It’s a first for the Museum’s Department of Educational Programs that decided to host a multidisciplinary Arts Festival, outside its premises, accessible to all children. In collaboration with the Kalamata Dance Festival, the National Theatre of Greece, the Athens International Children’s Film Festival, the illustradays festival, Polyphonica, the Orchestra of the Winds, the Network for Children’s Rights, Library4all and other institutions, we invite young people and their loved ones to a thrilling two-day celebration. Inside the Center’s premises and at its gardens, parallel events shall take place where art groups and associate fine art companies representing different forms of art will deliver unique performances.
The 1st Cycladic Kids Festival is the culmination of the International Kids’ Art Contest by the Museum of Cycladic Art, which celebrates its 10th anniversary!
The submission process of the contest under the title “The human being at the center”, was completed on May 30 with 19,500 entries. A selected number of works and the winners of the competition will be presented during a large on-site exhibition at the Music and Arts Center of the City of Athens.
Venue & Dates
Eleftherias Park, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue
Saturday 23/09, 11:00 – 21:00
Sunday 24/09, 11:00 – 18:00
For children 4 to 15 years old
30 min. before the beginning of each activity
Kalamata Dance Festival
Athens International Children’s Film Festival
Network for Children’s Rights
Orchestra of the Winds
Paramythokores (Antonia Velliou, Vassilia Vaxevani and Ifigenia Kakridoni)
isten to Victoria Hislop, Lena Papaligoura, Pygmalion Dadakaridis and Antonis Papatheodoulou narrate their fascinating stories about the Human being at the Center!
Take part in a National Theatre of Greece performance and get to know its little friends.
Dare to explore your body through the Kalamata Dance Festival workshop.
Build collaboratively a giant art project using the graffiti/doodling technique with the illustradays festival team.
Learn about your rights through an art workshop dedicated to the book by the Network for Children’s Rights “Do I have rights? Yes, I do!”
Watch the first Greek 3D performance made of paper entitled “Daedalus and Icarus” by the Afou puppet show company.
Dance to the rhythm of the musical with the Polyphonica team, immerse yourself in the Wind Orchestra notes and enjoy watching a film from the Athens International Children’s Film Festival.
Wear comfortable clothes as you are invited to paint, print and design your own Human being at the center using different materials and applying various techniques and see your works at the exhibition in the framework of the Kids’ Art Contest and warmly applaud the winners!
Ooh and don’t forget to bring your favorite book! In collaboration with Library4all and the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we serve school libraries throughout Greece! Therefore, we wish to create a “resonating book wave” in the exhibition area of the Music and Arts Center made of new or quasi-new greek books, for children 4-12 years old.
The 1st Cycladic Kids Festival is the culmination of the International Kids’ Art Contest by the Museum of Cycladic Art, which celebrates its 10th anniversary! The submission process of the contest under the title “The human being at the center”, was completed on May 30 with 19,500 entries. A selected number of works and the winners of the competition will be presented during a large on-site exhibition at the Music and Arts Center of the City of Athens.
Moreover, the park will be brimming with theatre, music and dance performances, cinema, puppet shows, book narrations, art workshops, multiple activities and board games for all family members on Saturday September 23, 11:00 – 21:00 and Sunday September 24, 11:00 – 18:00!
The International Kids’ Art Contest by the Museum of Cycladic Art was launched in 2013 with 250 entries. The aim was to offer the opportunity to kids 4-15 years old (preschool children, primary and secondary school students as well as Special Schools children) to familiarize themselves with the Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot culture and at the same time to further explore their imagination.