Meet our GCRP participants 2021

We’re very happy to announce the cultural changemakers and innovators selected to take part in our Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) 2021! 59 participants have been selected from over 1,500 applications to take part in our flagship training programme for cultural and creative professionals around the world. They span 49 nationalities and numerous sectors including performing arts, music, audio visual, cultural heritage Meet our GCRP participants 2021

Unathi Lutshaba, GCRP 2021

Unathi Lutshaba is a creative economy expert at the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO), a cultural and creative industries research project which charts the socio-economic impact of the arts, culture and heritage sectors and the cultural and creative industries in South Africa. Lutshaba’s research interests include commerce and industry; the nature of work in the Unathi Lutshaba, GCRP 2021

Manojna Yeluri, GCRP 2021

A legal professional with a deep appreciation for creative entrepreneurship and the arts, Manojna Yeluri launched Artistik License in 2013, and has been working with the creative community ever since. She is a graduate of the NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, India and the UCLA School of Law, where she received her LLM in Entertainment, Media Manojna Yeluri, GCRP 2021

Carlos Zerpa, GCRP 2021

Carlos Zerpa is a transdisciplinary artist based in Caracas, Venezuela. His creative practice emerges at the intersection of storytelling, visual arts, and social commitment. Inspired by concrete issues of the global south, his work seeks to empower underrepresented characters by creating transgressive and irreverent narrative devices. Over the last ten years, he has directed and Carlos Zerpa, GCRP 2021

Daryna Zhyvohliadova, GCRP 2021

Daryna Zhyvohliadova is a results-oriented policy researcher (currently a PhD-candidate in Culture Studies at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), cultural programme manager, and non-formal education trainer. She is currently working on a PhD paper in Culture Studies devoted to deep research into international cultural cooperation. As a practitioner, she holds the position of Deputy Head Daryna Zhyvohliadova, GCRP 2021

Pamela Zúñiga, GCRP 2021

Pamela Zúñiga is an Arts Manager from Mexico City, with over 10 years’ international experience, developing projects across all artistic disciplines and creative economy for the public and nonprofit sector in The Netherlands, Spain and Mexico. She currently works for the British Council in Mexico, as Head of Arts and Creative Economy, where she leads Pamela Zúñiga, GCRP 2021

Lisa Simiocheva, GCRP 2021

Lisa Siomicheva is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and cultural manager from Berlin. The main focus of her practice is documentary-based art, social change, diversity and migration. Since 2010, Lisa has been working as a curator of cultural events and festivals, collaborating with artists, dancers, musicians and filmmakers at the intersection of art and social challenges. Lisa Simiocheva, GCRP 2021

Nallely Vázquez, GCRP 2021

Nallely Vázquez is a dancer and cultural promoter. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM) and is currently studying Contemporary Dance at the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL). Nallely works for the province of Ontario at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico and has Nallely Vázquez, GCRP 2021

Pedro Tinen, GCRP 2021

Pedro Tinen is a German Chancellor Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), film programmer, curator, and researcher. He is a member of the Programmers of Colour Collective (POC2), the selection committees of the MixBrasil LGBT Film Festival and the Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival. He is the former Brazilian Programming Coordinator at the São Paulo Short Film Pedro Tinen, GCRP 2021

Lesedi Shubane, GCRP 2021

Lesedi Shubane (she/her) is an Impact Producer at Participant where she designs and executes social impact campaigns for content like America to Me, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Slay the dragon  and Judas and the Black Messiah. Raised in Southern Africa, she previously managed Community Engagement for the Bushfire International Festival of the Arts and Lesedi Shubane, GCRP 2021