To commemorate the poet’s death in Messolonghi in 1824, the SHP and the Philhellenism Museum invite cultural entities throughout Greece to organize activities and events focusing on Lord Byron’s life and work and the Philhellenic movement in general.

Financial grants will be provided to cultural initiatives and events that promote, among other things:

  1. Informing and educating the public about the history of Philhellenism, its role in shaping the history of modern Greece, and its enduring presence.
  2. Highlighting the work of Lord Byron and promoting Greek cultural heritage as the cradle of Western Civilization based on classical values.
  3. Preserving historical memory and conducting historical research on emblematic figures of Philhellenism.
  4. Promoting cultural exchanges with institutions in Greece and internationally, fostering dialogue, active public participation, and artistic creation based on the Philhellenic movement and its connection to modern reality and the future.
  5. Strengthening the cultural landscape of Greece, with a special focus on mountainous, island, inaccessible, and generally less privileged areas, involving local bodies and communities.
  6. Raising awareness among young people about the need for a deeper understanding and knowledge of the recent historical past as a source of inspiration and creativity.
  7. Reviving interest in preserving intangible cultural heritage through offering experiential experiences.
  8. Expanding the country’s cultural agenda based on the timeless values offered by ancient Greek literature and Philhellenism.
  9. Creating a framework for developing inter-artistic actions that promote contemporary artistic creation, with an emphasis on young people from the region, vulnerable and marginalized social groups, and diverse cultural audiences.
  10. Creating inclusive actions where people can participate regardless of their permanent residence, gender, nationality, financial ability, educational and social background, opinions, etc.

For more information and instructions on submitting proposals, please download the PDF of the full announcement here.



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