Greece / Griekenland

1. Cultural policy

Cultural policy profile

Cultural policy profile of Greece in 7 thematic chapters, including additional information and resources:


Ministry of Culture

2. Official representations

Representation of Greece in Belgium

Representation of Flanders in Greece

3. About funding, cooperation and information centers

– Funding and cooperation

  • The Onassis Foundation: a multi-venue ecosystem of interconnected entreprises and initiatives. It has since its inception supported Greek society through the pillars of Culture, Education and Health. It grants scholarships and fellowships, presents arts in Greece and abroad. Its Cultural Centre (Onassis Stegi) is a multi-disciplinary venue in Athens with an 880-seat theatre, a 220-seat theatre, lecture and exhibition halls, as well as a number of open spaces and a bar, café, and restaurant.

– Information

  • Hellenic Foundation for Culture: The Hellenic Foundation for Culture works for the promotion of Greek language and culture. It is a EUNIC member as well as a member of the Anna Lindh Foundation.
  • Information overview on On the Move country page: On the Move is the cultural mobility information network, providing information and knowledge for artists and cultural professionals active across borders. On this page, you can find all current calls related to the country as well as the latest version of the Cultural Mobility Funding Guide – and more.

4. Other information portals and platforms

– All disciplines

– Visual arts

  • Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece – EETE: a Legal Person of Public Law, under the regulation of the Ministry of Culture and the National Committee of the International Association of Art/Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques (AIAP/UNESCO). It is a self-governing body of fine artists, governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, which represents it. EETE has over 4.500 members.
  • Athens Biennale: an international cultural event held every two years in Athens, consisting of a large-scale exhibition and a diverse programme of side events, such as performances, workshops, lectures etc. It is one of the largest international art events of contemporary culture in Greece and it has been acknowledged as one of the most significant and innovative cultural initiatives in Europe by the European Cultural Foundation (2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture).
  • AthenSyn: The initiative of a group of artists, curators and cultural agents, AthenSyn wants to build an infrastructure and a network to foster the presentation of Greek contemporary art internationally.
  • Medea Electronique: A collective of art practitioners at the intersection of new media, audiovisual, music and multimedia production, Medea Electronique is an entry point into new media in Greece. It runs the annual Koumaria residency.

– Performing arts

  • The Hellenic Centre of the International Theatre Institute: a member of the International Theatre Institute (I.T.I.). The Hellenic Centre was founded in 1951. It is a non-governmental and non-profit organization. Theatre professionals can be members of the Hellenic Centre of the ITI (actors, directors, stage designers, theatrologists, researchers, theatre critics, playwrights and translators).

– Music

  • Edem: Established in 2020 by music creators themselves, EDEM is the Organization for the Collective Management of the intellectual copyrights of Greek and foreign intellectual creators / rightsholders and authors.
  • Gre.ex Music / Music Export Greece: supports, promotes and educates emerging musical talent made in Greece for their first career steps abroad. Gre.ex Music is the music export cultural agency under the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, and represents the country as a member of the EMEE network. 

5. Regional organisations

  • Easttopics: a non-profit initiative dedicated to the promotion of the Eastern European contemporary art field. This cross-border project takes form as an expanding on-line website and database focusing on the following countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
  • Organisation internationale of la Francophonie (OIF): The Francophonie is also an institution, dedicated since 1970 to promoting the French language and political, educational, economic and cultural cooperation among the 88 member countries of the OIF, among which support for Cultural Diversity. Greece is a member country of the OIF.