is included. Additional representative badges may
be purchased at 20 EURO to cover the duration of the Fair. Two
organizations may share may share a stand with the approval of
the organizers but must purchase representative badges for each
A full press office will be maintained throughout the Fair to
assist in setting up interviews with local media. Press
conferences will be held prior to the Fair
A full catalogue will be produced giving details of all
exhibitors. Additional advertising space will be available in the
Travel and Accommodation in Georgia
ICF - Caucasus 2005 cannot provide travel or accommodation
expenses for international participants. Where necessary, the ICF
office will send an appropriate reference to any foundation,
organization or a travel agency to assist in grant applications
or to obtain any possible discount on airfare.
ICF - Caucasus 2005 office will send a list of hotels and other
accommodations. After your choice the ICF office will make a
reservation on your behalf. A representative of the ICF-Caucasus 2005 office will meet you at the airport and accompany you to
your place of residence and help you with your accommodation and
Entry visas will be provided upon arrival at the special stand in
Tbilisi Airport. The price of a visa for two weeks in Tbilisi,
Georgia is 10 EU but visas may also be purchased in advance of
travel from the Consulate in your country of residence, if
available, and this is usually cheaper.
Upon the arrival you will receive a welcome pack, giving both
general information about Tbilisi and Georgia, as well as map,
and specific information containing your schedule, addresses of
venues, embassies and timetable of the performing events.
Will be confirmed.
International Culture Fair /ICF/ - Caucasus 2003, Tbilisi,
International Culture Fair /ICF/ was conducted in Tbilisi,
Georgia during 10-17 October 2003. Such kind of a diverse fair
was firstly held in the former Soviet space.
ICF - Caucasus 2003 was occupying Tbilisi Central Concert Hall's,
on the VI floor on 4200 sq m. There participated more then 75
organizations and individuals from 12 countries, while being
exposed various fields of artistry: theatre, music, craft,
multimedia, publishing houses and facilities, cinema, TV, fine
arts, informational support to culture etc. Several thousand
spectators attended ICF - Caucasus 2003 during
5 working days.
There were held three conferences during the fair:
- Meeting of Caucasus Art Managers' Network - 78 participants,
lasted for 2 days
- Art and Globalization- Georgian-Russian culture dialogue,
lasted for 2 days
- Art & Business- 8 presenters, 80 participants, lasted for
There was also held a special programme during the Fair, where
were screened five cinema programs from Georgia and from
Azerbaijan, also there were conducted five musical programs on
the forecourt of the fair as well as outdoors. For the fair
participants there also was shown more then 10 theater
performances. Five Georgian TV channels covered ICF - Caucasus
2003, also dozens of newspapers, where it was highly acclaimed.
There were also held negotiations among dozen of organizations,
while being signed agreements, sold quite significant part of
exposed material. Participants have established important links
between each other for further cooperation,
accepted many invitations from colleagues.
Organizers of the project by generalizing achieved outcome
decided to conduct the fair in Tbilisi in October 2005, while
organizing theater and cinema showcases within.
General organizer of International Culture Fair - Caucasus 2003
is Stichting Caucasus Foundation / The Royal Netherlands/,
Caucasus Art Managers Network, Ministry of Culture of Georgia,
European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry and
supported by Open Society Institute, Budapest.
ICF- Caucasus 2003 was sponsored by Austrian Airlines, Nescafe (Tbilisi
branch), Computer company CAMARA, TeltCom Global Erty
Next edition of the ICF planed in 2005, where we expected an
enlargement of participant countries and institutions. Your
requests and questions are welcome.
- Iuri Mgebrishvili - Fair Executive Director/ SCF Programming Director
- Levan Khetaguri - Fair General Director / SCF President
- Sophie Tortladze - Performing Arts Coordinator at ICF
- Ketevan Kordzakhia - Visual Arts Coordinator at ICF
- Ekaterine Okropiridze - Office Manager / SCF
- Nino Kiria - Cultural Video Centre / Manager
- Maka Vasadze - Public Relations
- Levan Dadiani - IBCCP Director