ARTE Music Academy is housed at Archontiko Technon (ARTE). ARTE is a traditional building constructed in 1915 and renovated in 1999 and was done with the specifications of a modern Music Education Institution.
It is in the centre of the Nicosia, within a walking distance from the old city, the central shopping area of the capital, next to ‘Elefthria Square’ and opposite the Leventis Gallery and the central bus station.
It constitutes one of the rare samples of the remarkable neoclassical architecture of Cyprus and consists of three levels:
- Ground Floor: The ornate leads to the Concert Hall which is surrounded by supplementary spaces and teaching rooms.
- First Floor: 6 teaching rooms and a library are formed around the main entrance hall, reception area.
- Semi Basement: 3 longitudinal areas and a kitchenette lead to the patio and garden.
The educational contribution of the Concert Hall is extremely important since it provides the students with the chance to apply, in a practical manner, they theoretical knowledge they gained during their lessons and lectures. They gain valuable experience as musicians through performing in the Concerts that take place in the Concert Hall or through critical listening of other students or performing musicians. The Concert Hall houses concerts, recitals and other music events organised by a number of cultural organisations in which musicians with established careers come to perform These events offer great opportunities for the students to listen to other musicians.
The Concert Hall follows all the necessary specifications for correct acoustics on the basis of a specialized acoustic study of the Hall.
ARTE Music Academy has a specialized lending library, dedicated exclusively to music. The library contains a large number of Greek and English academic books, journals, music scores and study scores. It also houses a rich and varied audio-visual collection (CD s and DVDs) that includes rare recordings.
The students and teachers can use the library facilities to sit and study and to listen to music.