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Jumana Al-Yasiri


I am a cultural operator from Iraq working between the Middle-East (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan...) and Europe (France, Germany...). I am specialized in performing arts (BA in Theatre Studies) and have 10 years working experience in music, theatre and intercultural and multidisciplinary projects. I am also a free-lance journalist, researcher, translator (Arabic - English - French), and I have 4 years teaching experience in the field of performing arts. I have a special interest in implementing new projects in the Middle-East, building bridges and discovering new music and performing arts talents from Syria and the region. I am also the president of a Paris-based non-for-profit association: Abwab - Association for the Development of Arts & Culture from the Arab World; with a special focus on music, creative writing and cultural policies. I am also a member of boards of experts for international funding programs and festivals. Furthermore, I have an experience in Capitals of Culture since I was the music curator for Damascus Arab Capital of Culture 2008 (local and international program, implementation of the first world music festival in Syria...). Since April 2011, I am the Grants Manager of the Young Arab Theatre Fund in Brussels.

Arts & Cultural categories:
Performing Arts, translation, Multidisciplinary Arts , music
Mediterranean region
Thematic scope:
Arts Management & Entrepreneurship, festival management, impact studies, Cultural Networking , cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue, cultural studies, Education & Training


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Abwab - Association pour l'aide au développement des arts et de la culture du monde arabe
Non-profit association established in Paris in 2009. Abwab aims to serve as a …
Organisation | 15 oct 2010