Fatin Farhat is an independent cultural manager and advisor with over 15 years of experience that stretches across the Arab region and beyond. A PhD student at Hildesheim University (Germany), Fatin’s research focuses on the governance of the independent cultural sector in the Arab region, the status of Arab artists, social security, fair payments, pension schemes and collective bargaining.
Fatin has had the opportunity to produce, manage, and support tens of cultural projects across all art forms, and to oversee a broad spectrum of cultural initiatives and artistic programs from street festivals to municipal, national, and Arab cultural policy projects. More specifically, her work interventions have covered international cultural relations; performing arts; cultural policies and research; creative industries; cultural statistics; entrepreneurship; grant writing and selection; and arts for empowerment, social change, monitoring, and evaluation. Through her work with large-scale local and international organizations (including CKU, UNESCO, ALECSO, FORD Foundation, Drosos Foundation, Al Qattan Foundation, Taawon, the EU, and the Ministries of Culture in Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon), Fatin has acquired a deep knowledge of the cultural and media ecosystems in our region, and has thoroughly investigated best practices of funding and cultural policy implementation.
Currently, Fatin Farhat is a member of the UNESCO two expert facilities: 2005 Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expression, 2030|Culture Indicators. She is also vice head of the Cultural Resource artistic board and a founding member of the Rawa fund.