Soleil Gharbieh
Grants Manager

Soleil joined AFAC as a Grants manager in 2017; before that she worked at CIEL, a book distribution company, from 2008 until 2014 as Ciel’s Catalogue Manager and then Book Buyer. Soleil focused on promoting literature in Lebanon and at regional and international book fairs. In 2014, Soleil moved to Egypt where she became heavily involved in the local independent music scene there as Programs Manager for the Cairo Jazz Club Agency (CJC Agency). Through her role at CJC Agency, Soleil has also consulted on various music-related projects in Egypt. In 2016, she was accepted in Goethe’s Kulturakademie and spent six weeks in a specialized training program aimed at connecting Arab cultural managers with arts scenes in Berlin, Leipzig and Hamburg.

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