Zeyba Rahman, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

TITLE: Senior Program Officer, Building Bridges Program

FUNDING AREAS: Islamic and Muslim art, Duke's Building Bridges program, and increasing interest in the arts

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PROFILE: Zeyba Rahman serves as Senior Program Officer for the Building Bridges Program of the the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Her foundation bio shares:

Zeyba Rahman joined the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, an operating foundation of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, in 2013 as senior program officer for the Building Bridges Program. Rahman manages the Building Bridges Program’s national grant making to support projects that advance relationships, increase understanding and reduce bias between Muslim and non-Muslim communities.  

Before joining the foundation, Rahman led internationally and nationally recognized projects as a creative director/producer to promote understanding between diverse communities. The roles she has performedinclude: director, Asia and North America, Fes Festival of World Sacred Music in Morocco; artistic director, Arts Midwest’s Caravanserai: A Place Where Cultures Meet; curator, BAM’s Mic Check Hip Hop; creative consultant, Public Programs, Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia Galleries; chief curator, Alliance Francaise’s World Nomads Morocco Festival; project director, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation/National Endowment for the Arts' Global Cultural Connections; and senior advisor, Muslim Voices Festival.

She is the advisor to Artworks for Freedom, on the nominating committee of the Civitella Foundation in Italy and an advisor to PBS’s “Sacred,” a documentary series. Twice honored by New York City’s government, Rahman is the subject of two television profiles as a global arts leader.

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