Culture Shift in Cyprus

The British Council and the British High Commission in Nicosia, in collaboration with Snook, a Glasgow-based digital innovation agency, and in partnership with Google, are hosting a Culture Shift Hackathon programme on 18th – 20th March, at the Capital Impact in Nicosia.

Culture Shift is an innovative hackathon which brings together creative people and digital practitioners to come up with new ideas and solutions, through the use of technology, to some of the challenges faced within the cultural and creative sector.
Since 2011, the British Council’s hack event programme, Culture Shift, has been held all over the world – including Nigeria, Dubai, Greece and Egypt – helping to motivate cultural economies across the globe.

The model has a proven track record of stimulating innovation in the cultural sector worldwide – and we are now bringing it to Cyprus! The aim is to develop a range of ideas and digital prototypes that solve or build on challenges regarding the cultural sector in Cyprus.

Culture Shift poster

They are looking for the challenge themes to be submitted by both the public and people within the arts sector, and to have an emphasis on how technology and social media platforms can be incorporated to support arts, culture and heritage in Cyprus. If you want to submit a challenge, please visit:

The three-day event is free! It is aimed at collaborative people from the whole island who have skills in digital development, designers, entrepreneurs/innovators and individuals from the arts and cultural sector to work together over the weekend. The teams will be supported by experts and mentors from both communities in Cyprus.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop and tackling a challenge, please sign-up until 13 March, at:

Venue: Capital Impact,
121 Prodromou Ave, 2064, Strovolos, Nicosia.
When: 18-20 March, 2016.

For more information please contact:
Georgia Kouta on or 00357 99901188 /Katerina Nicolaou on +357 22 861383 or

Or visit our webpage:

To follow the event on social media, please see #CultureShiftCyprus

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At the age of ten Sophia moved from Sweden in 1998 and has since lived in several locations around the world including Spain, and has been residing in North Cyprus for four years now. Her educational background is in marketing, hotel management and real estate, and she now works as a real estate agent and is editor in chief for New Cyprus Magazine. If you any questions for Sophia, please write to: