If you are an artist, art student or other creative practitioner, the Cyprus College of Art can offer you studio space and living accommodation in one of the most historic and culturally vibrant parts of the world, from one week up to a whole year.
We are not a college in the sense of a teaching institution: instead we are a studio space, with some basic living accommodation, which attracts creative people from around the world.
The College was founded in 1969 by the distinguished Cypriot painter Stass Paraskos
Stass died in March 2014, but his vision of a space for artists, art students and art lovers to come together, share studio space and enjoy the simple act of making art lives on.
The College is located in the village of Lempa, located about 4 kilometres north of the historic town of Paphos. When it was founded in 1969 the College was located in the city of Famagusta. It moved to Paphos after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, which was then a deserted village. Stass, his wife Mary, and numerous artists from all over the world came to live and work at the College, and began turning Lempa from an "ghost village" with a population of 10 people, into the vibrant living community it is today.