Maria Leónidas Rocha

Cultural Programme x Comms Manager

Mid Level
Lisbon, Portugal
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Projects credited in

Side Hustles


  • Copwriting
  • Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Editing Copy
  • Translation Copywriting
  • Community
  • Arts
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Cultural Journalism
  • Editorial Copy
  • Event Communications
  • Event Content
  • Event Curation
  • Events Production
  • Events Programming
  • Editorial Campaigns
  • Creative Production
  • Cultural Projects
  • Cultural Event

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Second Home

    Second Home

    • Social Enterprise

Work history


Cultural Programme and Comms Manager

Second Home

Nov 2016
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Second Home is a creative workspace and cultural venue, bringing together diverse industries, disciplines and types of social businesses. Skills and work include: COMMUNICATIONS – Copywriting (event promotion, member stories, member directory, press releases, social media, etc.); – Drafting and briefing design assets (signage, posters, flyers, collateral, etc.) and working closely with design studios; – Communications for social media and internal platforms, including working with photoshop, mailchimp, pardot and salesforce. – Writing press releases, namely for a one-year events programme in partnership with the British Embassy and the GREAT fund, – Outsourcing partnerships with the local Lisbon community; – Leading and hosting an events programme, Be Better sessions, to support the skills exchange between members of the Second Home community ; – Coordinating a video shoot / virtual tour of the space; – Helping coordinate an innovation programme in partnership with Lisbon City Council to help bridge the Lisbon and London entrepreneurial communities. EVENTS – Events curation, programming and production - a monthly cultural programme (2 to 4 cultural events weekly); – Programming and producing and event series in partnership with the British Embassy Lisbon and GREAT fund to bring some of the best U.K. creatives, entrepreneurs to Lisbon. Speakers have included Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, Prof. Marcus du Sautoy, Bompas & Parr, Pip Jamieson (The Dots) David Hepworth, Sol Rogers, Ben Morris, Eloise King (VICE, i-D, Women on Docs), FRAME, Marcus Fairs (Dezeen), Help Refugees and more. – Wellness programme (yoga, workouts, meditation and more).



Philosophy BA


Oct 2013 - Jul 2016
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Awarded the Merit and Excellence Prize for 2016 and granted a full scholarship for Master studies.