Nicky Tsianti

Nicky Tsianti

Managing Director

Nicky develops multi-disciplinary projects in the arts across cultures.

She has designed and implemented a range of programs and initiatives at the nexus of arts, culture, and development for non-profits, NGOs, and civil society organizations in Cambodia, Thailand, China, and Jordan. Among them: an international forum on the role of the arts in post-conflict countries and a conference on arts management and cultural education research in the Asia Pacific region (Cambodian Living Arts, Phnom Penh); an arts program for youth designed to relieve tensions between Jordanian residents and recently-integrated Syrian refugees in northern Jordan (Al Hayat Center for Civil Society Development, Amman); a cultural research initiative across China; an arts outreach program targeting marginalized groups in the northern provinces of Thailand (Cultural Canvas Thailand, Chiang Mai); and most recently a five-tier grant for the growth and professionalization of JMI's program for folk, traditional and world music, which runs in over 40 countries on a peer to peer learning approach embracing the principles of intercultural dialogue and understanding.

She was a core member of the founding executive team of the Athens Biennale in Greece, overseeing production and operations from its establishment through its fourth edition.

Nicky is currently managing administration and development for Mophradat, an international nonprofit association registered in Belgium, which creates opportunities for artists from the Arab world through an inventive approach to funding, commissioning, collaborating, and gathering. She is also one half of a creative studio working at the intersection of sculpture, design and architecture out of its locations in Los Angeles and Paris.

She is a trained classical pianist with an academic background in theatre and museum studies.

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