The Nicosia Pop Up Festival, an organisation of the Nicosia Municipality in collaboration with the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation [NiMAC], is back once again in Nicosia, at the revamped Makarios Avenue and in the old town, aiming to showcase and promote creative and innovative ideas in various fields, and test them in real market conditions.
City Plaza Mall, Makarios III Avenue in the centre of Nicosia | 10–31 December 2021
OPENING HOURS: Monday-Sunday 11:00-20:00
Theatro Polis – OPAP, old city | 26 November – 31 December 2021
See programme below
As you are aware, as part of the capital’s new urban planning and specifically the commercial triangle project, the Municipality of Nicosia has proceeded to the Makarios III Avenue revamp, looking toward a more sustainable, smart and human city. The main objective of the festival, which has been identified as best practice at European level for creative industries, remains the support of the local community. The festival furthermore aims to gather in to the commercial centre of Nicosia everything innovative, inventive and creative that exists today, in the fields of young entrepreneurship, entertainment, culture and education.
Innovation – Commerce – Art – Education – Food and Drink service – Music
The main criterion for selecting the proposals will be innovation in products, services and practices. For this year’s festival, NTB (Nicosia Tourism Board) in its effort to strengthen culturally creative enterprises, will award a prize of best participation worth 500 euros in the category Innovation in Culture and Creativity, as well as the prize of best participation worth 500 in the category Trade in Culture and Creativity. The proposals that will be distinguished will be awarded in a special ceremony that will take place during the Nicosia Pop Up Festival 2021.