Organisations operating under the arms-length principle are active in the field of international cultural co-operation, in fields as diverse as the organisation of cultural events and festivals, the translation of literary works, the diffusion of the Greek language, and cultural heritage preservation, e.g. European Cultural Centre of Delphi, the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, the National Centre for the Book, and the European Centre of Byzantine Monuments. Independent not-for-profit foundations such as the Alexandros A. Onassis Foundation, and some large private companies, have also been active in financially supporting international cultural exchange events, such as blockbuster travelling exhibitions, concerts and festivals.
One hundred and forty six cultural institutions and organisations working in the fields of education, youth, arts, environment, human rights, democracy research and cultural heritage are members of the Greek Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation coordinated by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture that offers access to cooperation with other partners in the EuroMed area. Moreover different organisations form part of European cultural networks such as IETM, European Festivals Association, ENCATC, etc.
The Directorate of Music of the Ministry of Culture participates at the WOMEX exhibition dedicated to world music while supporting the participation of Greek groups and artists in it. The next WOMEX is going to take place in autumn 2012 in Thessaloniki.