Meet our GCRP participants 2022

We’re very happy to announce the cultural changemakers and innovators selected to take part in our Global Cultural Relations Programme (GCRP) 2022! 40 participants have been selected from over 2,000 applications to take part in our flagship training programme for cultural and creative professionals around the world. They span 40 nationalities and numerous sectors including performing arts, music, audio visual, cultural Meet our GCRP participants 2022

Rashida Namulondo, GCRP 2022

Rashida Namulondo is a Ugandan based actress, stage director and award winning poet. She is the founder of the Sophie Muwanika Institute of Art for change. A nonprofit organisation that uses theatre for peacebuilding. Her work seeks to use narratives for healing and reconciliation in post conflict areas and those vulnerable to conflict. Rashida also Rashida Namulondo, GCRP 2022

Nele Tast, GCRP 2022

Nele Tast, born in 1992 in Berlin, studied cultural management and cultural policy in international comparison at the University of Hildesheim (Germany) and at Bilgi University in Istanbul (Turkey). In Istanbul, she gained professional experience in projects of the Anadolu Kültür Foundation. In Hildesheim, she worked for the Arts Rights Justice Academy Hildesheim on the Nele Tast, GCRP 2022

Monika Necpalova, GCRP 2022

Performer, actress, director, dramaturg, writer, drama/theatre pedagogue. She is a founder and president of an international cultural NGO Thalia Teatro, based in Slovakia. 2010 – 2022 she professionally participated in the realization of over 80 projects in the field of theater. She works as a trainer in the field of drama in the Erasmus+ program. Monika Necpalova, GCRP 2022

Kristine Milere, GCRP 2022

Kristine is an exhibition curator at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE, the Foreign Art Department of the Latvian National Museum of Art. She is responsible for all the cooperations with Asia at the museum. Kristine works with the projects of the research of the Asian art collection and with the creation of cultural context-based stories Kristine Milere, GCRP 2022

Genevieve Marciniak,GCRP 2022

Genevieve is the Relationship Manager for the World Cities Culture Forum, a network of world cities who champion the role of culture in building sustainable, equitable and prosperous global cities. Through her work at BOP Consulting, she has also worked on projects with clients including the Inter-American Development Bank and UK Government. She has previously Genevieve Marciniak,GCRP 2022

Diego Aparicio, GCRP 2022

Diego Aparicio is the founder and artistic director of Queer Wave: the Cyprus LGBTQIA+ film festival. Queer Wave had its inaugural edition online in August 2020, followed by a 10-day physical edition in September 2021. Diego was one of 20 finalists worldwide shortlisted for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Awards, amongst 1,000 nominees from 43 countries. Diego Aparicio, GCRP 2022

Catarina Neves Ricci, GCRP 2022

Catarina Neves Ricci (Lisbon, 1984) is a Film and Dance-Theatre director, producer, visual artist and writer, graduated in Buenos Aires and living between Lisbon – Helsinki. Her works often contemplate affecting storytelling and striking visuals where the feminine and non-taboo inhabit. Her universe is sharp with an accurate use of color, symbolisms and sound. Essential Catarina Neves Ricci, GCRP 2022

Camilla Gürtler, GCRP 2022

Camilla Gürtler is the international producer at The Development Platform for the Performing Arts in Denmark, where she creates and facilitates both national and international artist development programmes. She trained as a theatre director at Drama Centre London and has recently returned to Denmark after working 10 years in London. She is the founder of Camilla Gürtler, GCRP 2022

Beatriz Chivite, GCRP 2022

Beatriz Chivite (b 1991, Pamplona, Spain) grew up near Pamplona and studied in United World College of the Adriatic, SOAS and the University of Hong Kong, specializing in Asian History of Art and Cultural Diplomacy. She has worked for both private and public museum and institutions including the Spanish Embassy in Indonesia and the San Beatriz Chivite, GCRP 2022