Clymene Christoforou

Founding board member

Clymene has a long history of international cultural development, working with artists, cultural organisations, communities and policy makers. She has led on a number of international cultural programmes including Contested Desires, a Creative Europe programme that explores perspectives on European colonisation and ACT (Artists Connecting in Transition), supporting artists in exile in the UK, Cyprus, Turkey and Jordan.

Clymene is well networked across the European cultural field. She is an active member (former presidium member) of Culture Action Europe and through her position she advocates putting art and culture at the heart of public debate and decision-making; she has put this into practice through her work as trainer for the British Council to develop cultural partnerships between the UK and Ukraine, and in her role as Lead Expert for UCLG’s Pilot Cities and Eleusis 2023, a project that helps cities to develop their cultural policies to support sustainable development. She is an inaugural member of Disorderly Women – the Alliance of Women Leaders in Culture – and is an active member of On the Move.

Clymene is an expert in the fied of artist residencies and is a former Board Member of Res Artis, the worldwide network of artist residencies across 70 countries.