START – Create Cultural Change
START – Create Cultural Change

Projects by Our Cultural Managers

The first year fellows have started twelve initiatives in Greece. At the fellowship celebration in Thessaloniki they showcased their work. They demonstrated how cultural innovation and engaging the community can create a positive social impact.

START Stories

Twelve Projects in Nine Locations
Get to know the fellows' initiatives! Click through the gallery and learn more about their educational programs for youngsters, cultural and music festivals, workshop for artists, film productions, exhibits, and augmented reality applications.

The Magazine

Read the detailed project descriptions with more photos in the magazine "START Stories".
Fellowship Celebration in Thessaloniki
More than 300 guests from Greece and Germany joined us for the START Fellowship Celebration event on May 12th in Thessaloniki, among them many professionals from the field of arts and culture. An interactive exhibition introduced our guests to the twelve cultural initiatives that have been successfully launched over the past six months as part of the START capacity building and fellowship program all around Greece. All initiatives worked with a bottom-up approach of cultural engagement, actively involving a variety of audiences.

A unique experiential performance then immersed our guests into an artistic reflection on how cultural change is created. The public event concluded with a presentation of all START activities and the open call for participation in the next program year.

On May 13th, our 12 fellows convened with selected members of the START network of supporters at the START Project Review Event. They exchanged ideas and thoughts on prospects of their cultural initiatives and discussed possibilities of future collaboration.