Cyprus Handcrafted Heritage – Classes with BE OPEN and CVAR attended by 160 children from the Southern and Northern Cyprus

Over two days of April 22 and 23, the Centre of Visual Arts and Research in Nicosia welcomed 160 schoolchildren from the public schools of both the Southern and Northern parts of the island who took part in the educational sessions organized by BE OPEN Foundation dedicated to Cyprus Handcrafted Heritage.

This initiative was devised with the aim of popularization and preservation of traditional Cyprus fabric production techniques. Each session consisted of a lecture on craft-related entrepreneurship and a master-class of traditional Cypriot weaving.


BE OPEN Art announces the Artist of the Year 2023

BE OPEN Art, an online gallery designed by Elena Baturina’s BE OPEN think tank, is happy to announce the Artist of the Year 2023, selected by the majority of votes among the monthly ratings.

BE OPEN congratulates the talented Jean D’amour Imanishimwe, a Rwandan visual artist. A graduate of the Nyundo School of Arts. Since 2017, he is the co-founder of HUZA ARTS RWANDA gallery whose objective is to give a platform to young local artists to exhibit and sell their artworks.


BE OPEN think tank supports youth empowerment in the energy sector at SES2023 and COP 28

As a partner of the Student Energy Summit (SES 2023), BE OPEN had the honour of addressing 650 young people from over 100 countries who gathered at the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). They participated in the international and interdisciplinary programme that strives to prepare young people for a career in the energy transition, showcasing underrepresented voices in the energy space and empowering youth to build important relationships with peers and industry professionals.


BE OPEN congratulates the winner of #BEOPENEverydayArt open call that celebrates everyday creativity and artistic vision

#BEOPENEverydayArt was dedicated to celebrating people’s innate creativity that manifests itself in little things that make the reality around us more beautiful, personalized and unique in our own ways. The way we serve our breakfast, style our clothes, decorate our rooms, adjust our workplaces, make pictures of what catches our eye in the streets – all that shows our unique vision of the world.


BE OPEN Art congratulates the winners of the Regional Art Competition in Southeast Asia

BE OPEN Art, an online art gallery set up by BE OPEN think tank, a humanitarian initiative founded by international businessperson and philanthropist Elena Baturina, is running a new competition for emerging artists, aimed to support those whose art best represents their regional, cultural and ethnic identities – BE OPEN Regional Art.


BE OPEN Art launches the last stage of the regional competition in 2023 to support emerging artists of Central Africa

With the beginning of year 2023, BE OPEN expert community team started selecting those of the artists who best represent the artistic tradition of a certain region to feature in the BE OPEN Art gallery and offer them greater visibility.

The fourth stage of the programme this year covers the countries of Central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic – Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé & Principe.