ICIRLD has established a fruitful long-term cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Armenia. The organization collaborates with the Ministry on different levels and in different dimensions. Firstly, the Ministry was one of the benefactors of ICIRLD's projects both realised in the past and currently being implemented. For instance, the Ministry granted ICIRLD co-funding of CAUCULT, an international, intercultural project promoting local culture-related initiatives that support ethnic, religious and cultural diversity across the South Caucasus, co-implemented by ICIRLD from 2012 to 2015. Further, the ministry supported a group of young sculptors with a travel grant enabling them to go to Sweden to exhibit their works at one of the art festivals being held in the country. Secondly, the Ministry provides ICIRLD with expert support on cultural and youth policy, e.g. it provided external consultations on the content of ICIRLD publications. Last but not least, ICIRLD team and the ministry representatives worked jointly on international cooperation projects in the field of cultural animation and youth work.