Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus

ABOUT

The European Mediterranean Art Association, EMAA, and the Rooftop Theater Group are cooperating in the EU funded project “Confrontation Through Art: Contemporary Art as an Instrument for Reconciliation in Cyprus”, 2014-2017

FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION

“Confrontation through Art” project is funded by the European Union under the Cypriot Civil Society in Action programme and implemented by EMAA and Rooftop

EUROPE MEDITERRANEAN ART ASSOCIATION (EMAA)

EMAA is a young, non-profit and dynamic association which aims to gather people under the unifying and enriching framework of contemporary art. Read more

About Confrontation Through Art

The two non-profit associations of EMAA and Rooftop, both earning years of experience in bi-communal and international activities, are cooperating in a 30-month long project, funded by the European Union under the Cypriot Civil Society in Action programme.

 
The main objective of this new project is to contribute to enhancing reconciliation, peaceful co-existence, tolerance and creative problem-solving awareness and skills of diverse segments of Cypriot communities through Contemporary Art.


The project aims to bring young and adult artists of the two Cypriot communities together to discuss, produce and express their views on the Cyprus problem and other societal problems they face. Further to the Cypriot perspective, local artists will be asked to work closely together with artists from Greece, Turkey and other European countries, thus opening up to different perspectives.

The project also aims to work with children and young people from rural areas across Cyprus, in providing them with the space and skills to work, express collectively, produce together and build trust and understand “the other” through contemporary Art.