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Centre for Visual Arts and Research


Project Facts

Project objective: Cultural heritage restored, renovated and protected
Project promoter: Costas and Rita Severis Foundation
Type of institution: Foundation
Project number: CY02-0002
Target group(s): Students, Non governmental organisation,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 1,886,982
Final project costs: € 1,886,982
From EEA Grants: € 613,647
The project is carried out in: Cyprus

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This is a project under the programme: EEA Programme

Summary of project results


The project was needed to provide a common platform for the exploration of the Islands cultural heritage through visual and creative arts. More specifically, to restore, renovate and protect cultural heritage and to became a forum of research, discussion and events related to education and culture in the framework of reconciliation, peaceful coexistence and understanding among all the communities of Cyprus. In order to achieve the planned results the following steps were taken: -Design, construction and operation of an art gallery/museum and a research centre that houses a unique collection of paintings, books, costumes and memorabilia all related to Cyprus and its history. -Staff was hired (assistance general manager, librarian, executive secretary, accountant, entrance/shop attendant, quart and cleaner). -There was a preparation of material, stocking up the retail shop etc. -Purchase and installation all (primarily) movable items needed to operate the project e.g. office desks, office equipment etc. -IT component including digitization. -Targeted publicity actions. What was achieved: -Enabled all communities in Cyprus to increase their understating and respect of Cyprus common cultural heritage. -Encouraged young people across Cyprus to learn about the religious, social, political and cultural history of Cyprus. -Promoted the importance of visual and creative arts to young people across Cyprus. -Presented the work, perception and experiences of international artists to the people of Cyprus.


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