Commercial companies in Europe are increasingly aware that to invest in your community is to invest in your business. This is why they are forming mutually beneficial sponsorship relationships with arts organisations. The arts offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the creativity of our society. Supporting a cultural organisation is a wonderful way to contribute in an important way to the flourishing of cultural life in Cyprus and the cultural education of its youth.
Commercial benefits include:
We have supporting the Pharos Arts Foundation for over 10 years now and our association with them has elevated our status considerably within the community.
The Foundations continuing support and promotion of culture on the Island over the past 20 years is immeasurable and has raised our cultural status considerably on an international level
Supporting the Pharos Arts foundation gives me an immense feeling of satisfaction and belonging.
Corporate Contributors receive the following benefits:
Corporate Sponsors receive the following benefits:
The Pharos Corporate Circle members receive the following benefits:
Corporate Patrons receive the following benefits:
Companies can choose to support a specific concert of particular interest. Sponsoring specific events offers an attractive opportunity to reach a specific target audience or associating yourself with the promotion of the music or art of a country with which your company has important connections. In addition, it contributes to the education of the next generation of Cypriots by sponsoring our community.
If you are interested in these opportunities we would be delighted to discuss our forthcoming programmes with you and provide detailed accounts and expenditure estimates of the events that you wish to sponsor. Please contact our office on for further information.
The Pharos Arts Foundation accepts monetary contributions designated for the funding of a given expense or one of its specific programmes or projects. Supporters can also set up endowment funds which will benefit the Pharos Arts Foundation in perpetuity. The income from such a fund is used to support the purpose designated by the donor or by the management of the Pharos Arts Foundation to cover a recurrent expense. See examples below.
The Pharos Arts Foundation is happy to accept contributions in kind. Most contributions of this type are for office equipment or costs associated with specific events. Sponsorship in kind offers an opportunity to advertise and increase awareness of your product in a very effective way. Contributors are visibly acknowledged in printed materials or at the venue depending on the type of contribution. Contributions in kind of services or materials are recognised as the equivalent of their monetary value and are acknowledged in the same fashion as other contributions.
The Pharos Arts Foundation also accepts donations of assets such as shares, bonds and property, which may be sold and reinvested in agreement with the donor for a pre-agreed funding purpose.
No less than 30 events in Cyprus and abroad.
The Pharos Arts Foundation aims variety as well as quality. From intimate chamber concerts to striking orchestral concerts, from jazz music to exciting Capoeira dance shows, from visual art exhibitions to lectures, seminars and screenings of rare films and documentaries, the Pharos Arts Foundation has something to offer for every taste.
The majority of our events are held in The Shoe Factory, situated in the old part of Nicosia, near the buffer zone. The Pharos Arts Foundation aims to revitalize this beautiful and historic section of the capital city by attracting a wide and diversified audience. Concerts at The Shoe Factory are characterized by a unique feeling of intimacy: a venue situated in the ‘run down’ part of Nicosia that offers the audience the unique opportunity to sit within an amazing proximity to world famous artists and experience performances in a venue, quite frankly, like no other.
The Olive Grove in Delikipos is a world-class, open-air concert venue, which aims to deliver quality concerts in a relaxed and alternative way so that intimacy is developed between the artists and the audience. The venue is surrounded by the idyllic forest of Delikipos and is adorned with wooden decks, shallow pools of water, zen landscaping and a uniquely atmospheric lighting. The audience can relax on the chairs, blankets and pillows with a glass of wine. Our vision is to make music and art less intimidating for our audience without compromising quality and vision.
The International Pharos Chamber Music Festival is held in The Royal Manor House in Kouklia, Palaipaphos. This is one of the finest surviving monuments of Frankish architecture on the island and an unparalleled venue for intimate chamber music performances. The building also houses an archaeological museum, which records the rich history of human activity in the region from about 2800 BC to the present day. The Royal Manor House, which is part of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s ‘Aphrodite’s Cultural Route’, is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Palaipaphos, or Old Paphos, was a city-kingdom of Cyprus and one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centres of the ancient Greek world. It was the site of a famous sanctuary of Aphrodite, the oldest remains of which date back to the 12th century BC.
Contributions are fully tax deductible under Cyprus law. All contributions can be deduced in their entirety from the supporter’s annual income tax. The Pharos Arts Foundation is a Cyprus registered charitable Pharos Arts Foundation registered with the Supreme Court of Cyprus by Deed No 91 deposited in the Supreme Court.
Yes. We would be delighted to discuss your ideas.
Yes. Sponsorship in kind offers an opportunity to advertise and increase awareness of your product in a very effective way. Contributions in kind of services or materials are recognised as the equivalent of their monetary value and are acknowledged in the same fashion as other contributions.
The Pharos Arts Foundation is established since 1998. If arts, education and cultural growth is the cause you want to contribute to, the Pharos Arts Foundation is certainly the best way to go. Not only will your company contribute to the flourishing of cultural life in Cyprus and the cultural education of its youth, but it will also receive a number of corporate benefits. For as little as EUR2,000.00, your company’s brand profile and public image will be significantly promoted.
You can receive all information about the Pharos Arts Foundation’s income sources, administrative costs and fund-raising sources by taking a look at the Foundation’s annual report. Please contact our offices for a copy of the annual report.
The Pharos Arts Foundation welcomes applications from volunteers who offer their services for any length of time. If you are interested in any of these or have other ideas you would like to discuss with us, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Our vision is to expand the activities of the Pharos Arts Foundation by creating the Pharos Centre for Art, Culture and Dialogue in a beautiful setting of ancient olive groves and pine forest at Delikipos. The Centre will provide space for the visual and performing arts as well as a library and accommodation for visiting artists, writers, composers, musicians, and thinkers from all disciplines and backgrounds.
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