The State Museum of Contemporary Art (SMCA) needs your support in order to carry out its programme. The international exhibition activity and the successful agenda in the sector of production of innovative events and promotion of contemporary art remain our primary objectives; however the viability of our program is threatened by the reduction of our financial resources.
Your moral support and your financial contribution, be it small or large, would be decisive for the continuance of our programme. You could choose to support: the exhibitions, the educational programmes, the reinforcement of the protection of the works and collections, the acquisition of new works, the conservation of the works and/or the museum operating costs. Our supporters enjoy many advantages and their support is communicated through our media outlets both in Greece and abroad. You could choose by yourself the way to support the museum or you could choose one of the following groups of activities.
You could proceed with the deposit of the selected sum of money to one of the following ‘SUPPORT’ bank accounts with your name and surname, or anonymously if so desired. For the named deposits, please contact us at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org so as to be able to express our appreciation to you for your support.
For further information in terms of the programme and the benefits of the supporters please do not hesitate to contact us at the email address email@example.com and at the telephone number +30 2310 589 152.
State Museum of Contemporary Art Bank Accounts
ALPHA BANK.- SUPPORT SMCA
IBAN GR71 0140 7070 7070 0200 2012 138
SWIFT / BIC: CRBAGRAA
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE – SUPPORT SMCA
IBAN GR34 0110 2100 0000 2104 8131 037
SWIFT / BIC: ETHNGRAA
The State Museum of Contemporary Art (www.greekstatemuseum.com) was established in 1997. From those early years the Museum has grown steadily and developed dynamically. Today it constitutes a very important institution for the reception and promotion of contemporary culture through its programme of activities which has been developing upon the following lines:
the management of the Costakis Collection, one of the major collections of Russian Avant-Garde art outside Russia, by means of innovative productions, co-productions and research programmes in Greece and abroad,
the organisation of exhibitions and activities for contemporary art in Greece and abroad
the production of works of art as well as a variety of publications on the visual arts with educational character,
the organisation of the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and the formation and support of substantial dialogue between the Greek artists and the artists of Europe and of the world,
the organisation of model artistic and educational programmes for children and adults (museum educational activities, courses, seminars, concerts etc),
the design and implementation of educational programmes as well as of outreach programmes of equal opportunity and equal access for sensitive social groups.
As a result of the sound management of the SMCA, the international collaborations and the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, the State Museum of Contemporary Art has been added to the map of the most significant European museums of modern and contemporary art.
In 2013 and despite the economical crisis, the Museum collaborated with 14 museums in Greece and abroad, and realised 18 exhibitions, as well as the forth edition of the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (biennale:4), with broad diffusion and reception in the city of Thessaloniki and with a rich programme that included a Performance Festival, Young Artists’ Workshops and scientific meetings, as well as 9 conferences, two educational programmes for adults and many scientific and research collaborations, educational programmes and guided tours on a daily basis, as well as concerts of classical and experimental music. The plans for the programme of activities of 2014 are equally rich, but they should not weigh down the museum budget appropriated on the whole for the operating needs. The thousands of visitors reported for the year 2013 demonstrate day by day that the State Museum of Contemporary Art is on the frontline of the cultural and artistic activities in Greece and the Mediterranean region.
The economical crisis forces us to restrain a lot of our operating costs. However, we make a great effort to avoid reducing the exhibitions, the activities and collaborations. Thanks to the trust and support of our friends, we have accomplished our goals up until now.
The SMCA needs your support. Any sum of money offered will support significantly the continuance of our activities programme:
5 euros will help us support the technical operation of the departments and mostly of the Public Relations department that is in charge of all the contacts with the friends of the museum who are updated upon all our activities on a steady basis. Your gift: a Letter of Appreciation for everybody who proceeds with the deposit of the financial aid or a ‘Thank You’ postcard for everybody who delivers by hand the financial aid to the museum.
15 euros will help us develop our educational programmes, acquire materials for the handiworks and organise the kids’ workshops and the interactive family visits in a better way. Your gift: a set of three postcards and a Letter of Appreciation.
30 euros will help us ameliorate our services for Lifelong Learning programmes, to organise conferences and seminars in a better way and to increase the parallel to the exhibitions programme. Your gift: a set of seven postal cards and a Letter of Appreciation.
50 euros will help us provide services of preventive conservation to the works of art and to ameliorate the security systems for the collections and the historical archives of the museum. Your gift: an exhibition catalogue and a Letter of Appreciation.
100 euros will help us support, develop and ameliorate the above-mentioned museum sectors. Your gift: a publication on contemporary art or a publication on Russian Avant-Garde art of your choice from a series of exhibition cataloguew and a Letter of Appreciation. In this category, the name of all the sponsors, if so desired, will be reported on the first newsletter that will be sent after the action of support.
100-500 euros will help us support, develop and ameliorate all the above-mentioned museum issues and will also enhance our exhibition programme. Your gift: a publication on contemporary art and a publication on Russian Avant-Garde art of your choice from a series of exhibition catalogues and a Letter of Appreciation. In this category, all the sponsors merit an annual 20% discount on all SMCA publications. The name of all the sponsors, if so desired, will be reported in the first newsletter that will be sent after the action of support.
500-1.000 euros are considered as a major support and the name of the sponsor, if so desired, is reported on the museum website, the newsletters and the publications of the museum for one year after the action of support. The chief sponsor selects three books from a series of museum publications, receives all the new museum publications for a period of one year and a Letter of Appreciation.
1.000 euros + are considered as a benefaction and the name of the benefactor, if so desired, is reported on the museum website, the newsletters and the SMCA publications for a period of one year after the day of benefaction. The benefactor selects five books from a series of museum publications and receives all the new museum publications for a period of two years and a Letter of Appreciation.
The major supporters and benefactors are also honoured with a series of events especially organised for them, such as personal guided tours and evenings dedicated to their donation.
The State Museum of Contemporary Art offers to anyone interested information upon the tax-exempt status provided by sponsorship law and particularly for funding that exceeds the amount of 1.000 euros.
At the end of the year the SMCA organises a celebratory evening dedicated to all the museum donors and supporters of the year.