ხელოვნების საერთაშორისო ცენტრი


Contact: +995-322 931 335; 995- 599 506 448
Postal address: 7 Niko Nikoladze str. 0108 Tbilisi
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Georgia

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Cultural heritage led by safeguarding, innovation and development principles is a strong force for sustainable social and economic development, preservation of cultural identities and a basis for inter-cultural dialogue.

GACC, founded in 1995, is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and sustainable use of Georgian culture and cultural heritage; supporting the development of Georgian crafts and cultural industries; fostering the studies of Georgian culture and sup

Year of creation: 1995

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization
- other
- development of institutional base, capacity building, creation of economic bases, awareness raising, advocacy on state level for integration into existing state policies

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

Relevant projects and initiatives

GACC systematically offers capacity building activities to local crafts actors and to a wider range of ICH actors regarding the safeguarding principles, cultural heritage based product development, marketing, intellectual property rights etc. GACC runs the Tbilisi International Fair of Crafts and Design “EthnoFest” on a biennial basis and contributes to the development of the local cultural gift market. The Center is a member of World Craft Council Europe and an official representative of Europa Nostra in Georgia. Through these networks it contributes to the exchange of experiences and good practices in the field of cultural heritage. It conducts studies and inventories of heritage crafts traditions and develops evidencebased safeguarding measures; supports the development of the institutional base of the crafts sector; established the Georgian Heritage Crafts Association and elaborated strategies for the Crafts Development Center in the Samgrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region of Georgia. GACC assists in building capacity for membership, entrepreneurial, educational and other types of organizations within the cultural heritage and creative industries sectors.