Freelance opportunity: Cultural Communications Producer

Gardens of the Future, Nicosia. Photo: Matt Denham

Are you interested in the role of culture in supporting social and environmental justice?

  • Do you have a background in Communications/Arts/Civil Society?
  • Are you interested in supporting international conversations between artists, thinkers, activists and audiences?
  • Are you able to shape and enhance narratives and deliver communications across our platform?

If this is you, we welcome your application for this role. 

About the opportunity

Freelance fee: 30 days (240 hours) @ €115 – total €3450.00
Duration: January to December 2024 (with the possibility of extension subject to fundraising)
Location: The candidate must be based in Cyprus, with capacity for working remotely and onsite for events and projects.
Deadline: 20 December 2023; with interviews taking place 8-11 January 2024. 

D6:EU is a new cultural NGO based in Cyprus, developing new opportunities for artists and cultural collaborations in Cyprus, Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. We are a small team of cultural producers with an expertise in visual arts practice, and we collaborate with artists, communities and policy makers, seeing culture as a vital aspect of building social cohesion. Our board is made up of cultural professionals in Cyprus, the UK and Greece, and our current and major partners are in Cyprus, UK, Ukraine, Italy, Jordan, Turkey and France. We have received support from Cultural Services of the Cypriot Ministry of Culture, Creative Europe, European Cultural Foundation and the Anna Lind Foundation. Our approach to communications reflects our commitment to intercultural dialogue and building international connections.

Emerging from the pandemic and in the face of increased hostilities, we see growing social inequalities, a rise in populist politics, polarising media, radicalisation and loss of personal agency. Through the arts we can communicate across languages and cultures, build confidence, reveal perspectives on heritage and social injustice, and better understand the impact of climate change on our communities. The time is right for the cultural sector to contribute to solutions for the good of our people and our planet.  As cultural producers, D6:EU is ready to play its part.  

Highlights from D6:EU’s programme in 2024

  • Contested Desires: Constructive Dialogues delivers artist residencies and exhibitions with partners and artists across Europe, Africa and South America exploring the impact of European colonialism on cultural and environmental heritage. In Cyprus we work with Larnaka 2030, for the European Capital of Culture candidate city, Cyprus University of Technology, the Phivos Stavrides Foundation – Larnaca Archives and the Xarkis Festival.
  • Assemble creates a two-day conversation and an accompanying exhibition at the Goethe Institute in Nicosia in March 2024, with partners from Jordan, Istanbul, Paris, Newcastle and the Cyprus Refugee Council, in support of artists in exile whose practice and lives have been disrupted. 
  • (Re)Grounding invites two Ukrainian artists in residence as part of a wider programme with cultural producers and artists in Ukraine, Cyprus and the UK to consider the legacy of industry and the mining industries developed by occupying or colonising forces and their impact on our environment. 

The brief for the Cultural Communications Producer

We are looking for an energetic and creative communicator who would enjoy journeying with us over the next year. Inline with our core values of equity, sustainability, curiosity and generosity, you will lead on communications and work with international partners and artists to communicate the ideas behind our programme to our target audiences. You will work closely with the Executive Director Argyro Toumazou and the Chair of the Board, Clymene Christoforou, alongside a communications subgroup made up of the board and our sister organisation D6:Culture in Transit (UK) that will meet three times a year.  With the D6EU team and board you will: 

  • Shape and maintain the Communications Plan and its actions 
  • Capture content to tell our story – for example video, photos and live coverage
  • Be responsible for social media output
  • Update and vitalise the website
  • Create copy for and distribute press releases and newsletters

Essential skills

  • Producing well-researched written content across platforms 
  • Expert managing in social media tools, including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Basic website design/uploading of content
  • Capturing and sharing audience metrics

Knowledge and experience

  • Awareness or interest in the subject matters we address
  • Enjoyment of and interest in contemporary art practice
  • Fluency in both Greek and English (Turkish is desirable but not essential) 
  • Ability to target communications for different audiences and stakeholders, locally and internationally

Desirable skills and experience 

  • Use of design packages such as Photoshop and Illustrator, and social media management tools, or open source equivalents
  • Event organisation
  • International working or study experience

To apply

Please send a letter explaining why you are suited for this role (no more than one side of A4), an up to date CV and examples of communications work, such as social media posts, press releases, website content, newsletters etc. to Argyro Toumazou, Director, D6:EU –

Further information

For further information, or to discuss any access requirements that would enable you to apply for this position, please contact: Argyro Toumazou –