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New York 2019 ISPA Congress - Alma Salem
Alma Salem

Alma Salem

Curator and Cultural Advisor
Syria's Sixth Space


Alma Salem is an independent curator and cultural advisor, an international expert in producing hundreds of cultural projects across all arts forms.

Her work has spanned international cultural relations, heritage protection, visual, digital and new media arts, performing arts, cultural policies, cultural Leadership, creative economies, industries and entrepreneurship, arts for development of communities and social change, arts in conflict, arts strategies, management, monitoring and evaluation, coaching and mentorship for artists and cultural institutions, capacity building, training and educational curricula design, arts grants management and judging and cultural translations.

She is a recognized cultural militant, working with the British council from 2006 to 2015 and was the MENA regional arts programme manager and before that she worked at the IFPO, the French Institute of the Levant for over ten years.

She is a fellow of DEVOS Institute for Arts Management at Maryland University in Washington DC, the Founder of Alma Salem Bureau for Curation and Cultural Advisory, and Syria Sixth Space Contemporary Arts Touring Curatorial platform.

She recently founded the Freedom Museum registered in Montreal Canada, read more about her artistic work on

Session 2 | The (Meta) Physical Space
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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