The Pharos Arts Foundation
The Pharos Arts Foundation is a non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to the promotion of a wide range of activities in the fields of the humanities and the arts.
Using Cyprus – uniquely positioned on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa and a member of the European Union situated on its south-eastern boundary – as its main venue, the Pharos Arts Foundation draws on the island’s unique heritage and location, offering a vehicle for increased interaction and intercultural dialogue between Europe, and the rest of the world.
The Foundation presents cultural and educational programs that are characterized by a strong commitment to artistic excellence and the creative process. The Foundation has established an international reputation for its Concert and Recital Series that takes places throughout the year by a great number of renowned soloists, chamber music ensembles and chamber orchestras. 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.
Since 2001, the Foundation has been organizing the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival, which has established itself as the most important annual music event in Cyprus, and has gained an international reputation for its quality concerts and magnificent settings. In 2009, the Foundation introduced theInternational Pharos Contemporary Music Festival, the mission of which is to propagate the music of 20th and 21st centuries and to present contemporary works and newly-commissioned compositions. The Festival has presented over 100 Cyprus and world premieres by a number of exceptionally gifted contemporary composers from Cyprus and all over the world.