The Laurel Karabian Fund for the Arts
The Laurel Karabian Fund for the Arts was established in 2017 by the Los Angeles affiliate of the Armenian International Women’s Association of America to honor the memory of Laurel Karabian, the very first president of our Los Angeles Chapter and a staunch supporter of the arts. It is earmarked to support cutting-edge, high-quality young and emerging female talents that reflect the creative aspirations of the Armenian-American community.
Criteria for the Laurel Karabian Fund for the Arts
- These funds may support activities including but are not limited to sharing the work of a new generation of creative professionals in all art disciplines including a symphony, opera, theater, museum and film among an appreciative Armenian and/or world audience.
- Funds may be used for cultural activities, underwriting performing arts or concert/s, presenting occasional symposiums with speakers in the arts, musicians, performing artists, visual artists, showcasing established artists or musicians who might act as mentors for younger aspiring students.
- These funds could also be used to grant stipends to emerging talent who are trying to get established in the symphony, opera, theater, museum, and film.
- These funds may be used to support the creation, development and/or presentation of artistic work/festival including for the purchase of equipment and materials necessary for artistic production.
- These funds are not a fixed scholarship program.
- The application has more details as well as frequently asked questions.
Past recipients of the Laurel Karabian Fund for the Arts:
for music project “Sounds of Garni”
for film “Gate to Heaven”
for film “Colors of Depression”
Joyce Van Dyke
for genocide play, “Daybreak”
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Armenia! exhibit (textile restoration)
Sponsored the Zulal Trio Concert
The Laurel Karabian Fund for the Arts Advisory Council
Norian, who is the liaison between the Advisory Council and the LA Affiliate and Madeline Karabian, Laurel’s daughter.
Producer and Filmmaker
Curator and Arts Professional
Sister of the late Laurel Karabian and liaison between the Council and the AIWA-LA Executive Committee
Composer, Orchestrator and Keyboardist
Daughter of AIWA-LA’s first president, the late Laurel Karabian
Actress and Author
Pianist and Composer