EFG Eurobank Ergasias Private Banking Division announced sponsoring initiatives in the field of art, in the context of a cooperation project with the National Gallery and the School of Fine Arts. | Eurobank
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EFG Eurobank Ergasias Private Banking Division announced sponsoring initiatives in the field of art, in the context of a cooperation project with the National Gallery and the School of Fine Arts.

EFG Eurobank Ergasias Private Banking Division announced today, during a special event at the National Gallery, a number of sponsoring initiatives in the field of art, in the context of a cooperation project with the National Gallery and the School of Fine Arts.
EFG Eurobank Ergasias Private Banking Division announced today, during a special event at the National Gallery, a number of sponsoring initiatives in the field of art, in the context of a cooperation project with the National Gallery and the School of Fine Arts.
These initiatives will be focusing on two main directions: the first involves the financing during a three-year period of a large Exhibition on various aspects of Greek art to be held every year at the National Gallery. As part of this project, a major retrospective exhibition of Alekos Fasianos will be inaugurated this year, on November 24.
The second involves the cooperation with the School of Fine Arts, in the context of which the Private Banking Division of EFG Euroban Ergasias, will be giving each year a financial award to the three first highest degree graduate of the School’s. Furthermore, the Bank will organize, on an annual basis, a special event during which the award-winners will exhibit their works, may effort to promote young artists for the purpose of establishing in the long run an institution for the support and promotion of Greek art and creation.
Mr. Nicholas Nanopoulos, Managing Director of EFG Eurobank Ergasias, welcomed participants to the event, while the Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Nikos Karamouzis referred to these new initiatives, stressing that they are part of the Bank’s wider strategy aimed at a stronger involvement in and constructive contribution to social developments in the community in which it operates, saying: “This is the philosophy on which the Bank and its founders, the Latsis family, have established a tradition of social contribution through a multi-faceted sponsorship program. These sponsorships focus on three vital areas of Greek society, namely Education, Sports and Culture”.
The new initiatives are backed by Eurobank’s Private Banking Division, which caterv for important clients with specific requirements and investment needs. According to Mr. Karamouzis the Bank, whose whole policy is customer-oriented, pays special attention to the needs of its clients, to whom it offers a wide range of top quality products and services. This strategy has contributed to making Eurobank’s Private Banking a leader in the Greek market, which represents a total of about 35,000 very wealthy families.
The Director of the National Gallery, Professor Marina Lambraki-Plaka, referred to the new sponsorship program in cooperation with Eurobank, emphasizing that it is both successful and particularly important for the promotion of Greek art. She also stressed the very positive fact for the National Gallery that in the context of this new program the choice of the artist is not imposed but is the outcome of a cooperation and joint decision process. The program will be launched with a major Alekos Fasianos retrospective followed by, as announced by Mrs Lambraki-Plaka, a retrospective exhibition of the work of sculptor Gianoulis Halepas at the Sculpture Gallery.
It should be remembered that in January 2004, with Eurobank’s support, a highly successful exhibition on the theme “The light of Apollo: Italian Renaissance and Greece” was held at the National Gallery.
The next speaker, Mr. Chronis Botsoglou, the Rector of the School of Fine Arts, pointed out that Eurobank’s initiative aimed at supporting and promoting young artists, constitutes a wonderful opportunity for the School and Greek art. It is not so much the award that is important he said but the possibility that is offered to them to show their work to the public. “We are familiar with the art of other countries because their artists’ work has been promoted by means of similar initiatives, something that we are now also able to do in our country”.
The event, at which the Bank’s Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Byron Ballis, was also present, was attended by Mr. Alekos Fasianos and Mr. Evangelos Chronis, General Manager of the Latsis Foundation among others and by Mr. Chronis Delivorias, President of the School of Fine Arts Students Association.