Creating bridges



The film tells the inspirational stories of women who went through violence, torture and rape during the Armenian Genocide but who survived and told the world their stories and sufferings of Armenians during the genocide.


Tumo4Aurora was launched jointly with TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, calling on the Center’s 10,000 students to submit their best designs for key creative elements of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. Through four special workshops, TUMO students developed their designs for the trophy, tagline, and graphic elements of the Aurora Prize. Students works were presented at Aurora Prize Official Ceremony.


The Aurora art contest was announced in January 2017 for children from 7 to 14 years. More than thousand works were presented in the competition from Armenia, Artsakh, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Turkey, US, Canada, Venezuela and France.


During Aurora Prize Ceremony events, unique musical content has been created by prominent musicians from Armenia and abroad


The film introduces the collection of approximately 17,000 manuscripts includes almost every sphere of Armenian ancient and medieval science and culture.


Aurora, a film by Eric Nazarian, captures the story of the Armenian nation and of Aurora Mardiganian, a symbol of light and hope for an entire generation.


In May 2017, at the “Dalan” exhibition hall, a photo exhibition titled “Humanity Through Eyes” opened at the Aurora Initiative, where 28 photographs from 23 photographers from 13 countries were presented from the Aurora photo contest.

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Dear Visitor,

We are glad you are interested in the activities of the IDeA Foundation.

On this platform, you can learn about two-decades long thought, passion, commitment and hard work — all in pursuit of a more prosperous Armenia. The road has been long and reflections many. But we managed to achieve to a point where our work has left its mark on the lives of millions of people and we are really proud of it.

Our accomplishments are the fruit of a collective effort by hundreds of thousands of promoters and volunteers, tens of thousands of donors and supporters, hundreds of colleagues and dozens of founding partners. Together, we have shown what wonderous things can be achieved when people strive for realization of a common goal.

Allow our family, who was lucky enough to witness these remarkable achievements from the beginning, to express our sincere gratitude to numerous wonderful, caring, purposeful people and organizations that made all these achievements possible. We have the honor to present their successes and express our gratitude to them.

We have tried to present the key landmarks of our journey to a brighter Armenia, to chart the lessons learned, and some of the new approaches and initiatives they have forged — the 700 projects over the last 20 years.

We hope that learning about these works will be as pleasant for you as it is for us to tell about them.

But, more importantly, we would like to see you among those Armenians who will continue this path together with us in the future.

If a single community of like-minded people working towards the realization of a common vision of the future can achieve such a result, imagine what kind of changes can be made if the efforts of the entire nation were directed towards creation. Together we can dream.

And, together, we can make our dreams come true.

Thank You,

Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend