The Cyprus College of Art is not a teaching college, and so we do not offer any formal or accredited courses. However we do offer two loosely-structured programmes for artists and art graduates, allowing you to spend time working on your art in Cyprus.
These programmes run to set periods annually, which are:
Postgraduate Certificate from September to December (three months) 900 euro
Postgraduate Certificate from January to April (three months) 900 euro
Postgaduate Diploma from September to April (six months). 1700 euro
There is no formal teaching on the programmes, but you will be asked to do three things:
Explore aspects of Cyprus of interest to you and allow those aspects to influence your work
Write a statement of 1000 to 2000 words explaining how Cyprus has influenced your work
Take part in group exhibitions (one for the Postgraduate Certificate and two for the Postgraduate Diploma) showing your work.
The nature of the exploration and influence of Cyprus is entirely up to you, but it could involve looking at the natural environment of Cyprus, its rich and complex cultural history, its contemporary artistic, cultural or political life and similar. Given the geographical location of Cyprus and its living and historical culture and heritage, this is an opportunity to really engage with some of the big questions in art.
However, these programmes are also an opportunity for you to discover (or rediscover) yourself as an artist. Perhaps you have been out of university or art school for some time and want an opportunity to re-engage with your art, or perhaps you are straight out of university and need a kind of ‘halfway house’ between the excess of assessment and structure in academia and the sometimes daunting freedom of the outside world.
Completion of the above tasks on the programmes leads to the award of either the Postgraduate Certificate in Fine Art or Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art as appropriate.
The environment at Lempa is low tech, but we welcome applications from artists and graduates of studio arts programmes specialising in any discipline. You will have to provide any specialist equipment yourself. You need to be self-sufficient and not have need of technicians to make your work or set everything up for you.
The course offers a spacious studio and basic accommodation.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.