In 2015, the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Associations of North America launched ArtLinks, the first North American youth forum to link a range of renowned Armenian artists with young Armenians interested in the heritage of their culture.

ArtLinks proceeds in a workshop environment, in order to create a dialogue between established and aspiring artists. The program is directed by Dr. Khatchig Mouradian. The three-day workshops are led by internationally renowned figures with varied backgrounds in creative literature, music, theater, cinema, journalism, and social media. Participants have the opportunity to meet the artists at formal sessions as well as informal meetings.

This program is sponsored by the Regional Executives of Hamazkayin Eastern USA, Western USA, and Canada.

A scene from ArtLinks 2015

Participants must be between 21 and 35 years old, submit an application, and pay a participation fee of $100 USD, which includes lodging and all meals. The number of participants is limited in order to ensure the success of the workshops. To register, visit

Read about ArtLinks 2015, which was held at a villa in the Catskill Mountains of New York, here, ArtLinks 2016, which was held at a scenic retreat in Quebec, Canada, here. and ArtLinks 2017, which was held at the scenic campgrounds of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF), in Wrightwood, outside Los Angeles, here.

For more information or questions, please write to

The Hamazkayin Regional Executives of Eastern USA, Western USA and Canada

ArtLinks 2016 Participants


2016 ArtLinks participants get drenched by organizers on Vartavar!