All of Greece One Culture“, a successful initiative by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and one of the country’s most important cultural institutions, returns this summer for its fifth edition, breathing new life into the unique setting of archaeological sites, monuments and museums in every corner of Greece. The diverse and ambitious program of events and activities for 2024, with the concept of “Conflict” as its central theme, will offer an unforgettable experience in ancient theaters, Byzantine museums, castles, forts, monasteries, churches, mosques, mansions and prehistoric settlements.

For two full months, from July 1 to August 31, 2024 a program consisting of 70 new high-quality productions to be presented at 68 archaeological sites, monuments and museums in 12 regions of Greece.

This year, the institution also adopted a new visual identity, based on the use of symbols of classical culture, with a new logo and the creation of the program’s official website. The program features 140 events from a wide range of fields of artistic expression, including music, theater, performance art, dance, visual arts, and activities for children and teenagers. All events have free entrance but audiences may need to book in advance through the official website.

After the huge success of the 2023 program, inspired by climate crisis, which attracted a large number of visitors from Greece and abroad, this year’s program once again highlights and connects contemporary artistic creation with archaeological sites. In addition, the institution is once again leaving its cultural and social mark on the region, giving artists and artistic groups the opportunity to create works on the thematic axis of “Conflict”.

All Greece a Place of Culture 2024: Conflict

The organization of the institution’s events around a central thematic axis began in 2022 with the great tribute to the centenary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe and continued in the summer of 2023 with the theme of the climate crisis and its crushing consequences, not only on our lives, but also on our cultural, tangible and intangible heritage.

For the 2024 program, the Greek Ministry of Culture invited artists and artistic groups to create new works on the concept of Conflict, which is further divided into four themes that span across politics, economy, culture, and mental life: Inner Conflict, Conflict of Cultures, Conflict of Interests, and Conflict in Times of War.

Participating artists inspired by Inner Conflict focused on mental struggles, highlighting the concepts of introspection and human communication through art. Those exploring the theme of Conflict of Cultures examine the interactions between different cultures and the clashes and compromises emerging when they intersect. Conflict of Interests inspired artists to delve into the intricacies of the decision-making process and power dynamics in various fields including economy and politics. Finally, the theme Conflict in Times of War provided artists with a canvas to examine the fundamental human experiences of courage, sacrifice, loss, and resilience. Through their work, they explored the profound and enduring effects of war conflicts, foregrounding the importance of understanding and empathy for the individuals and communities affected by acts of war.