Forum 5

Creative Lenses Forum Athens


29 April in Athens (Greece)
Organised by ODC Ensemble


ODC Ensemble Company, active in the field of contemporary and experimental art, organizes the fifth Creative Lenses Forum on Saturday 29th April 2017.


In collaboration with Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture we bring together thinkers and managers from art and cultural organizations, business and academia to explore business model innovation in the arts.


The traditional funding models of art and cultural organizations are faltering. Funding Alternatives Forum will open new and alternative insights into sustainable business models for the cultural field. The event combines lectures by international guests in the cultural field, discussions and workshops.



Participants will have the opportunity to:

Be informed on relevant practices and tactics in other European countries.
Identify good practices, common problems and solutions.
Explore funding opportunities.
Participate in practical workshops to solve potential problems of their organisation.
Connect with other organisations.



Download the Speakers and Workshop Leaders Bios.



10.20 Registration and Coffee
11.00 Welcome by Elli Papakonstantinou
11.05 Welcome by Kelly Diapouli
11.10 Speech by Trevor Davis
11.20 Discussion
11.30 Speech by Susanne Danig
11.40 Discussion
11.50 Presentation of the workshops
12.00 Speech by Kai Houtari: Presentation of Kaapeli and Creative Lenses
12:10 Discussion
12.15 Coffee Break
12.30 Workshops
14.00 Lunch break
15.00 Workshops
16.30 Workshops evaluation
17.00 Presentation of Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture
17.15 Questions
17.45 Closing words and end of the Forum
18.15 Music from the performance Revolt Athens



Workshop 1: Making money is art (and good business is the best art) by Paul Bogen (3 h).
Workshop 2: Find your genius and passion and let it be your path to success by Susanne Danig (3 h).
Workshop 3: Top tips to successful European Projects by Chrissie Faniadis (3 h).
Workshop 4: A workshop about Festivals by Trevor Davies (3 h).

Read a description of the workshops.



Ticket price: 12€

Registration: In order to register you are kindly asked to fill in this short questionnairePrepay your ticket here.

The ticket includes access to the entire conference, participation in workshops, coffee breaks and lunch, delegate bag, FREE bus transport from Athens to the “Palaio Elaiourgeio Eleusis” and return.



Address of the venue:

Palaio Elaiourgeio
Kanellopoulou 1, Eleusis 192 00

The ticket includes FREE bus transport from Athens to the “Palaio Elaiourgeio Eleusis” and return. To reserve a seat in the bus, please contact: or Mrs Nikoleta Votsi : +30 6987745637.


How to get there:

Suburban: Αt Magoula Station boarding the bus line 879 or 863 Thriasio Hospital – Elefsina.

Metro: At Station St. Marina boarding the bus line 876 Agia Marina Metro Station – Elefsina.

Bus: Itinerary: Megara – Athens, boarding from Thissio. 861 Mandra – 845 Piraeus Elefsina – Elefsina 871 Piraeus – Elefsina 881 Elefsina – Aspropyrgos – Roupaki  A16 Pl. Koumoundourou – Elefsina 876 Agia Marina Metro Station – Elefsina.