The workshop entitled "Digital Culture and Artistic Creation: The Greek Experience" is organized within the framework of the European Thematic Network artnouveau which is funded by the European Commission (Information Society Technology programme of the 5th Framework Programme). The Network aims at defining new user-centered approaches to experience arts and culture in a lively, individual and user-friendly way. In a more general perspective, the network seeks to establish a platform for information exchange and discussion about opportunities of advanced information technologies for the artistic and cultural application domain.

The consortium of the artnouveau network consists of the following members: Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW/Greece), Computer Graphics Center (ZGDV/Germany), Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (IGD/Germany), VICOMTech (VIC), University of Minho (UM/Portugal), University of Deusto (UD/Portugal), San Sebastian City Museum (MST/Spain), Centro de Computacao Grafica (CCG/Portugal).

The Foundation of the Hellenic World has organized the national artnouveau network comprising many prestigious institutions with a significant role for the protection and promotion of cultural heritage and the arts.