Cyprus Mail

Diversity united

By Maria Gregoriou

The second Diversity Arts Festival, exhibiting art by non-Cypriots, is scheduled for next April but the organiser, the University of Nicosia, is already inviting artists whose country of origin is not Cyprus, to consider exhibiting their creations within this innovative and very diverse event.

Work in any medium can be exhibited, including photography, painting, drawing, video, print and sculpture. The coming together of all these artistic types aims to provide a platform for artists not born in Cyprus but residing on the island who often lack exposure, and also to provide a setting for different cultures and communities living in Cyprus to receive as much exposure as possible, showcasing lesser-known or different perspectives on the island.

The larger goals of the festival are to raise awareness about diversity and respect for difference in the community, thus promoting a culture of peace. The festival will take place at Famagusta Gate and Famagusta Moat in Nicosia between April 21-27.
The programme will consist of an exhibition by the Art and Design Society of the University of Nicosia and an exhibition of works from those artists whose work will be selected from the open call. These will include literary readings, academic presentations, and musical performances, which will be presented throughout the week within Famagusta Gate.

The musical segment of the festival will take place on Friday, April 24 at the Moat where arts and crafts as well as food and beverage vendors will be selling their products.

All those interested in participating in the exhibition should send a short biography with reference to their country of origin, a brief description of their work that is no longer than 150 words, and three to four sample images of what you would like to exhibit by March 1, 2015 to Christos Galatis at [email protected]

Decisions regarding participation will be made by April 1, 2015. Artists included in the exhibition will pay a commission charge of 10 per cent.

For more information regarding the 1st Diversity Arts Festival:

Open Call for Art
Open call for art in any media by non-Cypriots living on the island to participate in the the second Diversity Arts Festival. Send a brief description of your work (up to 150 words), and three to four

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