Meet ISPA's 2016 Middle East & Northern Africa Fellowship Program participant Sharaf DarZaid!
Project Manager, Popular Art Centre (PAC)
Sharaf DarZaid is a Palestinian artist and art manager with several years of experience in dance. He completed the IB in high school, and then went on to study at Birzeit University, graduating in 2009 with a B.A. in Business Administration. In both high school and college, Sharaf danced with El-Funoun Palestinian Dance Troupe; he continues to be actively involved. Additionally, Sharaf has danced in various international professional dance productions and festivals. Before finishing college, he accepted a job as a Dance School Coordinator at the Popular Art Centre (PAC) and as Artistic Coordinator of El-Funoun. In 2012, Sharaf graduated with an M.A. in Art Management from the Utrecht School of the Arts, Netherlands. In 2015, he published his book “Art Management in an Environment of Oppression.”
Currently, Sharaf works as Projects Manager at PAC and coordinates the Palestine International Festival, among other projects.
We asked Sharaf to tell us a bit about himself and anything else that he would like to share with the ISPA family. Check-out what he had to say:
ISPA would like to thank the British Council for their support of this important regional initiative.