Sampad appoints new Director of Strategic Projects.

Sampad is delighted to announce the appointment of Sabra Khan as Strategic Projects Director for the organisation.

Sabra has worked in the arts and cultural sector for more than 20 years, as a Creative Producer and Project Manager. Her early career saw her managing Women & Theatre and Nahid Siddiqui Dance Company and she went on to gain significant experience within the intercultural arts sector at the PAN Centre and ShivaNova in London. From 2002-2006 she managed Birmingham’s major large-scale arts festival, ArtsFest.

Sabra is a Producer for BEDLAM, a pioneering arts festival centred on the theme of mental health, delivered by The Birmingham Rep, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and partners. She sits on the Audience Development Forum for the Royal Shakespeare Company and she is also the Skills Manager for Creative & Cultural Skills (Midlands), managing key relationships with members and through her freelance work she supports artists and organisations with project development and fundraising bids.

Piali Ray, Director of Sampad says

“We’re incredibly pleased that Sabra is joining the strong, energetic team here at Sampad, during this exceptionally exciting and high-profile year for South Asian arts. Sabra’s wealth of art sector experience will bring important insights to inform Sampad’s future vision and support its ambitions to drive South Asian arts forward, so that they continue to progress, break new ground and enrich mainstream culture in the UK”.

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