Futures Magazine Volume 3 Final - Flipbook - Page 14
F U T U R E S
I N T R O D U C I N G
Local entrepreneurs and the secrets to their success...
Sophia Kyprianou, Founder and CEO of The Curator Educator Ltd, shares her story on how she created
the small but brilliantly creative organisation back in
2019 that has since gone from strength to strength in
From there, I entered the world of freelance, working
on projects both individually and collaboratively. Fast
forward to May 2019, when, after much consideration I
took a huge leap and set up my own business to
provide creative opportunities for others and so The
Curator-Educator Ltd journey began.
'I have always had a huge interest in the arts and being
creative in lots of different ways and over the years
whether being through my education choices or
through recreational activities I knew I wanted to
pursue a career in the creative sector, but also that I
wanted to include education in my career.
'...SPARKED MY PASSION
In 2008 I pursued a degree that combined both of my
areas of interest and began a joint honours in
Educations Studies and Art & Design. After working in
various educational roles and gaining some working
experience I decided to undertake a Masters Degree in
Curatorial practice in 2014, combining my interest in
art, education and curatorial practice. This was an
intensive, but very rewarding year for me, as I was able
to work with artists, communities, curators, museums
and galleries and sparked my passion sharing
creativity with people, that to this day, drives me.
SHARING CREATIVITY WITH
PEOPLE, THAT TO THIS DAY,
I am extremely proud of what myself and our small
committee have been achieved so far and I know
there is so many adventures yet to come.The CuratorEducator is all about developing creative
opportunities that are accessible, inclusive and diverse
for individuals and communities through workshops,
community projects and exhibitions. Our key focus at
the moment is all about providing creative
opportunities to support people’s mental health and
We do this through our various creative initiatives
including: Crafternoon: creative wellbeing initiative,
Creativity and mental health workshops and
Craftfulness for mindfulness craft workshops.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 things have looked a
little different for us at Curator-Educator HQ, as prior
to the pandemic majority of our work was done face
to face with people, so we have had to become
adaptive that’s for sure. We have moved all our
workshops online, and have learnt new technological
things that definitely keep us on our toes!
However, something positive that has come out of the
current situation, is that we have had the opportunity
to develop new ideas, including our crafternoon craft
boxes! A box of creative activities designed for all ages
that we hope provide a little bit of creative self care for
the community for free.
So although, 2020 had its challenges for us as a
business, we are looking forward to developing new
creative projects, explore new collaborative
adventures and continue to grow and expand our
work at Curator-Educator HQ in 2021!'