Photini Papahatzi, MA
Cultural manager, educator and artist
Photini Papahatzi is a cultural manager, certified non-formal learning adult trainer and visual artist. She is a member of the Bosch Alumni Network, a Tandem-Turkey recipient (2015) and a participant of START Create Cultural Change program (2016). Shedesigns and implements educational and socio-cultural projects based in theperiphery of Greece since 2007.
She is a Certified Trainer for Adults ofnon-formal education in photography. She has been training adult non formaleducation groups (photography clubs, Adult Education Lifelong Learningprograms) since 2008. She works with various organisations on projects forpeople experience social exclusion: in CRISALIS (CReative Initiatives in Socialenterprises for Assistance, Labour Integration and Self-development) a schemeaimed at the social integration and economic empowerment of women victims ofhuman trafficking, funded by the EU DG Home Affairs AMIF Fund, in refugee campsgiving photo therapy workshops (2016,2017), in Kinetika (www.kinetika.co.uk) onproject development, video documentation and creation, press & marketing(2002-2004).
Photini is the Education and Outreach Coordinator of Preveza JazzFestival (2018-2020), coordinator of European and educational programs forEntefxis-Photometria Festival (“Frames of European Common Life” Grundtvigpartnership), Ioannina and a project manager for the NGO CulturePolis(2007-2016). She has organised and participated in contemporary art exhibitions(most recent: 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Sep.2017- Jan.2018, and The Provinces , TAF Athens 2019) and in photography exhibitions inNY, Cuba, UK, Germany, Greece, FYROM, Russia and Croatia. Her works are held inprivate collections in Greece and abroad.
Photini is one of the artistsselected to participate in the project ‘Lhi-Lna- Living History-Living Nature’under the framework of the "Greece – FYROM IPA Cross-Border Programme2007-2013", an intensive programme of artistic creation for the enhancementof the local historic and natural heritage of the two areas involved. Shemanaged the SEE TCP project SUSTCULT for CulturePolis "Achievingsustainability through an integrated approach to the management of culturalheritage" and has conducted research for recording and documentation oflocal traditional gastronomy of the Periphery of Arta, Epirus for an inventoryof Historic and cultural events related to Gastronomy in the framework ofCrltCUZINE Cultural gastronomic particularities.
She has organised and participatedin contemporary art exhibitions (most recent: 6th Thessaloniki Biennale ofContemporary Art, Sep.2017- Jan. 2018) and in photography exhibitions in NY,Cuba, UK, Germany, Greece, FYROM, Russia and Croatia. Her works are held inprivate collections in Greece and abroad.
She is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece. She is a YouthPass holder.
Personal website: www.photinipapahatzi.com