Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative (PCAI) is a cultural organization focusing on increasing environmental awareness through an annual programme of commissions, contemporary art exhibitions, artist residencies, performances conferences, and workshops. PCAI was founded in 2014 by Athanasios Polychronopoulos, CEO and founder of Polygreen network of environmental companies, as a result of his genuine belief that art is the best tool to stimulate dialogue about critical environmental issues. Through its annual programme, aligned with the United Nations’ SDGs, the organization forms a comprehensive cultural spectrum while being committed to raising environmental awareness through art. An endeavour to foster creativity, to inspire, to educate on sustainable practices and to ultimately be part of the change. Since 2021 PCAI has been an official nominator for the Earthshot Prize, the significant environmental award established by the Royal Foundation of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

PCAI implements its objectives through three areas of activity: its Art Collection and its Cultural Projects and Support.

The PCAI Art Collection is based on commissions and acquisitions of moving image and contemporary art. During commissions PCAI provides artists with the means and resources to create an artwork inspired by urgent environmental, sociological and philosophical issues. The organisation invites artists to reflect upon the anthropocene’s impact on our planet and investigate waste sources, sustainable and circular practices and new environmental itineraries while retaining their absolute freedom of expression and critical inquiry. PCAI Projects are all the activities that fall within the organization’s foundational aim, including exhibitions, commissions, artist residencies, creative synergies, publications, performances, screening events, talks, online shows, conferences and educational workshops. PCAI Support refers to the organisation’s engagement, support and contribution to other artistic initiatives that share its vision and environmental concerns.

PCAI is a member of the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art (IACCCA), whereas its cultural projects and collaborations have been awarded on many occasions.


PCAI has supported, collaborated or been connected with various international festivals and organisations including:

Aisxylia Festival Eleusis
Art 2030
Art Athina International Art Fair
Asian Arts Biennial
Athens Concert Hall
Athens Digital Arts Festival
Athens International Airport
Athens International Film Festival
Athens School of Fine Arts
Barcelona University
B&E Goulandris Foundation
Benaki Museum Athens
Berlinale International Film Festival
Bienal de São Paulo
British Council
Climate Change Conference Athens
Climate Story Lab UK
Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (CACT)
Corporate Art Awards
Design Overview In Tirana (DOIT)
Diomedes Botanic Garden
Directorate of Primary Education of Fokida
Earthshot Prize
Eleusis European Capital of Culture 2023
European Independent Film Festival Paris
Expo Dubai 2020
Fidelity Art Collection
Festival du Nouveau Cinema of Montreal
Gallery Climate Coalition
Generational Symbiosis
Glasgow Short Film Festival
Greek Company of Environment and Culture
Greek Ministry of Education
Greek Ministry of Culture
Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA)
House of Cyprus (Cultural Centre of the Cyprian Embassy)
Institut Français de Grèce
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art (IACCCA)
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Kino der Kunst International Festival Munich
Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival
Kunsthalle zu Kiel
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Lahore Biennale
L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora
LOOP Barcelona
Locus Athens
Ludwig Museum
Municipal Theatre of Piraeus
Municipality of Torres Vedras (Portugal)
Municipality of Tilos
Museum of Greek Costume
Mu.ZEE Ostend
National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST)
Ocean Archive
Onassis Foundation
Panorama of Ecological Films
Posidonia Events
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Rodeo Gallery
Rotterdam Film Festival
Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Biennial
Sea Days Piraeus (European Maritime Day)
Syros International Film Festival (SIFF)
State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Stronger Peripheries: A Cultural Coalition
Takis Foundation
Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF)
Thessaloniki Port Authority SA
Tilt Platform
Triple COPs Geneva
TBA21 Academy
Venice Biennale


PCAI has collaborated with a number of international artists since its establishment in 2014 including:

Adrián Balseca
Anna Pangalou
Afroditi Psarra
Agnieszka Polska
Andrew Norman Wilson
Almagul Menlibayeva
Angelo Plessas
Anja Kirschner
Ariana Papademetropoulos
Aris Papadopoulos
Basel Abbas
Bianca Kennedy
Campus Novel
Charly Nijehnson
Chris Kraus
Chrysanthi Koumianaki
Colin Chinnery
Constantinos Vittis
Danae Stratou
Dimitra Ioannou
Efi Spyrou
Eleni Bagaki
Eleni Panouklia
Emilia Bouriti
Ermira Goro
Eva Giannakopoulou
Eva Kotatkova
Eva Papamargariti
Eva Stefani
Evan Ifekoya
Evi Kalogiropoulou
George Drivas
Helle Siljeholm
I broke the vase
Ira Schneider
Iria Vrettou
Irini Karayannopoulou
James Bridle
John Akomfrah
Jonian Bisai
Katerina Zacharopoulou
Kathleen Hanna & the Julie Ruin
Kim Yip Tong
Kyriaki Goni
Korakrit Arunanondchai
Kosmas Nikolaou
Leda Papaconstantinou
Lito Kattou
Loukia Alavanou
Manthia Diawara
Margarita Athanasiou
Maria Varela
Marina Velisioti
Marcin Liminowizc
Markus Hanakam
Martha Pasakopoulou
Manolis D. Lemos
Matthias Fritsch
Michel Delsol
Mika Rottenberg
Natalia Papadopoulou
Natasa Efstathiadi
Navine G. Khan Dossos
Petros Moris
Phoebe Giannisi
Polonca Lovšin
Resolve Collective
Rindon Johnson
Roswitha Schuller
Ruanne Abou Rahme
Sasha Velour
Saskia Olde Wolbers
Selina Nwulu
Sidsel Meineche Hansen
Sophia Al-Maria
Sotiris Tsiganos
Swan Collective
Trang Ha
Urban Act
VASKOS (Vassilis Noulas & Kostas Tzimoulis)
Vassiliki-Maria Plavou
Vassilis Karouk
VIGIL (Despina Sanida-Krezia & Fotini Stamatelopoulou)
Wu Tsang
Zissis Kotionis