Following a proposal by Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni and the decision by Deputy Minister of Finance Theodoros Skylakakis, those cultural organizations of Athens supervised by the ministry are to be given extra financial aid of 10,350,000 euros.

“In the difficult conditions caused by the pandemic”, said Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni, “we must help Culture as a whole. The extra support of the largest cultural organizations ensures their viability, the production of high quality work and the securing of jobs for the artists, technicians, administrative staff as well as their suppliers”.

It is reminded that on November 18, 2020, the Ministry of Culture announced the extra support of the respective cultural organizations of Thessaloniki to the amount of 4,260,000€.

The following institutions in Athens are to be subsidized: the National Theatre (3,000,000€), the National Opera (2,300,000€), the Athens Concert Hall (3,600,000€), the Athens State Orchestra (400,000€), the National Art Gallery (350,000€), the National Museum of Contemporary Art (500,000€) and the Hellenic Festival (200,000€).