The SHP and Philhellenism Museum examined in detail all the requests for financial support of actions that they received in the framework of the program “2024: Year of Lord Byron and Philhellenism“, and evaluated them with the aim of choosing those that will highlight and honor in the best possible way, the great British Philhellene and the phenomenon of Philhellenism internationally.

Thus, it was decided to grant first the following actions:

  1. Cambridge University – Trinity College: (a) Event in the place where the statue of Lord Byron is located in the College library, speeches and art exhibition, (b) Conference on “Lord Byron through the Greek perspective“.
  2. Academy of Athens: Exhibition of Byronic and philhellenic art, as well as personal objects and manuscripts, concerning Lord Byron, at the Academy of Athens from May to September 2024, titled “Lord Byron and the philhellenic aura“.
  3. Centre for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University: Workshop and lectures on the Philhellenic art and Lord Byron.
  4. Museum of Cycladic Art: Conference on “The influence of classical antiquity on the evolution of Philhellenism as a value for Western societies“.
  5. EKPA, Kapodistrian University: Interdisciplinary conference on “Philosophical, political, economic and historical foundations of Philhellenism”.
  6. Association of Correspondents of the Greek Press Abroad (EAETE): Anniversary action with the theme “2024: Year of Lord Byron and Philhellenism” and the aim of producing audio-visual material, for the promotion of the work of Lord Byron and Philhellenism in the Greek diaspora.
  7. Cultural Association “FRIENDS OF LIMNOTHALASSA” in Messolonghi: Event on the occasion of the anniversary of Lord Byron’s death with the theme “The legacy and the imprint of the leading Philhellene, in History and Art“.
  8. Nautical Club of Messolonghi: Swimming across the lagoon, in the memory of Lord Byron.
  9. Theatre troupe “PLORI”: Performance of the original play “Lord Byron: the poet of freedom (or life as a dream)”.
  10. Katia Pashou: Music concert entitled “In the Footsteps of Lord Byron“.
  11. Stamatis Hatzievstathiou: Concert with the ERT modern music orchestra, on the theme “Hellenes Philhellenes”.
  12. Parisianou Editions: Anniversary deluxe edition on the theme: “Lord Byron and British Philhellenism“.
  13. Iris Kritikou: Visual art tribute with the participation of many distinguished artists to Lord Byron “…Where grew the arts of war and peace…”, War Museum, June to September 2024.
  14. Minas Mavrikakis: Visual art tribute to Lord Byron, “Now I shall go to sleep, Goodnight“.
  15. Primary and Secondary Education: (a) SHP will soon announce a major competition for Schools in 2024, themed on the 200th anniversary of Lord Byron’s death. (b) SHP will also implement and subsidize a program to screen the dramatized documentary “The Philhellenes” in educational institutions throughout Greece. (c) The SHP will distribute free of charge to educational centers and cultural institutions, its edition with the biographies of 2000 Philhellenes who offered their services, even their lives, for the liberation of Greece.
  16. Cultural walks in Athens in the footsteps of Lord Byron: SHP will organize from April 2024, cultural walks in the centre of Athens.

The SHP is still evaluating a few more proposals and may add them to the program at a later date.

We thank all the applications for their participation in the grant program.