Aegeanale is an international platform of art and culture created in 2012. Its fundamental goals are to highlight the Aegean, as a region of inspiration, creativity, and intercultural dialogue, and to map the archipelago as a complex destination with cultural interest. Aegeanale’s program is structured upon two different focal points: The principal focus is on a series of international projects from the contemporary art scene that travel to various locations around the Aegean Sea, constructing tourist routes of cultural interest. The secondary focus is on a visual arts residency program on several islands of the Aegean, transforming the region into a unique “open-air gallery”. The summer of 2013 was selected as the starting point of the first strategic initiative, while the residency program began in Spring-Summer of 2014.