2017


August: The History of the CCA of Crete through its Communication Material. An exhibition presented at the Art Center & Byzantine Tradition Workshop in Rethymnon.

January: Participation in the conference of the Greek task group of ICOM-CECA on "Let’s talk... Museum education activities — what, how, why?" (Costas Christidis)

January-March: CCA Crete participates in the exhibition Visual Arts and Resistance 1950 - 1970 of the Art Chamber of Greece with 8 works from its Permanent Collection. 

2015


October: ArtAmari Residency, Speech by the artist Ivana Ivkovic.

October: Participation in the two-day conference on: Museums and Education. From theory to practice (Kazantzakis Museum, Maria Marangou, Costas Christidis)

July: Lecture and discussion on: Art and Psychiatry, in collaboration with the Rethymnon Mental Health Centre (Costas Christidis)

June: Book presentation: Pella Lassithiotaki, Lies are not for us.

May: Solo performance of Dimitris Sideris, during the opening night of the exhibition BongJung Kim: Cyber-Addiction.

May: International Museum Day. Guided tour open to the public and to students of the Preschool Education Dept of the University of Crete.

May: Speech by the visual artist Paz de la Calzada (Spain/USA). The artist, who was hosted by ArtAmari Residency, presented her work and her experience from her project Nomadic Labyrinth.

April: Speech by the visual artists El Ka (France/Belgium. The artistic duo presented their work and talked about their experience from the region of Amari, where they were hosted during the 5th season of ΑrtAmari Residency.

January - April: La Leche League Greece held monthly meetings on breastfeeding.

2012


August: Painting exhibition with works of Akis Raptis "Light in the old city of Rethymnon", Ibrahim Han Mosque (Fortezza - Rethymnon), organized under the auspices of Museum of Contemporary Art of Rethymnon.

May: Evripides Stamatiou (piano) and Stamatis Michaelides (saxophone) presented a a jazz music programme based on swing and funk "pieces". The event became within the frame of Feasts of Old City "Rethymnon Days".

March: Lecture "Contemporary Greek photographers discuss their work". The lecture / discussion was held in the context of the photography exhibition One day in August by the phasma2 photo group. Coordination Prof. Aris Tsantiropoulos, University of Crete 

2011


September: Album presentation "Nefs Amari. Drawing and texts by Elli - Maria Komninou Nenedaki", Excerpts from the book were read by the actor and director Thomas Katifes

January: Visit & guided tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete for 60 guides from the Union of Professional Guides of Crete & Santorini (Costas Christides)

Lecture as part of the meeting of the Union of Art teachers on "Visual Arts in Education; Issues of Methodology" by the Workroom of Fine Arts of Rethymnon (Costas Christides, ASFA Station, Rethymnon)

May: Lecture on "Photography in the Cinema" by Filippos Koutaftis, Director of Photography (Workroom of Fine Arts, Rethymnon)

May: Window - exhibition of nine young artists at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies /ITE, under the auspices of the CCA of Crete

2010


January, 16th: 4th speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: Immigrations, Disseminations, Racism Speaker: M. Damanakis – Professor in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

January, 20th: 5th speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: Noble corruptness: Little secrets by girls of the city of Rethymno of Interwar, Speaker: A. Chourdakis – Professor in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

January, 27th: 6th speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: How can I collaborate with the teacher of my child? Speaker: Vassilis Economides – Epicure Professor in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

February, 10th: 7th speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: Red or Raed? Angel or Anjel? Fish or Feash? The contribution of spelling in the teaching and in the learning of Greek language, Speaker: Marina Tzakosta – Lecturer in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

February, 17th: 8th speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: Mental resistibility of Children: What should Educators and Parents Know? Speaker: Anastasios Matsopoulos – Permanent Epicure Professor in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

February, 24th: 9th speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: Central dimensions of parental behavior: How I lead my child to the adaptation, the success and the happiness, to the life and to the school Speaker: Th. Eleftherakis – Lecturer in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

March, 10th: 10th speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: Choosing books for children: Seeking answers in seven questions, Speaker: Alexandra Zervos – Professor in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

March, 12th: Meeting on the subject: Arts and Secondary Education, Part I: Theoritical approaches in questions of Art, Part II: Arts and School, Organization: University of Crete – Philosophical Faculty, Deanery – Philosophical and Social Study Department

March, 17th: 11th speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: The young and policy, Speaker: Kaloyiannaki Pella – Professor in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

March, 24th: 12th speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: Science, technology and society, Speaker: Michaelides Panayiotis – Professor in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

May, 19th: On the occasion the International Day of Museums, a honorary event – prize giving realized by the Benaki Museum for the intellectual offer of Museum of Contemporary Art Crete.
The event was greeted by: Angelos Thelivorias – Director of the Benaki Museum and Yiorgos Marinakis – Mayor of Rethymnon, Crete.
Speakers: Julia Dimakopoulou - Director of the Contemporary Greek Art Institute, Katerina Zacharopoulou - Figurative, Nicos Xydakis – Journalist and Nicos Hatjinicolaou – Peer Professor of History of Art of University of Crete

June: On the occasion the exhibition of the Workroom of Fine Art a discussion - Round Table was organized on the subject: Dialogue in Art.
Coordinator Maria Marangou, Proposals: Costas Christides, Alexandros Tsintzos, E. Milonakis, Stephanos Skandalis. Followed open dialogue

October: Circle of lectures on the subject: Architecture in the everyday routine.  Curation of lectures: Stefanos Skandalis – Architect, with the aid of Architect- mechanic Nicos Kontaxakis

2009


The Association of Rethymnon in Attica «Arcadi» organized lecture of Mrs Helen Misirli – Tzifaki, Engraver – Jewel teacher, on the subject: The Cretan jewel from Minoan ages up to today. The lecture was realized in the spaces of in the spaces of the “L.Kanakakis” Municipal Gallery

On the occasion of the two years after the death of the Curator of L.Kanakakis Municipal Gallery, Nota Karamanea, an event was realized dedicated to her (“L. Kanakakis” Municipal Gallery)

November, 25th: In the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention a speech on the subject: What an adolescent expects from his family?
The speeches were organized by the Municipality of Rethymnon and the Pedagogic Department of Preschool Education of Faculty of Sciences of Health. Speaker: Constantinos Korosis – Permanent Epicure Professor in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

Victor Koen's exhibition - Dark Peculliar Toys in CCA. Photographic group of students of the University of Crete - Rethymno, under the auspices of CCA.

December, 2nd: 2nd speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: Is there time? Speaker: Ioannis Tzavaras – Professor in the Pedagogic Department of Preschool Education of University of Crete

December, 16th: 3rd speech in the frame of the 3rd circle of Open Lectures of Reflection and Intervention on the subject: Education: Public or Private? Does there a dilemma exist? Speaker: Dimitris Karayiorgos – Permanent Epicure Professor in the Pedagogic Department of University of Crete

2008


The Association of Rethymnon in Attica «Arcadi» organized honorary event to Maria Marangou – Director of R.C.A. This event was realized in the spaces of the “L.Kanakakis” Municipal Gallery under the aegis of Municipality of Rethymnon

2007


Seminar on the subject: “Artistic jewel” (Katerina Mavrakaki)

In the frame of Christmas festive events of the Municipality of Rethymnon, Christmas tree decoration was manufactured in a traditional Christmas way by children of city (at the Workroom of Fine Art space)

2006


Participation to the Painting Competition of the Network Mesogeios SOS on the subject “All about a drop of water…”

Illustration of a publication was realized from the children of the Workroom of Fine Arts on behalf of the Cretan Symphonic Orchestra. The subject was related to the theatrical and musical action “Peter and the wolf”

A poster for the children’s’ Treasure Hunting of the Municipality of Rethymnon was made from the children of the Workroom of Fine Arts

Participation at the manifestations, which were organized for the “Day Against Drugs” from the Centre of Prevention Against Drugs (OKANA) at the marina of Rethymnon.

Naval Week in Rethymnon. The Workroom of Fine Arts of RCA participates with works of the children (Xenia hall, Rethymnon)

Participation to the International Sailing Competition “Regatta Odysail ‘06” with a pavilion of RCA at the marina of Rethymnon

Within the framework of the International Day of Museums a seminar on the subject: The young and puppet show (Amalia Peraki, Artist)

2005


In the framework of the Rethymnon carnival, the 5th Treasure Hunting Art venue took place, in the areas of the “L. Kanakakis” Municipal Gallery, for children in the second up to the sixth grade. The items sought were relevant to the art of sculpture (Nota Karamanea, Kouyioumoutzi Katerina)

Participation to the Painting Competition of the Network MESOGEIOS SOS on subject: “If I was a fish in the Mediterranean sea”

Participation to the “Day Against Racism” with a visual art action in co-ordination with the National Council of Youth, the Cretan Multicultural Association and the Pan Cretan Youth

2004


In the framework of the Rethymnon carnival, the 4th Treasure Hunting Art venue took place, in the areas of the “L. Kanakakis” Municipal Gallery, for children in the second up to the sixth grade. The items sought were relevant to the art of engraving (Nota Karamanea, Kouyioumoutzi Katerina)

Day conference organised in co-operation with the School of Education – Department of Primary Education of the University of Crete

Presentation of the book of Lefki Molfesi with the title: The day, which is called today by Melani editions

Practice of the students of the Vocational Constitution Centre – Association of Research and Communication (on the subject: Cultural Management of Museums – Management and Marketing of Museums) at the Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art

Participation in Day Conference entitled Rethymnon and We. Organised by Old Town Association at the Rethymnon Conservatoire (Nota Karamanea-Curator of R.C.A)

2003


Projection of the film Che Guevara, the man, the friend, the comrade

In the framework of the Rethymnon carnival, the 3rd Treasure Hunting Art venue took place, in the areas of the “L. Kanakakis” Municipal Gallery, for children in the second up to the sixth grade. The items sought were relevant to the various forms of art (Nota Karamanea, Kouyioumoutzi Katerina)

Participation in the Pépinières European Young Artists Exchange Scheme

Presentation of the biographical work of Costas Tsoklis, entitled. That’s all. Costas Tsoklis. Benakis Museum, Athens

Day conference entitled Inter-thematic Approach and the Flexible Zone, organised in co-operation with the School of Education – Department of Primary Education of the University of Crete and the “Elli Alexiou” association of primary school and preschool postgraduate teacher trainees

Participation in the international Museum day with a programme for primary school children on the subject: Children-Friends of the Museum (Nota Karamanea, Eusevia Michaelidou, Thodoris Raftopoulos, Yiannis Stefanakis)

A series of lectures on the subject The life and work of Domenicos Theotocopoulos (Nota Karamanea, Manolis Karterakis)

Lecture entitled Introduction to the History of Art, 19th and 20th century (Sophia Katopi)

2002


Within the framework of the artist, scene-painter Faedon Patrikalaki´s exhibition and the Rethymnian Carnival, R.C.A. organised the 2nd Artistic Treasure Game, at the Space “8”, for children 8 till 12 years old (Nota Karamanea, Kouyioumoutzi Katerina)

Participation at the educational seminar of the teachers of artisting lessons on the subject: The new facts at the Plastic Art subjects (Arapaki Xenia, Chassoula Charis, Choulaki Maria, Evangelou Costas)

Participation at the symposium realized for teachers on the subject: Traditional textile industry in Greece (Choulaki Maria - Korre Katerina)

Within the framework of the manifestations organizes for Cultural Olympiad, an International Pottery Festival was realized in Rethymnon in co-operation with the International Ceramic Art Review (IAC)

Symposium on the subject: Relish in art

Lecture entitled Introduction to the History of Art, 15th to 18th century (Sophia Katopi)

Participation in the "Apollonia" artists exchange scheme, including Cretan and Alsatian artists exploring the theme of the Labyrinth, in co-operation with the Centre Européen Actions Artistiques Contemporaines (CEAAC)

2001


Within the framework of Rethymnian Carnival R.C.A. organized the 1st Artistic Treasure Game, in the “L. Kanakakis” Gallery, for children 8 till 12 years old (Nota Karamanea, Kouyioumoutzi Katerina)

Lecture on the subject: Space and people (Manolis Kontaxakis, photographer)

Happening with the title: Ariston: The senses around a table

Lecture on the subject: Dominico´s Theotokopoulos life and work (Nota Karamanea, Curator of  “L. Kanakakis” Municipal Gallery)

Within the framework of the International Day of Museums programme on the subject: Clay in the house (Maria Choulaki-Voula Gounela-Phroso Bora-Tassos Triantaphylou)

Participation at the 19th General Conference of ICOM in Barcelona on the subject: The conjectural approach of works of art (Maria Choulaki)

2000


Screening from the 22nd Short Movies Festival of Drama. Co-operation with the Cultural Association of Rethymnon

Presentation of the catalogue of the “L.Kanakakis” Municipal Gallery Permanent Collection, Rethymnon

Presentation of the catalogue of the “L.Kanakakis” Municipal Gallery Permanent Collection, Benaki Museum-Athens

Exhibition with works of Nikos Alexiou - “Tzamia-Krystalla”, Chania. Under the auspices of the Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art

Seminar on the subject: City, Place of inspiration and Creation. Co-operation with the Centre G. Pompidou in Paris

Within the framework of the above seminar lecture on the subject: Urban planning progress of the city of Rethymnon (Stelios Patsoumas, Prospective Certificated Architect)

Lecture on the subject: Dominico´s Theotokopoulos life and work (Nadia Vlaxou, Post-graduate dissertation in History of Art)

Meeting on the subject: Thread-Texture-Clothing, Co-operation with the Maris Hotels, Hotel Candia Maris-Heraklion, Crete.

1999


A series of lectures on the subject: The movements of Neoclassicism and Romatism (Sophia Katopi, Archaeologist, Post-graduate dissertation in History of Art)

Lecture from Ángela María Arbeláez Arbeláez, teacher in History of Art in Colompian Universities on the subject: Art in Colombia. Alipio Jaramillo-The painter of the people

Participation at the annual exhibition meeting of the Workrooms of Fine Arts of the Net in Athens

Within the framework of the Revival Festival of Rethymnon exhibition of Dimitris Hantzopoulos. (co-operation: Revival Festival of Rethymnon-Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art- AGRA editions)

Participation at the Pépinières européenes pour jeunes artists - European Exchange Programme for Young Artists

A series of lectures on the subject: The modern movements in the beginning of the 20th century (Sophia Katopi, Archaeologist, Post-graduate dissertation in History of Art)

Within the framework of Art Athina 7 ’99, participation of R.C.A. in the round table on the subject: The position of Greece in the map of Europe

Participation at the annual meeting of Mayors and Artistic Directors of the National Cultural Urban Network in Veria-Greece

Ceramic seminar on the subject: The coffee shop in Rethymnon (Voula Gounela, ceramist-Phroso Bora, ceramist).

1998


A series of lectures on the subject: Rembrant and his era (Sophia Katopi, Archaeologist, Post-graduate dissertation in History of Art)

Within the framework of the Image and Icon exhibition: Two days of lectures on the subject: Photography at Bauhaus (Manolis Kondaxakis, Photographer)

Participation in the 2nd Pancretan Meeting of Educational Programme (Karoti-Rethymnon)

A series of lectures on the subject: Art in the Enlightenment and Goya (Sophia Katopi, Archaeologist, Post-graduate dissertation in History of Art)

Speech from Stelios Skopelitis, photographer, within the framework of the Photography class of R. C. A. Art Workshop

Regional seminar of photography on the subject: People and City
An organization of Rethymnon N.E.L.E., in cooperation with General Secretariat of Popular Education, R.C.A.  and Youth Centre of Rethymnon (Nikow Dimolitsas, teacher of photography)  

Within the framework of the With the Lyre and the Fiddlebow exhibition: Speech on the subject: The Cretan lyre and its metamorphoses (Lambros Liavas, ethnic musicologist)

Round table – Discussion on the subject: Travelling in Memory
Moderator: Aristea Vamvaka - Co-operation with the French Institute of Athens

Seminar on the subject: The teaching method of Bruno Munari and parallel to that, a lecture on the subject: Museums and art teaching in Italy. Co-operation with the International ceramics museum in Faenza (Voula Gounela - ceramist).

Organization hosting of the 2nd Meeting of Managers from European Regional Centres for Contemporary Art, in Rethymnon

Presentation of the book of Maria Antonakaki-Anastassaki with the title: When you are angry you are blue.

1997


Within the framework of the Traditional Masks and Masks of Worship from all over the World: Lecture on the subject: The mask man without the mask (Nikos Papageorgiou, ethnologist)

Two days seminar on the subject of: Construction of Cross,for the students of the Workshop of R.C.A. (Agg. Skourtis, artist)

Within the framework of the Zoggolopoulos, Katzourakis, Michaeledes exhibition: Lecture on the subject: The work of G. Zoggolopoulos (Sophia Katopi, Archaeologist, Postgraduate dissertation on the History of Art)

Greek-Canadian Inter-cultural Ceramics Symposium under the auspices of the Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art. Presentation of a collective work on the subject: Labyrinth

Participation in the 1st Meeting of Managers from European Regional Centres for Contemporary Art, in Strasbourg, on initiative of the Council of Europe. Parallel participation in a young European painters’ exhibition entitled: PICTURALE,EST, with works of Lila Polenaki

Seminar on the subject: Clay, New Gestures, New Practices Co-operation with the
Centre G. Pompidou in Paris (Maria Choulaki).
 
Participation in the 1st exhibition meeting of the Art Workshops of the Greek Network in Kozani

A series of lectures on the subject:

  1. Michelangelo and his era (Nota Karamanea, Archaeologist, Post-graduate dissertation in History of Art)
  2. Greco and his era (Nektarios Voltirakis, anthropologist, Post-graduate dissertation in History of Art)

1996


Lectures by the photographers Spiros Meletzis, Dimitris Tloupas, Kostas Balafas in the context of Identities exhibition.

In the context of Identities exhibition, seventy children learn the fundamentals of photography by exploring different subjects ("A Walk in the city", "Choosing an Image" and taking a picture on their favourite object of toy (Maria Choulaki-Antonis Christoforakis, photographers).

Four-day photography seminar by Platon Rivelis (Professor of Photography). An event organized by Rethymnon's N.E.L.E. in cooperation with C.C.A. and the Youth Centre of Rethymnon. 

"J. Spyropoulos: His Life and Work", speech by Mary Michailides (Art Historian), in the context of Jiannis Spyropoulos exhibtion.

"The work of J. Spyropoulos", lecture by Yiannis Papaioannou (Doctor of History of Art), in the context of Jiannis Spyropoulos exhibtion.

Artistic intervention (creation of a garden), in co-operation with the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre of Chania (Ronald Jones, Angelos Skourtis), in the context of Ronald Jones, Nakis Panayotidis, Thomas Ruff exhibition.

"The field of art as a ground for resistance" - A roundtable discussion, in the context of Polytropes - Crete exhibition.

Concert by “Loudovikos from Anogia” in Rethymno's L. Kanakakis Municipal Gallery.

"Modern Art", annual series of lectures by Marilena Georgiadou (Art Historian).

1995


"The Ephemeral: A Symposiac concept" (lecture by Tilemahos Moudatsakis), in the context of the Ephemeral exhibition.

"From Hagiography to Giant Posters", lecture by Aspasia Papadoperakis, in the context of the Painting Cinema exhibition.

"The Monakis Brothers: The Greek Pioneers of the Balkanic Cinema", book presentation by Christos Christodoulou, in the context of the Painting Cinema exhibition.

Première, book presentation by Zeta Kountouri, in the context of the Painting Cinema exhibition.

The artist G. Kouzounis reveals the secrets of his work using glass painting techniques, in the context of the Painting Cinema exhibition.

1994


"Ionian painting in the 18th &19th Century" (lecture by Manos Stefanidis, in the context of the Greek Painting: Ionian artist of the 18th & 19th Centuries exhibition).

"Play and plastic creation" (lecture by Dimitris Pierides, in the context of the Clay and Contemporary Visual Art exhibition).