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    The Schwarz Foundation is a private non-profit institution aiming to foster the exchange of ideas and practices between cultures and countries. In view of the significant changes taking place in Europe which call for new ways of thinking, the foundation’s initiatives aim to assist in contributing to this process of re-evaluation and re-thinking the continent, particularly southeast Europe and its relation to its surroundings. In this context, it initiates and supports projects which include exhibitions, residencies and curatorial fellowships, music concerts and a festival, as well as community support projects.

    It is the strong belief of the foundation that the understanding of history and traditions, as well as the sensitivity towards environmental issues within the Southeast Mediterranean Region, can play a vital role in designing the future of this historically important area.

    Mission
    the blue sky and the the blue sea, at the horizon a sailing boat

    The Schwarz Foundation encourages and accompanies also other institutions and individuals who are working with ideas and visions for new forms of interactions between society and sustainable development. While based in Munich, Germany, the foundation has a branch in Athens and operates an exhibition venue, Art Space Pythagorion, on the island of Samos. There, it also organises an annual international music festival at the Ancient Theatre of Pythagorion, the Samos Young Artist Festival.

    Productions and Collaborations
    Samos Festival Theatre 2014 - The women of Troy Photo: Stathis Mamalakis

    Founders

    Dr. Kurt Schwarz and Chiona Xanthopoulou-Schwarz

    Executive Director/CEO

    Chiona Xanthopoulou-Schwarz
    info@schwarzfoundation.com

    Foundation Management and Coordination

    Theresa Premauer
    Adelheid Michel (Maternity Leave)

    Senior Advisor (Athens)

    
Alexandros J. Stanas

    Operations Manager (Athens)


    Sergio Zalmas

    Foundation Management (Samos)


    Penny Petrakou

    Direction

    Executive Director/CEO

    Chiona Xanthopoulou-Schwarz

    Foundation Management and Coordination

    Theresa Premauer
    Adelheid Michel (Maternity Leave)

    Office Munich

    Schwarz Foundation gGmbH
    Metzstr. 36
    81667 Munich
    GERMANY

    info@schwarzfoundation.com
    +49 (0) 89 442 499 05
    Mo – Thu: 9am – 2pm

    Office, Munich (Germany)

    Senior Advisor (Athens)

    
Alexandros J. Stanas

    Operations Manager (Athens)


    Sergio Zalmas

    Foundation Management (Samos)


    Penny Petrakou

    Office Athens

    Schwarz Foundation gGmbH
    Solonos 102, Athens 10680

    athens@schwarzfoundation.com
    +30 210 36 00 786

    Office, Athens (Greece)

    Artistic Director Music (Samos Young Artist Festival)

    Masha Ilyashov and Alexis Kariskakis-Nastos
    info@samosfestival.com

    Curator (Art Space Phytagorion)

    Katerina Gregos

    Artistic Direction

    Greek media relations, Press Office

    Zuma Communications, Athens
    Chara Zuma
    info@zumacom.gr

    Concerts agency (Samos, Athens)

    Phormigx, Yiannis Valiantzas

    Partners

    Editors

    Adelheid Michel (Maternity Leave)
    Sergio Zalmas


    Design Direction

    bus.group

    Digital Design

    Ollie George, Enno Pötschke

    Web Development

    Owen Hoskins


    Frontend

    GatsbyJS

    Backend

    Sanity Studio

    Search

    Algolia

    Production server and CDN

    Netlify

    Live preview server

    Gatsby Cloud

    Code source control

    GitHub

    Typeface

    ABC Favorit (Dinamo)

    Website
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