Athens, 7-10 December 2023
THE OPEN CALL IS NOW CLOSED
We invite you to submit your proposal (via email at email@example.com) until 15/9/23 for a presentation, lecture, performative lecture, performance, film, discussion, poetry / spoken word, artwork, research project, workshop or focus groups, interventions of any kind related (but not limited) to the following:
- The political history of philanthropic foundations: are post-war American foundations the archetype in the field?
- Contemporary international private cultural foundations: similarities and differences with their Greek counterparts.
- Public benefit foundations, business foundations, conglomerates: economic structure and funding models of private foundations, in Greece and abroad.
- Private foundations as a manifestation of tax-exempt capitalism: “tax havens”, off-shore companies, tax relief mechanisms.
- Critical analyses of “philanthropic capitalism” and “corporate social responsibility”.
- Benefit foundations and greenwashing: the shipping sector and its impact on air pollution and climate change.
- Political, social and economic context during the rise of the Greek private cultural foundations (2010-2020).
- Private foundations and the plans for the privatisation of art education in Greece.
- Performance art, queer arts and “block parties”: investing in living, ephemeral and immaterial art forms as a way to increase political and social capital.
- Underground imitations: the institutional appropriation of words, struggles and practices shaped in social movements and alternative spaces.
- “Public space”, “regeneration plans”, real estate and the neoliberal city: spatial footprint of institutions and psychogeographical critiques of this footprint.
- Private foundations as an agent of ideology: neoliberal readings of “civil society”.
- Artistic precarity and working conditions outside and inside institutions.
- “Projects instead of infrastructure”: the absence of long-term and sustainable perspectives.
- Counterweights to public and private centralisation: independent DIY spaces and the dream of non-institutional sustainability.
Responses to proposals will be sent by e-mail in early October.