NeMe (/ˈniːm/) is a non profit, Cyprus registered cultural NGO founded in November 2004. NeMe works on three platforms – a virtual, a permanent and an itinerant one – and focuses on contemporary theories and their intersection with the arts. With one of its major focuses on new media technologies, NeMe introduced a number of new media art genres to the Cypriot audience including:
- The first funding for video art in 2006
- The first VJ event performed in 2008
- The second video exhibition and the first in Limassol in 2008
- The first totally interactive exhibition in 2015
- The first algorave in 2015
- The first locative media exhibition in 2017
NeMe’s virtual platform resides in three websites:
news.neme.org is our legacy site previously residing on our main domain. It provided filtered cultural information which included filtered arts news and calls from the local and international art scene.
Our forum promotes and encourages public discussion for the arts but also hosts calls and arts information from our visitors.
The founders of NeMe are Helene Black, Yiannis Colakides and Konstantinos Sophocleous. NeMe has 23 members.
IMCA is an itinerant Independent Museum of Contemporary Art founded by NeMe in order to present exhibitions, performances, new media events, symposia etc. The form of the IMCA is determined as a practice or process by the nature of each project with the notion of the exhibition “space” being constantly revised and redefined. IMCA has no permanent residence, but instead is organized in a decentralized manner and realizes its projects in cooperation with different cultural institutions. Our collaborations include projects developed with the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol; Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Russia; Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany; Lanitis Foundation, Limassol, Cyprus; NCCA Moscow, Russia; NeMe Arts Centre; Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Cyprus; The Thursday Club, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; University of Nicosia, Cyprus; Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
IMCA is administered by NeMe and it is one of its platforms from which NeMe events are presented. This site lists the events which NeMe either organises or participates in. NeMe was founded in 2004 and is a Cypriot registered, non profit cultural NGO.
Since 2013 and cohering to one of our aims to support young cultural workers, NeMe is the hub organisation for the Cyprus representation of the European Cultural Parliament Youth Network.
We have been active for 13 years and to date we have initiated 43 event programmes, participated in 11, published 14 catalogues & books and organised and conducted numerous educational workshops for both children and adults, amateur and professional artists.
NeMe Arts Centre (NAC)
NAC is a permanent physical space which aims to promote a critical and interdisciplinary approach to the arts focused on research and cultural production. We support and encourage initiatives and dialogue that involve institutions, collectives, artists, scholars from the local and international communities. NeMe Arts Centre is a non-commercial exhibiting space. NeMe’s non-profit financial strategy relies exclusively on fund raising. The NeMe Arts Centre is administered by the NeMe Directors and Board Members.
Participation in our events
The combination of IMCA’s itinerant nature and NAC’s permanent space gives it a flexibility in both the type of events we organise and the way they are presented. Our exhibitions are always curated and the participants are selected by invitation and/or call for entries. If you wish to be informed about our activities do subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to be considered as an invited participant in one of our future events, send your catalogues/usb disks/dvds/cds/ or something about your work to:NeMe
Remember that we receive a great number of website links some of which are indeed great but there is no substitution to hard copies as those archives of artists’ catalogues and submissions are made available to curators and academics who live in, or visit Cyprus.
All NeMe organised activities listed on this website are provided free to the public, so sponsorship is an important source of funding. As a non-profit registered organization in Cyprus, NeMe receives grants and donations from a number of different sources, including government, corporates, small businesses and individuals.
Please contact us if you would be interested in sponsoring any of our future events or workshops. You will receive a credit on our printing material and press releases as well as having your website listed in our links page.
- For all their help for our projects
- To the 627 people and groups as well as the venue directors and our sponsors, all listed in our links page.
- To the 44 people who helped us with the coding and debugging our websites.
About this site
This site is NeMe’s first major ongoing project and has been on line since 27 February 2005.
Current editors of NeMe website are Yiannis Colakides and Helene Black.
All texts in this site are published with the permission of the authors and copyright to those, belongs to them. As such no text published in this site may be translated, reproduced, republished, photographed or stored on microfilm, in electronic databases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the authors. The views expressed in these texts do not necessarily reflect those of NeMe as an organisation or its members.
Despite careful scrutiny, NeMe and the editors do not guarantee the correctness, relevance or completeness of the information published on this website. In the case of material or non-material damages resulting from the use of the offered information, absolutely no liability claims directed at NeMe and/or the editors are to be asserted. NeMe and the editors reserve the right to change the website in its entirety or in part without notice, or to stop publishing entirely.
NeMe and/or IMCA are not responsible for external websites to which this site offers links. Although the editors examined these external webpages at the time of creating the link, we have no influence upon changes of address or content that may occur at a later time, and are also not in a position to verify them continuously. The supplier of the pages alone is liable for illegal or faulty content and information on such external websites.
Links to other websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. The listings in any part of this website in no way implies any form of endorsement by NeMe of the products or services provided by that linked site.
External links reside in various servers. This means that you may encounter some 404 or other errors.
As urls are updated or even change hands, the content of external linked sites may change dramatically and they may not include the content that originally prompted us to include them on our site.
Links to NeMe and/or any of our domains
NeMe does not authorise or prohibit links to its Web sites provided that any such links does not connote an endorsement by or affiliation with NeMe.
The NeMe websites including all sub-domains in neme.org automatically recognize the ip address, the browser version and platform and the referral page of most visitors, but not the e-mail address. It provides data about what users do on the site, but not who they are.
- We collect those for statistical purposes and as such a list of top referrers is maintained.
- In the case of spam referrers we ban both the IP and the website using server side rules.
- The e-mail addresses of those who wish to communicate with us are deleted unless their email requires an answer.
- The information we collect is only used to improve the content of this web site and is then discarded.
- It is never used not shared with other organizations or individuals for any commercial or other purposes.
The names and emails of those who subscribe to our newsletter are kept in a database and unsubscribe instructions are sent in every email we post from this site. There is a simple process for those who wish to unsubscribe and all their records are deleted should they do that.
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We do not partner with or have a special or any other relationship with any ad server companies.
NeMe which includes www.neme.org, news.neme.org and forum.neme.org is authored using customised open source software. We use punBB for the forum and the wonderfully versatile Textpattern CMS is used for the rest.
This website coheres to the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Whenever possible it tries to meet the highest standards set by the W3C.