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Josette Bushell Mingo | Speaker
Malmö/Copenhagen 2015 ISPA Congress

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SESSION X | Bridging: Relevance

Josette Bushell Mingo Josette Bushell Mingo | Speaker


Josette’s professional career covers 35 years as an award winning actress, teacher and director in the UK, internationally and in Sweden. Josette received an OBE - Order of the British Empire - from Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II, for Services to the Arts 2007, Stockholm culture prize 2012, SDR Kruthmedal; cultural prize for outstanding promotion of stage arts in Swedish sign language 2013 and Språkrådets minoritetspris (Prize for Minority Language) 2013. In Sweden, Josette is an award winning director and spokesperson for inclusive arts and politics concerning African decent and Afro-Swedish artists. She is currently Chairwoman for CinemAfrica and Chairwoman for TRYCK: the new Theatre organization that promotes, lobbies and creates theatre and seminars around African an Afro-swedish arts, politics and identity. She is on the board of Stockholm’s performing arts university (STDH) and Swedish film institute (SFI) Women in swedish film and TV (WIFT). Josette has just been awarded the 2015 kulturprize: riks skånebanan.