Basma El Husseiny

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Arts manager and cultural activist, El Husseiny has been deeply involved in supporting independent cultural projects and organizations in the Arab region for the past 20 years. She was previously the Media, Arts & Culture Program Officer for the Ford Foundation in the Middle East and North Africa, and worked as Arts Manager of the British Council in Egypt. She has also worked as a theatre director, script-writer, organizer of cultural events and arts critic and reviewer, and is also active in the Egyptian women's rights movement, initiating and participating in several campaigns to enhance women's participation in public life. She is currently the Director of Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), a regional non-profit organization that aims at supporting young artists and writers, and stimulating cultural exchange within the Arab region and with the world.