Heba El-Cheikh is a cultural manager who recently completed her Masters in Arts Management with a focus on community arts and evaluation at Utrecht School of the Arts, the Netherlands.
In 2015, she published her thesis: Community Arts Practices in Egypt, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing. In 2011, Heba co-founded Mahatat, a contemporary art organisation. She believes in the democratisation of the arts and aims to make them available to everyone, through arts in public spaces and community arts projects. Her work experiences spans cultural management, facilitation, interpreting, journalism (radio and print media) and website editing. In 2009, she co-founded the "Journey Cultural Group" in Alexandria, aiming to promote youth creativity and critical thinking through culture and arts. Having travelled to Morocco, France, Spain, Kenya, Italy, England, and the USA, Heba published fieldwork-based articles in French and Arabic weekly magazines, covering arts and traveling, and tackling local community lifestyle, culture and legacy.
Fellowship: Chevening International Scholarships
Role When Applying: Cultural Manager
Secondments: Hull City of Culture 2017
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Laboratory for the City
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