We are the first Greek Association to represent the voice of more than 70+ professionals
diverse academic backgrounds and multiple skills from across the country, including but not limited to cultural administrators, artists, lawyers, behavioural scientists, designers, architects, urban planners, environmentalists and other specialties, linked by shared views and practices around Social and Cultural Innovation.
We support and highlight the initiatives of our members by providing them with structures, practices, guidelines and continuing education opportunities. Our goal is to help them bridge their reality, as well as to collaborate creatively with other individuals, networks and organizations, and make their work more feasible (and magical), sustainable and effective, with the ultimate goal of strengthening the Cultural Sector and Civil Society in Greece and around the world.
We are called Culture for Change because we aim to cause change in the way we see, feel and interact through our cultural activities. Change for the people and organizations we work with. Change for our member communities. Change for us. Change for our planet. Change for Culture and Culture for Change.
We strengthen socio-cultural innovation in Greece by creating opportunities for the promotion of ideas, tools, events and projects of active citizens. We increase the impact of industry professionals, and guide young people interested in working in the socio-cultural sector to get informed, network and gain experiences. Our indicative actions:
- legal support
- networking opportunities
- competence development workshops
Through the committees and working groups of our Association, we launch, collaborate and lead events and campaigns aimed at social impact. Culture for Change events include, but are not limited to:
- community activation programs
We support sociocultural innovation through partnerships with relevant institutions and initiatives, supporting active citizens of Greece. Our approach is people-centered, thus overcoming bureaucratic obstacles that limit the actions of our communities. We promote community-centered models of funding and governance and help active citizens and organizations implement them.
VisionThe aim of Culture for Change is to contribute to the strengthening of socio-cultural innovation in Greece, with the ultimate aim of improving the practices, methods and tools used in accordance with the dynamics, challenges and needs of society.
MissionCulture for Change aims to create opportunities for cooperation and development for its members, to help interconnect their work with the communities to which they are addressed and to highlight socio-cultural innovation to stakeholders.
Principles and Values Legality, Equality, Transparency, Participation, Solidarity and Sustainability, Environmental Footprint, Intersectoral, Social Impact, Innovative Working Methods, Collective Decision-Making.
The general purposes set by the Network are intellectual, educational, social, scientific, developmental, cultural/cultural, and more specifically:
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