The “arTwins in Open Spaces” is a residency project which is based on the Open Air Factory concept and listed in the Pafos2017 Programme. Artists are invited to participate in this project in order to find common ways of expression and create art works in open spaces.


Young artists and creators are invited to suggest innovative styles, to discuss and to exchange ideas and thoughts, so as to create art works in Pafos. A total of ten (10) selected artists, two (2) from Cyprus and eight (8) from abroad will form groups of two (2) people each and will start working from a distance. Since these artists will come from different countries and will undoubtedly have different backgrounds, they will have to use the only thing they have in common; the language of the visual arts in order to communicate and collaborate with each other for the completion of the art works.

Young artists living in cities of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, will be given the opportunity to explore and to cultivate ways of connection and exchange, and also to explore common ways of communication on individual and collective matters of concern.



Artists working in painting, sculpture, new media, installations and architecture, are strongly encouraged to participate and present a collaboration proposal with other artists.

These collaborations will result in art works exhibited in Pafos just after the program is completed in 2017 and the art works will remain in open spaces even after the closing of the exhibition.



Each participant will receive 1000 Euros as compensation for the period of preparation and production of the works. Technical support will also be covered during the construction of the works, and in addition curating assistance will be provided during the exhibition. Further, all participants will be offered accommodation on a half board basis.

The residency will last 15 days during August 2017 and it and will be held in a designated space in Pafos.



Please subscribe by April 30, 2016, via email at the following e-mail address: with subject “arTwins Residency Programme” and attach the following:

  1. Short biography in English.
  2. Work samples (maximum 5 works).

The artists will be selected and the groups will be formed by a Committee of the Pafos2017 Organization and the results will be announced on June 30, 2016.

Late applications will not be taken in consideration.

For more information, please contact us at the aforementioned e-mail address or call us on 26 932017.

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