Open Call for Sculptors. International Hay Sculpture Day “Human-Animal Relations” “Love and peace between human beings, animals and nature”

In frames of the art project FPWC (Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets) in collaboration with Yerevan Zoo invites young and enthusiastic artists to create hay sculptures, objects, and installations in the Yerevan Zoo. The aim of the art project is to involve artists as well as the visitors of the zoo in a creative process focused on animal welfare and the peaceful co-existence between man and animals.

Globally, zoos can serve as highly important green recreation zones for inhabitants of big cities however the keeping of animals in captivity, particularly for entertainment purposes, is also extremely controversial and provokes much criticism.

There is an urgent need to understand human-animal interactions and relations as we become increasingly aware of our devastating impact on the natural resources needed for the survival of all animal species.

Public art makes us pay attention to our environment. It can encourage us to question what’s around us. It gives us a rich connection to our history, the natural world and our community. Art can celebrate the qualities that make a place special. It can challenge, delight, educate and illuminate. Public art is part of our shared existence and our evolving culture.

From 22 October-2 November, the visitors of the zoo will have the unique chance to observe the ongoing art work and discuss with the artists.

Types of the projects may include but not be limited to representational nature-inspired sculptures (using hay (dry grass), thatch, metals, recycled materials, etc.).

This is a unique chance to imprint your eco-art piece and contribute to the Yerevan Zoo.

Upon request, limited funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2018.

Fill the online application.

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Send your applications by emails:

For additional information you can write to our project managers:

Tereza Davtyan email:

Mels Gevorgyan email:


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