THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY speaks to Sozita Goudouna, Founding Director of Greece In USA
Greece in USA is a non-profit organization with a global reach that promotes knowledge of contemporary and ancient Greek Culture while fostering international cultural cooperation, experimentation and social engagement. The organization's extensive programming includes commissioned artists' and curators' projects, residencies, educational and ecological initiatives and the commitment to cultivating a sensible culture of innovation and thought leadership.
We are dedicated to offering innovative and unique programs in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of Greek and Cypriot cultures. The non- profit organization seeks to generate new thinking about the arts and promote cross- cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of creation.
The organization promotes international exchange of practice and knowledge in the arts - visual and sound art, dance, architecture, theatre - research on the methods used in curatorial and performing practices and investigation of points of intersection between the arts, science and the public sphere by means of interventions, collective actions, educational programs and publications.
Greece in USA aims to collaborate and build long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals who actively engage with Greece and its culture and to convey a comprehensive and distinctive representation of Greece and Cyprus by producing cultural and educational programs that encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement.
Our principal goals are:
To shape and envision the image of contemporary Greece in the United States beyond existing stereotypes
To recalibrate the assumed center of Greek national narratives to include those who have often been denied historical recognition.
To transform the way Greek histories are told and produce projects that reflect the vast, rich complexity of Greek culture.
To support Greek inspired cultural practices by welcoming and nurturing new ideas and influential perspectives
To commission, produce and present contemporary Greek and Cypriot culture that grapple with many of the pressing social and political issues of our time
To foster Greek scholarship and cultural research within the American educational system
To develop a transatlantic network for the exchange of culture and ideas
To strengthen the development of structures in cultural policy & leadership, and foster worldwide mobility.
Greece in USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of New York, tax-exempt ID no. 85-0828531. Contributions to Greece in USA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Greece in USA's launch is under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture.
NEPHELE GRANT 2020
The Nephele Grant is open to all creative professionals of all disciplines, of all ages and nationalities, who have at least 10 years' experience in their respective fields. Nephele (pronounced "NEF-eh-lee") is a Greek nymph's name meaning "cloud." Two grants of €1000 each will be awarded to compelling and engaging proposals, which critically address the subjective visual intake of the applicants.
In "advanced" technological societies, we are all being loaded on average with 34 GB of information daily. Ninety per cent of that is transmitted visually, straining our brain and preventing it from reaching a deep-thinking cognitive revelation state. Those who wish to explore, experiment and propose new methods and habits that challenge and/or holistically test the depths of their "clouded" vision may send to TTS, a two-page CV (formal education/Selected ten-year experience record), and a thousand words essay in Greek or in English on what makes you eligible for the grant and how you are planning to use it to enrich your life by practicing an effective visual diet, either by lightening the load or otherwise.
The Nephele Grant will not support creative projects towards the professional development of the applicants.
Deadline: Extended to Monday, April 20th, 2020 | (Original deadline) Friday, April 10th, 2020
Email subject: NEPHELE GRANT APPLICATION / FULLNAME / 2020
Application form can be downloaded here:
Please email us a single pdf file titled as follows:
Nephele Grant selection committee:
THE TELOS SOCIETY Board
The two grantees will be announced on THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY website on June 1st, 2020
*The Nephele Grant was made possible by a TTS Patron whose anonymity will be maintained. TTS is grateful for the support and endorsement received towards its vision.
The Revenge of the Real
The EGS has been invited to join the Strelka Institute (Moscow) for an online colloquium entitled “The Revenge of the Real.” The colloquium is organized in the context of Strelka’s “Terraforming Program,” but with specific reference to the ongoing pandemic. Several EGS faculty will make brief contributions, and all members of the EGS community are invited to submit abstracts for a subsequent publication hosted by Strelka Mag (see the invitation to submission here: The Revenge of the Real: Open Call).
The colloquium on April 23 and 24 will be open to the EGS community via online presentation. Watch this site for news regarding the program and the protocol for access.
The EGS is pleased to participate in this timely discussion and will take this opportunity to initiate its 2020 online program. Our online platform and planning is in rapid development and will be announced shortly in full detail.