Company/Organization Name: 
Open Up project
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Description/Useful Info: 

Open Up is a cultural project (2020-2023), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme that aims to bring to the surface and promote underrepresented artists, designers, craftspeople and performers located in the seven cities of the partner organisations. It furthermore aims to establish sustainable art practises amongst them, by providing the participants with training and knowledge through the project’s various actions, which include laboratories, workshops, festivals and exhibitions. Open Up intents to empower creators to develop their skills, present their works and create a new business model frameworks, which will enable them to sustain their work even after the end the project.

Training/Seminar Title: 
Design Lab
Training/Seminar description: 

Open Call for participation in the Design Lab

This all-inclusive workshop is part of the Open Up project & will guide its participants through the process of industrial design with the final aim of the team collectively creating a marketable product/ service.  Participants will enter a European network of artists and professional trainers and will have the opportunity to make connections in Cyprus and abroad. All participants will receive a certificate of participation at no cost.

The workshop will take place at NiMAC (19, Palias Ilektrikis, 1016 Nicosia), which is located in the Old City Centre of Nicosia. There will be three different cohorts: March – May 2021,  October – December 2021, April – June 2022. Participation is free of charge.

Profile of Participants:

  • Have any level of crafts knowledge (including a creative ability and a hands-on experience)
  • Preferably have a design background, however artists from other fields are also welcome
  • Have a design awareness
  • Have a business, planning and marketing background (optional)
  • Be willing to build and maintain positive relationships and to share information with others
  • Have determination to achieve an end result, optimism and enthusiasm when things do not go to plan
  • A three-month availability during weekends
  • Good knowledge of the English Language
  • Be over 18 years old

To apply:

Please email us at with the Subject of the email being “Design Lab Application”, with (1) a short biography/ CV, indicating your relevant knowledge, qualifications and skills in the field & (2) send us a short statement saying why you are interested in applying.

Total Duration: 
24 Days
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More Information(download document): 
PDF icon Open Up Design Lab Eng.pdf