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.
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.