The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has affected the cultural sector heavily, and specifically its freelancers and artists. As the situation will undoubtedly take some time to return to 'close to normal', and there are bound to be new social and cultural dynamics and new practices in the post-pandemic period, we have created a tool for the Cultural Sector to maintain and be self-sustained, keep meaningful contact with its audiences, and encourage them to stay engaged.
An Egyptian Cultural Manager and Researcher based in Abu Dhabi. She works as a senior performing arts programmer at the Cultural Foundation. She has 17 years of work experience in the Cultural Sector.
Her work experience includes “Head of Performing Arts” at the Library of Alexandria (Egypt), and Founding Director of AGORA for Arts and Culture. She is an international fellow of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, a global fellow of the International Society for Performing Arts, a Chevening Scholar, a Clore Cultural Leadership Fellow, a Tandem Shaml and a Robert Bosch Stiftung Alumni.
She currently conducting my PhD. Research at the University of West Scotland, where she is researching the role of virtual and hybrid arts and cultural engagement in developing resilience and helping societies emerge stronger from crisis.
Media streaming expert with 12 years of experience in Information Technology and Programming. During the past 9 years, he has been working as Head of IT at Delmon Group. His skills include Php development, Mysql database development, Linux, windows servers administration, App development xcode, android studio, Java programming, network designing and administration.
He is also the co-founder of Basita.com; an online e-commerce platform, and Basita.live; a virtual income generation platform for the Cultural Sector.
With 11 years of experience in high level social media management, digital marketing and communications, his experience spans a varied spectrum of fields that include telecommunications, cultural organizations, arts and music festivals, and community engagement initiatives.
For the past six years he has been promoting sold out cultural events and performances in UAE for the Abu Dhabi Festival. Events included “The Paris Opera Ballet Jewels by George Balanchine”, “Tosca – A Concert Production”, “Korean Symphony Orchestra”, “Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Rome”, “Queen of Fado Mariza “, and “The Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-yo Ma”, among other world-class performances.
Recently, he co-founded Basita Company, and Basita.live.