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|New York 2019 ISPA Congress - Zeyba Rahman|
Sr Program Officer for Building Bridges
Zeyba joined the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art in 2013 as senior program officer for the Building Bridges Program. Rahman manages the Building Bridges Program’s national grant making to support projects that advance relationships, increase understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities for mutual well-being.
Before joining the foundation, Rahman led internationally and nationally recognized projects to promote understanding between diverse communities. Her roles included: director, Asia and North America, Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in Morocco; creative consultant, Public Programs, Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia & Later South Asia galleries and senior advisor, Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas Festival. She serves on the steering committee for the Aga Khan Music Initiatives Music Awards, as an advisor to Artworks for Freedom and on the nominating committee of the Civitella Foundation, Italy. Twice honored by New York City’s government, Rahman is the subject of two television profiles as a global arts leader.