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Opening Event 2016

“Why am I doing this?” is probably the most significant question for cultural managers to start with. Prodromos Tsinikoris, author and artistic director of the experimental stage of the National Theatre of Greece and a cultural commuter between Greece and Germany, will give us his answers to this question in a keynote speech.

Examples of how to inspire social change with cultural means will be given by three START fellows of the program year 2015/16. On the occasion of the opening event they will receive START Scaling Awards for the outstanding cultural initiatives they brought to life.




19.00 Reception

Welcome drinks and snacks, provided by biofreunde


19.30 Opening performance

Die Stelzer – Theater on Stilts

Eric Zobel, singer-songwriter / Benjamin Kleine, drummer


19.45 Welcome address

Andreas Kämpf, Bundesvereinigung Soziokultureller Zentren

Peter Panes, Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki

Dr. Maja Pflüger, Robert Bosch Stiftung


Keynote speech “Why am I doing this?”

Prodromos Tsinikoris, artistic co-director of the experimental stage of the National Theater of Greece


Artistic intervention

German-Greek theater project “Mein Leben – Mein Theater –      Η ζωή μου – το θέατρό μου”


Introduction to the program: New Visions, Networks and Collaborations

Jennifer Tharr, START Project Coordinator, Germany

Maria-Louiza Laopodi, START Project Manager, Greece


START Scaling Award Ceremony

Three fellows of the START program year 2015/16 will be awarded:


Artistic outro

Eric Zobel, singer-songwriter / Benjamin Kleine, drummer


21.15 Get together

Fellows applause

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