Thursday 17 March 2022
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is proud to announce that as part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center (SNF-LC) Agora Initiative, a collaboration between the SNF and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts that aims to help reexamine and redefine cultural engagement within public spaces, Henry Timms, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Center, will join us for a public event hosted at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) on Thursday, March 17, at 19.00.
Henry Timms will discuss his work on the changing nature of power, and how this has led to the emergence of a “new power,” along with the implications, challenges, and opportunities this entails for culture and the notion of leadership, within the context of current global affairs. He will also share insights on leadership, organizational models, and audience development in the cultural sector, as well as on the changing role of cultural institutions within society at large.
Following a keynote speech from Timms, entitled New Power & Cultural Leadership, an open discussion will take place between Timms, a group of panelists, and the audience. Panelists include Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports responsible for Contemporary Culture Nicholas Yatromanolakis, SNF Co-Chief Programs & Strategic Initiatives Officer Stelios Vassilakis, and SNFCC Managing Director Elly Andriopoulou.
Discussion Moderators: Peter Jenkinson, Shelagh Wright
The SNF-LC Agora Initiative began in late 2020 with a grant from SNF. Through the initiative, Lincoln Center’s iconic 16-acre Manhattan campus serves as an agora, a public gathering place at the heart of NYC’s civic life, through artistic and community activations. A centerpiece of the initiative is fostering a connection and collaboration between Lincoln Center in New York City and the SNFCC in Athens as both seek to reimagine and reactivate public spaces for a new era through international “Twin Agoras.”
The public discussion is part of this collaborative framework, that is centered on a visit to the SNFCC by Timms and a leadership team from Lincoln Center that aims to connect them with their SNFCC counterparts, and consequently foster the exchange of expertise and best practices, and the sharing of their respective experiences in creating spaces for people to gather and enjoy art within urban landscapes.
About Henry Timms:
Henry Timms is the President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He is the creator of the largest global philanthropic movement in history, #GivingTuesday, which has generated over $7 billion in donations for good causes.
He is also coauthor of the international bestselling book New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make it Work for You, and former President and Chief Executive Officer of the 92nd St Y.
Henry serves the Harvard Kennedy School as a Hauser Leader and is a Senior Fellow at both the Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University and the United Nations Foundation.
Thursday, 17/03 | 19.00
Admission is free with online registration.
The event will be available online via live-streaming.
The talk will be in English with simultaneous interpretation into Greek.
According to the latest measures to protect public health from the risk of spreading COVID-19, a valid vaccination certificate or a valid disease certificate, is required for the public to enter the event venue, as the venue operates as a pure venue. The above applies to adults. Μinors from 4 to 17 years old may, alternatively, submit a statement of negative self test (24 hours), a certificate of PCR (72 hours) or rapid (48 hours) diagnostic test, in accordance with the recent government measures.
A parallel identity check will be carried out on the persons who show the required certificates, as provided by law.
Participants must wear a mask and keep their distance both during attendance and during events and in accordance with the instructions of NPHO.
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.
This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.