Le KET : une scène pour l'art et la politique à Athènes

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Finished 21 / 03 / 2018
€ 9.178
€ 5.280
€ 8.800
155 Backers

Contributing € 5

An mp3 recording

From one of the rare musical events that were run at the KET.

> 11 Backers

Contributing € 25

Revue Vacarme

One issue of the Vacarme Journal (in French) will be sent to you, either an issue with a text of Dimitris Alexakis or an issue with a text of Christos Giovanopoulos on Greek solidartity structures

> 36 Backers

Contributing € 50

Free access for 2 people to a performance at the KET.

If you have a free night in Athens you will be able to attend a performance at the KET (as long as it isn't full). Make sure you book ahead just to make sure. This invitation for 2 can be offered as a gift to friends.

> 20 Backers

Contributing € 100

Attend a special night of Rebetiko in Paris in Septembre 2018.

Dimitris Alexakis and Fotini Banou will perform for a few people.

> 24 Backers

About this project

Enabling a new development of the KET Center

Needs Material Minimum Optimum
Sound improvement
Given KET development as a musical and theatral scène, the existing sound system needs new investments.
€ 3.000
Recording faclities for video and sound.
Necessary to a larger diffusion and to archivingthe very numerous events.
€ 800
Seats and platform.
More seats and a better platform are necessary, now that the place has been running for more than 5 years.
€ 1.000
New spotlights and light deamers.
Most useful for improvisations and theatral events.
€ 1.000
Needs Task Minimum Optimum
Commission Goteo + bank transaction costs + cost for some rewards 1st round
4% commission Goteo + bank transaction costs (no Paypal) + costs for some rewards in order to obtain 4800 € netto for the 1st round
€ 480
Sound engineer
The more the events are sophisticated the more the sound engineer will be needed
€ 1.000
Monthly communication on events that are run around commons
The KET is an important place of training and thinking around approaches to the commons. The monthly events benefit from a wider communication.
€ 600
Theatre programs aimed at the exhiled (also called migrants)
Theatrical workshops were run for people in exile but have been suspended due to the lack of resources.
€ 600
Commission Goteo + bank transaction costs + cost for some rewards 2nd round
4% commission Goteo + bank transaction costs (no Paypal) + costs for some rewards in order to obtain 3200 € netto for the 2nd round
€ 320
Total € 5.280 € 8.800

General information

INTERDEMOS invites you to support the KET center, a cultural venue that also organizes public debates, and open education workshops on the commons. This is one of our actions in support to initiatives that play an important role in a new development of the solidarity structures in Greece.

You support to KET will have an immediate and concrete impact. It will increase the number of people that can be accomodated in the venue, the diversity and quality of the cultural and political events. For instance, the KET will be able to host regularly trainings sessions and creative workshops for migrants in Athens et the means for documentation and dissemination of its activities (under commons licencing) will be strongly increased.

Description of the project. Main features, strengths and differentials.

The KET is a space for cultural activities, public debate and solidarity. Active since more than 5 years ago, it organizes today events on a daily basis, whether concerts (in particular for improvisation music) theater, litterature, public debates, open education (in particular on the commons) and solidarity workshops. The venues can host 60 people. It has today reach its sustainbility threshold, but is very success, the wear and tear of the initial equipment, the more demanding projects that are now staged render a new round of investment necessary. Le lieu accueille environ 60 personnes. Le KET est aujourd'hui soutenable (see "why is it important ?"" and the Costs section of the project.

The theater play Guerre des paysages ("Landscape war") created at KET in May 2017, will be represented at the Compagnie de Reims on 12 and 13 February.

TEXTE Dimitris Alexakis, Ilias Poulos
DIRECTION Irène Bonneaud


Why this is important

As a venue for art, public debate and open education, KET is one the spaces where a movement for new societal iinstitutions in Greece goes forward. These institutions organize the daily solidarity which is so necessary in a country where public services and redistributive schemes are permanently subject to destructive policies. But they do more that that. They are the laboratory that will bring forward new aims for a still in-the works movement that puts commons-based policies and direct initiatives from society at the core of tis joint agenda.


Team and experience

INTERDEMOS organized a large financing campaign in 2015 in support to solidarity structures inGreece. Despite the failure of an initial very abitious participatory financing campaign (with an objective of raising € 300 000), we were able to transmit more that € 90 000 to the solidarity structures through the Solidarity for All foundation, the organization that the coordinated the transmission of funds to the solidarity structures. In the new situation created by the 3rd memorandum, INTERDEMOS supports specific initiatives. For instance, we oragnized the support in France to the UNIVERSSE project also conducted on Goteo.

For the support to KET, the team brings together Laure Vermeersch and Philippe Aigrain for INTERDEMOS and the two founders of KET: Dimitris Alexakis and Fotini Banou for the KET and the use of the collected funds.

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Social commitment

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Quality Education

    Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

  • Reduced Inequalities

    To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

  • Responsible Production and Consumption

    Responsible Production and Consumption

  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.