“Empathic and Resilient Artists and CSR - Post pandemic insights”

Art makes us resilient and gives us hope!

Three-day event

8,9,10 September 2023, in the framework of the innovative project “EMPACT – Empathy and Sustainability: The Art of Thinking like a Mountain”, co-funded by the EU Creative Europe Program.

In the three-day event, both the theoretical and practical aspects of resilience will be examined and the importance of link creation between art institutions, artists and the corporate world will be looked into. Real examples of creative sustainability and an ecological approach both in creating artworks and in producing and disseminating art projects, will be discussed. 


FRIDAY 08.09.2023

13:30 – 14:00


14:00 - 15:30 “Artists and CSR”

"Post-pandemic insights for artists”, A.Tsirliagkou

"Support and Sponsoring”, I. Orati

15:30 – 16:30

Anastasis Vorres, Architect, Curator of the Vorres Museum

“The Folk Art Vorres Museum”

16:30 – 17:00

Presentation of the work of the VM Resident Artists:

_ Veredas Lopez

_ Alva Moca

_ Venelin Shurelov

17:00 - 17:30

Coffee Break

17:30 - 21:00

Lea Petrou, Artist

_ Presentation: “Walking and mapping the landscape”

_ Hands on Workshop: “Rema Incognita: Vorres Museum” «Rema Incognita» is an artistic research project on walking and mapping the landscape facilitated by Lea Petrou. The courtyard/garden of the Vorres Museum is the third location to be explored that is recorded and artistically mapped this time in a participatory manner by the Museum’s visitors.

End of day 1


SATURDAY 09.09.2023

10:00 -11:00

Registration of the participants at the Gardens of the Vorres Museum.

11:00 -12:00

Vassiliki Georgaka, archaeologist (PhD) of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Chryssa Malliarou, Senior, Department of Archeology and Art History, National University of Athens (EKPA) “The resilience of the Vorres Folk Museum’s exhibits: The Case of Greek Terracotta Antefixes of 19 th cent. AD and their historical background”

12:30 - 13:30

Coffee Break

13:30 – 15:30

Hands on workshop in two sessions by Giorgos ArgIris, Cast Maker of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. The participants will cast in two parts an antefix with two molds in plaster. First session: “Modelling the clay: the art of making pottery antefixes”.  It will focus on the historical background of the terracotta antefixes and their role in the Greek Urban Neoclassical Architecture of the last quarter of the 19th cent. AD. The modelling with two-part molds of three types of antefixes will follow. 

15:30 – 16:30

Lunch break

16:30 -18:30

2nd session of workshop: Cast mounting and final refinement of three types of terracotta antefixes. The participants will complete the assembly process of their own antefix.

End of day 2


SUNDAY 10.09.2023

10:00 - 11:00

Registration of the participants at the Gardens of the Vorres Museum

11:00 – 12:00

Myrto Kapnisti, Visual Artist and Dimitris Christogiannis, marble sculptor, “The resilience of the Vorres Folk Art Museum exhibits: The Case of lintels (ὑπέρθυρα), a well-known example of Greek Marble Sculpture of the 19 th cent. AD from Tinos island”

12:30 - 13:00

Coffee Break

13:30 – 18:30

Hands on workshop by Dimitris Christogiannis, marble sculptor, Tutor at the Athens School of Fine Arts. “The Art of Sculpting in vivo a Marble Artwork” The participants will use sculpting tools to sculpt their own motif on marble.

End of seminar

If you are an artist, cultural professional, arts manager, researcher, educator, student or cultural policymaker, join us! The seminar has a limited number of participants, please reserve your place here.

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For additional information on the event: please contact Eleni Korakianiti (info@vorresmuseum.gr)

Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.