Music/Performing arts, United Kingdom
Penny King is Senior Officer, Music and Dance at Arts Council England, supporting music and dance development in England across all genres and styles.
Cultural management/Visual arts, Belgium
With a solid grounding in international contemporary visual arts, Lissa currently applies her expertise to connect the world with the Flemish Institute for Visual, Audiovisual and Media Art.
Raised between India, London and Dubai, and trained in Psychology with a minor in Economics, Soniya is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and an active promoter of South Asia and Middle Eastern Design Industry.
Cultural management/Education/Heritage/Policy, Egypt
Moukhtar is the Officer for Media, Arts and Culture for the Ford Foundation in Cairo, where he works developing and promoting the cultural sector in the Middle East.
Cultural management/Policy, Kazakhstan
Galina works as a cultural researcher and analyst for the Kazakh non-for-profit organization Almadeniet in Almaty.
Waseem has establised the first centre for music therapy in the Middle East being a medical doctor and pianist based in Syria.
Shereen produces high quality children's books in Arabic that are sold in Lebanon and other Arab countries.
Culture and development/Human rights/Policy/Urban development, Turkey
Zümray's a Project Coordinator at Anadolu Kültür, an Istanbul-based non-for-profit cultural organisation that promotes community development, urban regeneratio and civil participation across Turkey.
Cultural management/Education/Innovation, UAE
Flevy is an Emirati Higher Education professional and quality assurance expert with over 14 years experience.
Cultural management/Culture and development/Journalism, Egypt
Mahmoud is an Egyptian writer and Project Coordinator at the Egypt Euromed Summit 2013.
Clusters/Design/Entrepreneurship/Fashion/Film/Interactive/Screen/Urban development, Russia
Anna is the Co-Founder and Development Manager at Flacon Design Factory, Moscow's trendiest design cluster.
Architecture/Design, Palestinian Territories
Danna is an architect and Co-owner of ShamsArd Design Studio in Ramallah.
Visual arts, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed is one of Saudi Arabia's most celebrated young artists and the most prominent member of the Edge Of Arabia artistic group.
Cultural management, United Kingdom
Roger's Director of NFA International Arts and Culture, an organisation that provides services to independent arts organisations and government agencies involved in international cultural operations.
Performing arts, United Kingdom
Laura McDermott has been Joint Artistic Director of Fierce Festival with Harun Morrison since Autumn 2009.
Photography/Visual arts, Spain
Arantxa has worked on a number artistic projects in Spain and Great Britain in the field of dance, theatre, cinema and visual arts.
Architecture/Communications/Cultural management/Policy/Urban development, France
Céline's multidisciplinary background enables her to effectively inform and introduce public domain art across the European continent.
Medea leads the Georgian Book and Literature Promotion programme at Georgia's Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.
Ati is Polish/Egyptian classical music journalist and promoter based in Cairo.
Human rights/Policy, Saudi Arabia/Switzerland
Patrice Meyer-Bisch, doctorate in Philosophy and experienced in research on ethical policy-making,
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