Creative@hubs in Greece: seminars dedicated to the sources of funding of the creative and cultural SMEs

The Chamber of Commerce of Achaia-Greece continues the cycle of seminars-workshops within Creative@Hubs Project, with three seminars dedicated to the sources of funding of the creative and cultural SMEs. With the general title “Funding Mondays”, these seminars will be held every Monday (at the Mosaic site: 112 Ermou, Patras), starting from Monday, June 20, 2022.

The purpose of the seminars is to present all the opportunities for financing the creative sector from Greece and Europe, the conditions required and the most effective methods to claim a creative organization, a company or a creator, funding and ways of networking. At the same time, the participants will work on practical issues and will apply the knowledge they will receive in workshops and exercises in real conditions. The workshops-seminars are addressed exclusively to creators, artists, organizations and companies in the field of creative industries from Achaia – Greece.

The program of the seminars, is the following:

*        Monday, 20 June 2022, 18:00 “Funding opportunities in Greece: From the Ministry of Culture to the NSRF” Key-note Speakers: Nikos Papadopoulos, Business Consultant & Andreas Tsiliras, Cultural Manager

*        Monday, 27 June 2022, 18:00 “European programs and funding” Key-note Speaker: George Sarlis, cultural director, consultant for European projects

*        Monday, 4 July 2022, 18:00 “Alternative sources of revenue: Crowdfunding, sponsorships and microfinance” Key-note Speakers: Filippos Kefalopoulos, Marketing Consultant & Andreas Tsiliras, Cultural Manager

Attendance at the seminars is free and participation certificates will be given to the attendees.

The organization of workshops by the Chamber of Achaia is a concrete reply to the needs of the local creative and cultural industries, emerged after a survey conducted in 2020 by the Institute of Regional Development – Panteion University. The local creative industries can contribute to the local economic development however, they lack of significant skills on entrepreneurship, economic knowhow related to the innovative business models, so they need to be trained about these topics in order to become more competitive.