XORKO Collaborative Arts Movement was a D.I.Y. arts collective, active between 2011 and 2015. It produced compilations with various music artists through collaboration based on D.I.Y., anti-profiteering and anti-sponsoring ethics, which it uploaded and distributed through SoundCloud.
While XORKO had held various art events since its formation, it received wider coverage after holding two non-profit music festivals at Arminou village on July 2012 and August 2013, ran by volunteers. It also published an experimental poetry-photography compilation, while it further released an electronic music CD, through open calls. It also organized and co-ordinated the conference 'Producing localities: Cultural Endeavours, towards a Cypriot paradigm', held in 2015 at ARTos Foundation in Nicosia.
Like any “Χορκό” (village) the goal is to create a community. In order to do that, we are creating a Collaborative Movement.
The community will create an environment where youth (or not) in Cyprus will have the oppurtunity to become educated about the local Art scene and interact through free collaborations. It is a chance to rejuvenate and create our own identity in the world as a Cypriot Art scene whether that is music, applied/fine arts, photography, performance, writing etc.
We believe in the new artists and youth, we feel that each one of us has the ability to create and share their knowledge and thoughts. Our artists will be able to put their ideas and on going projects so that others will hook up and start a collaboration.
This is a non-profit community. No one will get paid for their collaborations and no one will pay. This is not the place to be selfish or greedy, it a place to share and create. The money will be coming from donations or very cheap entrance for our festivals and events. All the money we'll manage to gather will go to the needs of the expansion of the website and for promoting new talents, like renting a recording studio for them to record their work.1)