NAPK START - S01 / A05

NAPK START International: conversation with Farhana Shaikh

Conversation about cultural producing, curating and project managent.

Farhana Shaikh is a writer and publisher born in Leicester. She is the editor of The Asian Writer and also manages the small independent press, Dahlia Publishing. In 2017, she won the inaugural Travelex / Penguin Next Great Travel Writer Competition and a year later, was long-listed for the 2018 Spread the Word Life Writing Prize. She can be found on Twitter talking about books and publishing @farhanashaikh.

The partner Renaissance One
Renaissance One is an independent arts company based in the UK that produces, curates and galvanises literature. We promote high-quality literature of all kinds. We highlight global voices in contemporary Britain, and the diverse arts and cultures that its writers, artists and communities produce. Our name is inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and the importance of rebirth and renewal. Since 1999, we have worked with leading and emerging voices including Bernardine Evaristo, Paul Beatty, Ali Smith, Gary Younge, Kerry Young, Caryl Philips, Shivanee Ramlochan, Kei Miller and the late Amiri Baraka. Through productions, creative business models, mentoring and artistic success as an organisation led by people of colour, we push for greater diversity in the arts, and shape education programmes to inspire communities.  

About moderator Melanie Abrahams
Melanie Abrahams Hon FRSL FRSA is a producer, arts curator, visiting lecturer, and mentor who has channeled a love of words and books into initiatives. Melanie has over 18 years’ experience in producing and curating, and her practice steers a focus on narratives of race, class, mixed-race identities and intersectionality. Of Trinidadian and Jamaican heritage, she has instigated and curated many events, exhibitions and festivals on the Caribbean including Caribbeanfest at the British Library and a Cultural Village festival with Dominique Le Gendre for the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission as part of the Olympics’ cultural programme. Melanie has collaborated with organizations including V&A (Jamdown Meets Liming), Chris Ofili and Victoria Miro Gallery (Freedom One Day), Paradiso Amsterdam (Urban Love), Museum of Modern Art Finland (Modern Love), Black Cultural Archives and Nottingham Contemporary and The Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R), (Unspeakable Things Unspoken) www.melanieabrahams.co.uk

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Over NAPK START

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Hallo! NAPK START is het online platform voor aanstormende en/of jonge zakelijk leiders, producenten, kwartiermakers en/of professionals die een soortgelijke functie in de podiumkunsten ambiëren. Met NAPK START willen we professionals met 0-10 jaar werkervaring in hun loopbaan ondersteunen en inspireren op het gebied van leiderschap en management en willen we hen een professioneel ondersteunend netwerk aanbieden.


Nederlandse hosts
Stephanie Afrifa is een culturele vernieuwer. Ze maakte als curator tentoonstellingen bij De Kunstlinie en schrijft af en toe stukken voor magazines en kranten. Stephanie heeft gewerkt met oa HipHopHuis, Mama Cash Feminist Festival en was geregeld tafelgast bij De Wereld Draait Door. Met haar persoonlijke project 'Celestial Space' onderzoekt ze hoe mensen van kleur de openbare ruimte ervaren, waarbij ze mensen interviewde over waar en hoe ze zich veilig en onveilig voelen.

Meer informatie zie: stephanieafrifa.com


Vincent Bijlo, cabaretier, schrijver, columnist en podcast host gaat in gesprek met een breedscala aan professionals over de zakelijke kant van het vak in de podiumkunstensector. In deze podcast reeks kun je terug horen hoe verschillend de invulling van producenten, zakelijk leiders en kwartiermakers kan zijn en ook de aanloop er naar toe is voor iedereen anders. 


Hallo! NAPK START is the online platform for up-and-coming and/or young business leaders,creatief producers and/or professionals who aspire to a similar position in the performing arts. With NAPK START we want to support and inspire professionals with 0-10 years of work experience in their career in the field of leadership and management and we want to offer them a professional support network.

International host | Melanie Abrahams from Renaissance One will be in conversation with dynamic and inspiring producers and creatives who work in the performing arts and culture/the creative industries. Although they are based in different parts of the world, they share values and perspectives in common in the kind of wisdom and insights.

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