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#SKG Bridges Uprising Art & Culture Festival

Published: 08-10-2018

#SKG Bridges Uprising Art & Culture Festival was introduced in May 2018.

This Cultural Youth Festival, which took place in Thessaloniki, as an initiative of the Social Policies Office of the Prime Minister, was realized through the collaboration of the Cultural Institutions, creative collectives of the city of Thessaloniki and the participation of artists originating from southern European countries, forming new syntheses and activating a variety of well-established as well as a number of artistically unexplored venues throughout the city.

Within this framework, this year’s goal is to encourage the participation of new independent artists and collectives of the European South as well as their collaboration with State Cultural Institutions and the use of public spaces, even the non-conventional parts of the Thessaloniki’s cityscape for each project’s realization. #SKG Bridges Festival remains an open platform, searching for original ideas from young, upcoming artists (musicians, visual artists, actors, photographers, performers, poets, writers, authors etc.)

The 2nd #SKG Bridges Festival will take place between 8-12 May 2019.

Additional Selective Criteria

  • Collaboration with the city’s Cultural Institutions (either in the creative process of the project or simply as a hosting venue) and/or with other artists/collectives from Greece and/or abroad 
  • Combination of art forms
  • Approaching each project as a site-specific work designed especially for the suggested venue 
  • Use of contemporary artistic media

How to apply

Applicants have to submit their proposals via e-mail at skg.bridges@gmail.com, before 1st November 2018. Any questions regarding the application process should be addressed through the same e-mail address.

All applications must include the following:

Α. A complete curatorial proposal and project description (max 300 words), mentioning:

  • Participating artists from Greece and/or other southern European countries, shortly describing their artistic work/practice 
  • Suggested venue/s (archaeological sites, Museums, public space, private cultural venues or others)
  • Collaborating Institution (optional)


Β.  Curator / Organizer / Artistic Collective (short description of the company’s           identity or/and portfolio and CV for artists and artistic collectives)

      *Applicants need to be able to issue an official invoice or proof of payment as well as to take the responsibility of preparation and production of the proposed event.

  • Detailed plan of the project’s technical and production needs 
  • Costs breakdown (approximately)


The Projects will be selected by the #SKG Bridges coordinators’ team in collaboration with the city’s Cultural Institutions and applicants will be informed via e-mail before the 14th December 2018. All selected projects and initiatives will be fully funded by the Festival.

Applicants can find the complete schedule of the 1st #SKG Bridges Uprising Art & Culture Festival as well as information about the collaborating Institutions in the following websites:


#SKG Bridges Festival:  https://skgbridgesfestival.com/

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki:  https://www.amth.gr/

Museum of Byzantine Culture Thessaloniki: http://www.mbp.gr/

National Theatre of Northern Greece: https://www.ntng.gr/

State Museum of Contemporary Art: https://www.greekstatemuseum.com

Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra: https://www.tsso.gr

State Conservatory of Thessaloniki: http://www.odiokrat.gr/

Thessaloniki Concert Hall: http://www.tch.gr/

Museum of Photography Thessaloniki: http://www.thmphoto.gr/

Teloglion Foundation of Art A.U.Th : https://www.teloglion.gr/

Thessaloniki International Film Festival: http://www.filmfestival.gr/el/