Neil van der Linden
Neil van der Linden curates music, theatre and visual arts projects related to the Middle-East and North-Africa in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, the Gulf states, Pakistan, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. This includes more theoretical topics like preservation in relation to development of arts. He worked with Paradiso Amsterdam, the Holland Festival and the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Beiteddine Festival Lebanon and the Medina Theatre Beirut, the Festival of Sacred Music in Fes Morocco, the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritageand the New York University in Abu Dhabi, the Hong Kong Municipality Festival, the Songlines Magazine, the Rough Guide to World Music and the BBC, among others.
He founded and co-edits the online Gulf Art Guide and the Amsterdam Medina agenda on activities in and from the Middle-East in Amsterdam.