CulturePolis is a non-profit association, founded in 2006 in Corfu. It has been involved in several different projects and initiatives related to culture and the arts in the broadest sense; intercultural dialogue and the promotion of different cultural identities; sustainability in all its facets; promoting innovative approaches and new technologies in society and economy; the creative economy and entrepreneurship.
Since 2006 CulturePolis has been involved with surveys for the Cultural Strategy of Greek Cities and more recently one about Citizens for Culture. In the educational area, their ForCulture initiative introduces cultural education trainings, incubation schemes and residencies in the periphery of Greece.
CulturePolis projects will be hosted in future in their new space, the Madouki Art Factory – a former slaughterhouse in the port of the UNESCO heritage city of Corfu, a deprived buffer zone area. They will invite the community to co-create and co-govern the new building after being re-constructed with funding from the Interreg GR-IT programme. The aim is to revitalise the area and create an inclusive recreational space where people can express themselves, host their ideas and also take a break.
In recent years CulturePolis has expanded its activities both geographically, beyond the Adriatic Sea and in other countries and cities in neighboring countries of South-Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, as well as thematically, with important projects and initiatives under the various EU programmes e.g. in Research, Technological development and Innovation, transnational regional development, education and culture, youth and humanitarian assistance.
CulturePolis is a member of Trans Europe Halles.