Kydonieos Foundation | Art Nouveau along with modern Greek art.
The Kydonieos Foundation was founded in 1994 by Petros and Marika Kydonieos. It is housed in a lovely house, an architectural example of the interwar period. Its interest is focused on plastic arts, music, theater and literature. The Kydonieos Foundation is a charitable foundation established for the purpose of running a cultural and intellectual center in Andros.
The main objective of the Foundation is the promotion of cultural activities inside and outside Andros and in this context presents art in its broadest form such as paintings, music, literature, theater and its other forms and giving priority to the world in general, not only Greece.
The course of the Foundation is based on two things. One is a steady information to the world of Andros, with the purpose of the spiritual and cultural way out of the country in times when the turnout on the island is limited and the second part is the events that take place during the summer season.
• Since 1997 there is an equipped Ceramics Workshop for children and adults. Lessons are offered for free to students.
• Since 1998 Musical Instruments (mandolin, guitar, piano) have been delivered to children aged 7-18. Both the provision of the instruments and the courses are offered free of charge.
•Since 1994, Byzantine Music lessons have been delivered for children and adults. Lessons are offered for free to students.
For the effort of financial and moral support for high school graduates of Andros, who achieve entrance exams at the Universities and the Higher Education, the Petros and Marika Kydonieos Foundation has established the Scholarship Foundation. From the period 1997 to date it has given a total of 26 scholarships.