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YTA UNION
YTA UNION

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Organization and management
V. Gunia Young Theatrical Artists Union (YTA UNION) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization.
YTA UNION was founded in 1998 by the professors and students of Tbilisi State Art Academy and Shota Rustaveli State University of Theatre and Film.
YTA Union unites people of different profesions: artists, actors, film directors, theatre experts, art historians, curators.
Date of establishement: 07.10.1998.
Partner bank: "Georgian Bank"
Executive Director - Nino Gunia-Kuznetsova / stage designer, curator, EC National Expert of Cultural Policy

Strategies / Priorities
YTA UNION goals
Development of Theatrical and Fine Arts. Support of creative activity and promotion of artistic self-expression of young artists Protection of creative, professional and social interests of young theatrical artists and critics. Development of cultural policy. YTA UNION objectives

Creative work, research of cultural policy and intercultural dialogue in Georgia:
Promotion of new creative ideas in theatrical art. Stimulation and support of the active integration of young Georgian theatrical artists in international theatrical creative processes and their propagation. Promotion of contacts between young people. Creation of a union of young scenographers and the protection of their professional interests. Carrying out of scientific research and educational activity in the sphere of Georgian theatrical arts. Development of new methodologies (including cultural policy). Support of mutual cooperation of the nongovernmental organizations working in the sphere of culture. Coalition cooperation in the sphere of cultural policy.

Projects
2009
October - YTA UNION delegation's participation in International Symposium of Stage designers. Amsterdam, Netherlands (financer: Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sport of Georgia). May - "Compendium author Meeting in Madrid, Spain", YTA UNION director's participation in the meeting of authors of Europe Cultural Policy. Madrid, Spain. www.culturalpolicies.net. February-March - YTA UNION director's participation in investigation of Georgian Cultural policy (visual art, art education and museum policy). Tbilisi, Georgia . www.freeopshouse.org
2008
December - "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe", YTA UNION delegation's participation in the 10th meeting of authors of Europe Cultural Policy, Baku, Azerbaijan. "Treasury of the Georgian scenography"- George Gunia's Anniversary Exhibition; Georgian National Museum, Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Cinema, Choreography and Music, Georgian National Museum - Tbilisi History Museum "Karvasla" (Financing of Ministry of Culture, Monument Protection and Sport).
2007
June - Georgian School Exhibition on Prague Quadrennial 2007; exhibition theme: "Auditorium N 15 - Always at the Edge". www.pq.cz (Financing of Ministry of Culture, Monument Protection and Sport, State Program Georgian Season).
2007-2006
The project "Let's hold hand in hand", partners TUTU-Azerbaijan and TUTU-Afghanistan. Arts and Culture Network Program of OSI.
2006-2005
The project "The Caucasian network of Cultural Observatories - Arts and Culture Network Program of OSI”. www.culturalpolicies.net
2004
October - "Compendium author Meeting in Madrid, Spain", YTA UNION director's participation in the meeting of authors of Europe Cultural Policy. Dushanbe, Tajikistan. www.culturalpolicies.net. Cooperation of Foundation Horizonti – “Conception of the social-economic development of town Akhaltsikhe”. The project “Create the Conception of Culture and Tourism policy for development Tbilisi City Strategic Plan.” (Financing of Georgia Municipality of Tbilisi City Service of Culture, collaboration of Fund for Saving Culture).
The project "Observatory of Culture” – New forms to Collaborating the Municipal, Business sectors and NGO`s in the sphere of cultural policy” (Financing of Georgia Municipality of Tbilisi City Service of Culture, collaboration of Fund for Saving Culture).
2003
"Modern Georgian Scenography".Georgian National Museum - Tbilisi History Museum "Karvasla".
2002
Creation of the Coalition cultural NGO`s - "Cultural Front".
2002-2001
The project "Creation of the Educational Basis for the Beginner Show, Art and Advertising Business Structures" (financing of Horizonti Foundation and Public union “The New Movement").
2001
The Conference "Cultural Policy-Priorities and Strategy" (financing of Horizonti Foundation and Public union “The New Movement”). Exhibition and fancy-dress show in the office of Public Union “The New Movement”. Exhibition of young scenographers. "TMS" Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia. Exhibition and fancy-dress show. National Library of Georgia, Tbilisi.
2000
"YTA Union Presents", Exhibition in USA Embassy in Georgia. Tbilisi.
1998
Exhibition of young scenographers."TMS" Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia. The project "Creation of Specialized–Experimental Workshop at the Faculty of Scenography and Introduction to Video Art Method", Cooperation of Shota Rustaveli State University of Theater and Film (financed by the OSGF). The project "Creation of Multimedia Studio" is very important for YTA UNION. This is a long-term project that establishes modern trends in scenography.
Project result: http://www.bottega2000.it/centrofirenzeuropa/xxpremiofirenze2002/premiati_arti_visive.htm

YTA UNION publications
2006
ILIAZD #2. Non-periodical almanac. Joint project with AIRL (Art Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory).
2004
The project “Create the Conception of Culture and Tourism policy for development Tbilisi City Strategic Plan".
2001
Complete works of the conference "Priorities and strategies of cultural policy". Tbilisi, Georgia.
Current activities
Development of activity with various cultural groups in Georgia and Caucasus for intercultural dialogue. Analysis of urbanic policy. Comparative analysis of three South Caucasus states' cultural policy. Creation of necessary Data Base for development of new structures what are involved in the modern cultural policy.


Contact
24, Galaktion St., 0105, Tbilisi, Georgia
+995 32 98 33 90
ninogunia@yahoo.com
info@ytaunion.com
www.ytaunion.com






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