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START – Create Cultural Change

START is a capacity building and fellowship program for aspiring cultural managers in Greece. The program supports creative minds to kick-start cultural initiatives that generate a positive social impact on their local communities.

Call for applications

Would you like to become a professional cultural manager in Greece and bring social change to your local community?
Is your sociocultural institution interested in European exchange and sharing working expertise?

Apply now until April 7, 2019!


Final Open Call

In the program year 2019/2020, START celebrates its 5th anniversary. Once again, START is looking for innovative ideas to strengthen local communities and promote social cohesion through culture.

With this 5th anniversary, the program is also coming to its conclusion. To date, 42 cultural initiatives have been implemented by START Fellows, mobilizing over 14,000 citizens all around Greece and empowering them in times of crisis.

By reaching the finishing line in 2020, 150 Fellows will have participated in the program, forming a strong network of cultural managers. This growing community of change makers will continue to inspire new ideas to initiate and sustain sociocultural development Greece.

map of start fellows

START 2018/19

What's happening now?

Phase II is on! 15 Fellows are implementing their sociocultural initiatives all over Greece! Get to know them and their divers projects!

Program Partners

Robert Bosch Stiftung
Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki
Bundesvereinigung Soziokultureller Zentren

Supported by

John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation
Bodossaki Foundation