Argyro Toumazou works as an independent strategist, curator, planner, producer and organiser of cultural activities. Over the last decade, she has cooperated closely with artists’ groups and Cypriot NGOs and has gained extensive experience in bi-communal programmes and art initiatives, working in close collaboration with local authorities, UNDP Cyprus, the EU and the Cultural Services.
She has coordinated and co-managed projects such as Confrontation through Art (2014 – 2017), Buffer Zone (2013), the MAX Busking Musicians Walk (2012),, UNCOVERED (2011), UN Revolving Art Exhibitions (2009 – 2011), 50 Years of Artistic Creation (Oct 2010), Little Land Fish, Istanbul (2010). Since 2013, she has also been the Business Manager of Dimis.org, which specialises in training organisations on innovation, creativity and leadership.
Argyro is a long-time contributor to theatre reviews in TimeOut & the Wiz Urban Guide, and she was also a founding board member of the Cyprus Clothing Industry Association and the Cyprus Fashion Resource Center, and served, respectively, as Treasurer and Acting Director.
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 European Cultural programmes including Contested Desires, a Creative Europe programme that explores perspectives on European colonisation.
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 Culture Bridges, a British Council Initiative to develop cultural partnerships between the UK and Ukraine, and in her role as Lead Expert for UCLG’s Pilot Cities, a project that helps cities to develop their cultural policies ot support sustainable development. She is one of inaugral 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 resiencies and is Board Member of Res Artis, the worldwide network of artist residencies across 70 countries.
Stella Hall, FRSA, is a freelance Festival producer, working across all artforms. She co-founded the Green Room, Manchester’s first arts centre, and has worked in a number of high profile roles since, including Festival Director, Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Creative Director, NewcastleGateshead Initiative and Festival Director for the year-long Preston Guild 2012 for which she received an Honorary Fellowship from University of Central Lancashire.
In 2014/15 she was an inaugural “Canny Creative” advising the British Council on Arts programme development and international connections in Turkey, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
She is currently Vice Chair of Artsadmin, London. She is a Council Member of Queen Mary University, London and sits on the board of Rosie Kay Dance.
Ros Rigby was elected to the Board of Europe Jazz Network in 2011, a EU funded network of 140 festivals, clubs and national organisations working across 35 countries in Europe. She was elected as President in 2014 and re-elected for a second term in 2016. She joined the Board of the Jazz Promotion Network (for the UK and Ireland) in June 2018.
Ros was also the founding director, with musician Alistair Anderson, of Folkworks, for whose trailblazing work as producers, presenters and educators in folk and traditional music she was awarded the OBE in 1999. Folkworks, with Northern Sinfonia, was a founding partner of the music venue Sage Gateshead, where in 2001 Ros was appointed Performance Programme Director. She stepped down from this full time role in July 2016, and since then has undertaken freelance work and board memberships.