Zeyba Rahman discusses contemporary cross-cultural encounters through music in Fes, Morocco, at the 2015 Arts & Museum Summit.
Zeyba Rahman joined the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art in 2013 as a senior program officer for the Building Bridges program. In her current role, Rahman manages national grants to support projects that advance relationships, increase understanding, and reduce bias between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Previously, as a creative director and producer, Rahman led internationally and nationally recognized projects to promote understanding among diverse communities. She has held positions as director of Asia and North America, for the Fès Festival of World Sacred Music; curator of “Mic Check: Hip Hop from North Africa and Middle East,” Brooklyn Academy of Music; creative consultant of public programs for the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia Galleries, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; chief curator for World Nomads Morocco Festival, French Institute Alliance Française; project director of global cultural connections, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts; and senior advisor, Muslim Voices Festival. Rahman is an advisor to Artworks for Freedom and serves on the nominating committee of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. Twice honored by the New York City government, Rahman is the subject of two television profiles as a global arts leader.