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Fellowship Celebration 2017

The festive opening on May 25 will introduce you to all START activities, partners and networks, immerse you into an artistic reflection on how cultural change is created, and lead you to an exhibition where START fellows present the fifteen cultural initiatives they have launched over the past six month.

The project exhibition continues on May 26. In a Bazaar of Ideas you will have the opportunity to meet the START fellows and their teams and to learn more about the results and prospects of all fifteen cultural initiatives, implemented in more than eight cities all around Greece.


Program Overview

Fellowship Celebration

20.00 Reception

20.30 Welcome address & introduction to program activities

  Atje Drexler, Head of Department International Relations, Europe and its Neighbors, Robert Bosch Stiftung

  Ellen Ahbe, Managing Director, German Association of Sociocultural Centers

  Peter Panes, Director, Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki

  Dimitris Afendoulis, Secretary of the Executive Board, John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation

  Vlassis Adraktas, Program Officer, Bodossaki Foundation

21.30 Site-specific artistic performance, Concept & artistic direction by Olga Tabouris-Babalis, Choreography by Eleonora Siarava

22.00 START Project exhibition & cocktail reception


Friday, May 26, 16.00-22.00 hrs

Bazaar of Ideas

The Bazaar of Ideas will take you on a journey through the fifteen cultural initiatives that have been successfully launched as part of the START fellowship program 2016/17 in Greece. All initiatives worked with a bottom-up approach of cultural engagement, actively involving their local communities.

Fellowship Celebration 2016/17

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