Michael Cacoyannis set up the non-profit making foundation Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in 2003. His ambition was the creation of a modern cultural institution with its own distinctive identity, which would engage in the study, support and promotion of the Performing Arts, particularly Theatre and Cinema. It would embrace modern technology and develop new ideas, breaking new ground without ever compromising the principles of artistic integrity to which Michael Cacoyannis himself has been faithful throughout his career.
In the spirit of the same vision, MCF has both set and accomplished its first goal: the construction of it's Cultural Centre, a 6,810-square-foot facility in Piraeus Str, home of the foundations activities.
MCF is already putting together an ambitious programme worthy of its founder. Working together with like-minded Greek and foreign institutions, it will bring to fruition exciting cultural projects, put together challenging educational programmes, organise seminars and workshops, and give assistance and voice to promising young artists.
MCF aims also to support young talent by awarding scholarships, not only to benefit their own artistic development, but also as means nurturing the nations potential. Michael Cacoyannis had always been sharing the values and aspirations of the young, he fought by their side for the principles of truth and authenticity in the Arts, and through the MCF he wanted to help them never forget how to enjoy Arts
More information: www.mcf.gr