Cultural and Educational Programmes
Throughout the year, the Pharos Arts Foundation
presents several cultural and educational programmes that are characterized
by a strong commitment to artistic excellence and the creative process.
Having established worldwide reputation, the Foundation's Concert and
Recital Series presents a number of internationally-acclaimed soloists and
music ensembles. The Cyprus Artists Series which is presented
concurrently with the Concert and Recital Series, is dedicated to the
promotion and support of leading musicians of Cypriot ancestry, as well as
musicians residing and pursuing a career in Cyprus. The Series is also
committed to the support of Cypriot composers and features premieres of
commissioned new works. The musical year culminates each May with the
International Pharos Chamber Music Festival held at venues in Nicosia
and Paphos. The Pharos Arts Foundation has recently introduced the
International Contemporary Music Festival, the mission of which is to
propagate the music of 20th and 21st centuries and present contemporary
works and newly-commissioned compositions.
The Music Education Series presents activities, such as educational
concerts, master-classes and workshops, for the benefit of students of state
and private schools from different ethnic, religious and cultural
backgrounds, promoting music as a non-verbal expression vehicle which
transcends the boundaries of language.
The Visual Arts Programme features contemporary art exhibitions by
distinguished international artists working in all ranges of media; the
Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art hosts major contemporary art exhibitions,
acting as a space where artists can create and present their work.
Exhibition catalogues on the hosted artists, as well as other monographs and
books on contemporary art and photography are published by Pharos
The Lecture Series serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas by
influential thinkers on issues of global importance. Through the Pharos Arts
Foundation's Residency Programme, artists, writers, musicians, scholars and
composers are invited to Cyprus with the aim of creating new work and
presenting a number lectures, workshops and masterclasses.
Finally, the annual Brazilian Culture Month presents a series of
events showcasing aspects of Brazilian culture through art, music, dance,
films and lectures.