ADDART was established in 2014, having as a backdrop the rich cultural fabric of the city of Thessaloniki. As a non profit multi-arts organization, its core mission is to add art to everyday life, promoting and supporting the growth of the creative industries and economies. From its outset, it was perceived as a hub of ideas and a springboard for artistic expression based on the assumption that art and culture may catalyze change and act as agents of social and economic development.
Aside from TAF, Addart commissions, produces and presents compelling art content and projects on a local, national and transnational level. Operating on an interdisciplinary basis, at the intersection between art and technology, it brings together diverse ecosystems in order to deliver meaningful and engaging creative output, either in the form of film or documentary, animated shorts and TV series, comic book publications, gaming and new media concepts, cultural events and educational initiatives.
Open to all cultural thinkers and doers, as well as to a wide range of disciplines like the visual and digital arts, creative writing, film and audiovisual development, to name some, Addart favors outside of the box thinking and experimentation by looking for the new within the established and by blending different art forms in unusual ways and manners. To achieve this, it works from the community up to unearth and enliven up and coming artists, while at the same time, it builds bridges with other European centers to enable synergies, cross-sectoral collaborations, artist mobility, circulation of works, knowledge transfer and audience development.