THE FIRST EVER FEMALE ARTIST EXPO CYPRUS
On 3rd April in Paphos, a select number of female artists displayed their Art at the first ever Female Artist Expo. Interestingly, the participants were residents in Cyprus from Britain, Scotland, Romania, Slovakia, Holland, Germany and Russia, making the Expo not only unique for female artists, but cosmopolitan too.
The work on display reflected the high level of creative talents by female artists who have worked in Cyprus on commercial and private commissions. A Group has now been formed known as FITA – Females In The Arts; which will aim to represent females in the arts in unison. The Group will provide marketing opportunities for female artists with exhibitions, awards, events and corporate networking, aiming for global interest.
Females in the Arts was launched aiming to promote and celebrate females within the creative disciplines. Females established in the arts in Cyprus are welcome to join the Foundation, contributing and communicating their talents to likewise minded creative individuals, by exchanging ideas to develop the arts in Cyprus, generating awareness and strength in a united force.
Events, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, talks and regional delegations will be planned for members with a website regularly updated with news and a blogging-system for member-support. The website will have extended benefits for members to promote projects, providing a communication link.
Additionally, approved members will be provided with a link to their website or a page created. Each Artist will be tracked by genre, media and style. The website will form a resource for anyone searching for artists or artistic services which will be a great way of promoting an artist’s work. The aim eventually will be to get the site visible outside of Cyprus which will attract more established female artists as a global network.
A future Female Artist Expo is planned for Nicosia in September 2010. Expo’s in Paphos and Nicosia will be annual events.
Female artists folios and contact details can be viewed on www.femaleartistscyprus.com
and details of FITA Membership can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org
FITA Founder: Janice Ruffle
FITA Corporate Sponsor: BNI Cyprus
FITA Patron: Yiannis Hadjiloizou, President Cyprus Music Academy
FITA Charity Support: Sunflower Campaign/STIGMA
Photography Accreditation: Jim Crow
PR Release 11/04/2010