I’m Cindy Mizher, an art director.
I am an art director, cultural organizer, event manager, and sometimes a theatre performer. Her work is widely spread between theatre, film, and music projects, with a main focus on social political questions related to discrimination based on gender, class, migration and ethnicities. Recently,she moved back to Beirut to work for the British Council as a consultant and then to manage the arts portfolio of their Lebanon office, after living and working for six years in the city of Malmö in Sweden.
Leading on and managing projects in the Arts and Society portfolio of the British Council Lebanon. Managing a network of internal and external service providers and partners to meet the targets of a British Council arts and society programmes in partnership with leading organizations and professionals in Lebanon and the UK in different schemes as well as cross cutting with different other sectors like English and Education. Providing support through full-cost recovery contracts and cost-sharing partnerships
Create Syria Project Development
Running a series of consultations, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with programme participants, artists and cultural managers working in the region, cultural and development organisations, and potential funders to research the future development of the project.
A project that started in 2014 and that is co-founded by Cindy Mizher and Pether Lindgren. It is is a music exchange project and festival that aims to uplift and discuss women’s representation in the musical scene and industry worldwide, with a focus on Sweden/Europe and the Mena region. www.femenaproject.org
Working on managing the main events of the Nordisk Panorama Film Festival including opening night and awards ceremony. The job included creating events concepts, themes, artistic content, bookings, guest and catering plans, in addition to marketing. www.nordiskpanorama.com
Producing a mobile street production under the name “Women Making Herstory”, which collected stories of working women migrating to Malmö for the past 100 year, with focus on those whom have worked in the old industrial areas. Sommarscen Malmö, is a summer outdoor free festival owned by the municipality of Malmö, running over two months of every summer of every year, with more than 170 different performances in public spaces, from all over the world. “Women Making Herstory” was a Sommarscen Malmö production.
Stanna is cultural networking project that aims to create a database and a meeting point of all cultural workers currently living in the southern region of Sweden. The project is creating a platform for newly arriving cultural workers and artists to meet their fellow established colleagues in the region, generating more working opportunities, peer empowerment, and solidarity with in the workers of the field.