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Bring the culture back to the people! - Armenian National Music (anmmedia.am)
Bring the culture back to the people!

Published: Jul 27 2020, 19:02

Author: ANM Media
While new mechanisms are being developed to resume concert activities all over the world, it seems that there is no way of resuming them in Armenia. Even small online concerts, which were quite successful at first, seem to be slowly annoying the music lovers. 

In some countries, small chamber concerts have already begun, which are taking place in museums or in open spaces. And how does the Armenian music lovers imagine the upcoming concerts? Generally, are they ready to attend the concerts? Armenian National Music opened an online poll among its followers to find out the opinion of the music lovers and make their suggestions audible. 

Totally 620 people took part in the survey, 34.1% of which are 26-35 years old, 30.2% are 18-25, 22% are 36-45, 10.7% are 46-60, 2.6% are 61 and older. 48.8% of the respondents mentioned the field of culture in the section "employment", 18%  mentioned education and science, 6.8%  mentioned journalism - PR, 3.9% - IT, the same number of employees mentioned the field of health. 3.4% of the respondents work in the service sector, 2.4% in the tourism sector, and 2% in the trade sector. 1% mentioned private enterprise as a sphere of employment, and 9.8% - other fields. 

If the concert activity resumes in September, will the music lovers go to concerts? The vast majority say "yes" (77.1% with a ratio of 22.9%).  

As for the security norms, according to respondents (Everyone had the opportunity to mention a few conditions) are keeping the distance of 1.5-2 m (53.2%) as the main precondition, then they chose the thermometer (35.1%) and the using of masks and antiseptics (30.7%). 33.2% of the respondents are waiting for the complete elimination of the pandemic. 

Mentioning the size of the concert, the majority of respondents demand outdoor events (72.2%),  symphony concerts (38%), and small chamber concerts (32.7%). 8.3% of respondents will not agree to go to concerts at all, and 4.4% still prefer online concerts. Respondents to this question had the opportunity to choose from several options. As a suggestion, one of the respondents mentioned the mandatory disinfection of the seats. 

In any case, art lovers have a great desire to do their favorite work, that is, to attend concerts, theaters, museums. After all, the world is really boring without culture; it is necessary to form appropriate groups in order to give a positive and safe solution to this issue at the same time. For centuries, culture helped people to cope with stress and tension. So, return the culture to the people.

By Sona Khachatryan

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