Arts for Social Development: The Art of Social Development

The arts for social development open discussion will take a look into how the arts and artistic creativity can be used as a force for human, social and economic progress and it will share results and ideas based on a series of workshops/events that took place between April and November 2014. Art professionals, policy makers, educators, academics and stakeholders will discuss the value of interactions and cross-sector collaboration between artists, creative and social entrepreneurs and civil society organisations, explore how social enterprise can help local communities drive change, tackle local challenges and raise awareness of major social issues while fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of arts.

Discussion which will evolve around three axes: Arts and Social Inclusion / Arts and Social Entrepreneurship / Creative Industries and local development

Invited speakers

Christos Carras, Executive director at Onassis Cultural Centre

Pavlos Kavouras, Head of the Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology Department Athens University

Amalia Zepou, Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Municipality Decentralisation

Marzia Macedonio, International Relations, Alto Festival, Napoli

Vassilis Charalambidis, Artistic director of Bios & Romantso

Konstantina Zoehrer, Social entrepreneurship researcher - Managing Director of “180 Moires”

Antigoni Gyra, Artistic Director Kinitiras

Avgoustos Veinoglou, Artist, Snehta Residency founder

Ilias Marmaras, media artist, Personal Cinema co-founder

Vicky Vasilopoulou, Dancevacuum founder/ Choreographer

Alexandros Stanas, General Director of FOUGARO

Αna Sanchez – Colberg, Head of Theatre Arts & Dance Department at DEREE-American College of Greece, Professor of Choreography and Composition at the University Dance and Circus Stockholm, Greece will coordinate the discussion

Silmutaneous translation will be provided. Admission is free.

For further information please contact Maria Papaioannou: