Being one of the biggest victims of the current financial crisis, Greece has been mostly visible through the collapse of its economic and social systems, even though the reality is more complex than what is presented in the media. The cultural sector, and the contemporary performing arts in particular, have been badly hit, and beside rare exceptions, are surviving on pure enthusiasm and commitment. Even so, the arts sector is very much alive in the multiplicity of initiatives, in the exciting new art projects, in a new generation of artists and arts managers that are curious and open.