Athens Culture Net is the city’s first collaborative network of cultural organizations, providing a forum for arts leaders to build relationships, share resources, and develop joint programming across Athens. Athens Culture Net was founded on the belief that collaboration is the key to the long-term success of any cultural community. By bringing together the leaders of Athens’ diverse and vibrant institutions, along with the artistic groups and collectives, we hope to build a united and resilient creative sector and increase access to quality cultural programming in all neighborhoods.
Founded in 2016 by the Municipality of Athens, with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Athens Culture Net has grown to include 55 member institutions, ranging in size, discipline, and audience base, with each bringing its own diverse perspective and valuable experience to the table.
Together, we have developed a diverse array of programming and resources – producing cultural events, hosting best practice workshops, administering public surveys of cultural participation, and incorporating members’ activities into citywide promotional campaigns. The network brings together the Municipality, member institutions, and the cultural community at large, so that, together, we can create a collective vision for the future of Athens’ creative sector.
Athens Culture Net is the City of Athens cultural network establishing an active cultural and arts framework for the people living in the city, the visitors, the artists and the institutions. With Stavros Niarchos Foundation as its founding donor, it functions as a link between the main cultural institutions in Athens, offering support, solutions and networking. Athens Culture Net’s objectives are to produce cultural events in the public space, the city’s center and neighborhoods, to promote the cultural product and contemporary artistic production to an international audience, as well as to offer updated and quick access to information for all cultural events via the site www.athensculturenet.com.
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