Fighting Recession with Art: Innovative Suggestions from Pioneers in Opera—The Case of “The Medium Project”

  • Raia Tsakiridis
  • Andreas Tselikas
  • Olga Tsakirides
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


This article presents an innovative group of pioneers in opera named as “The Medium Project”, which was established in the middle of the financial crisis in Greece. Despite the various difficulties the founders and their companion proved that Art can heal many traumatic symptoms caused by the austerity measures and above all that artistic expression needs creativity, professionalism and devotion in order to flourish and reveal innovations.


The Medium Project Drama therapy Art therapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raia Tsakiridis
    • 1
  • Andreas Tselikas
    • 1
  • Olga Tsakirides
    • 2
  1. 1.Greek National OperaAthensGreece
  2. 2.National Center for Social ResearchAthensGreece

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