Meet ISPA's 2016 Middle East & Northern Africa Fellowship Program participant Amina Abodoma!
International Association for Creation and Training (I-act)
Born in 1983, Amina Abodoma (BA English Literature, MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship- Goldsmiths College- University of London) is a cultural entrepreneur and arts manager from Alexandria, Egypt. She has started her career in the field of art and culture, where she developed and coordinated large scale projects across the 43 countries of Euro-Mediterranean region in the fields of Culture, Education, Youth, Children’s Literature and Social Media through her work at the Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between cultures.
Additionally, she is the programme coordinator at the International Association for Creation and Training (I-act), where she organizes international theatre and arts festivals on annual basis. In this context, Ms Abodoma is the artistic director of the International Backstreet festival (Europe-Mediterranean).
Ms Abodoma established her own art spaces and social hubs “Teatro Eskendria” and “Teatro ElMaadi” respectively in Alexandria and in Cairo. In early 2015, Abodoma has established her music production company and touring agency “El Wekala” in the UK with the musician and creative entrepreneur Daniel Merrill and the Media producer Ahmed Selim.
We asked Amina to tell us a bit about herself and anything else that she would like to share with the ISPA family. Check-out what she had to say:
ISPA would like to thank the British Council for their support of this important regional initiative.