Dan Gorman is the Executive Director of Shubbak Festival, London’s only citywide festival of contemporary Arab culture. He is also the co-founder and coordinator of Reel Festivals.
From 2009 – 2014, Dan was the director of Firefly International NGO which aims to break down barriers between communities via the arts and education in the UK, Iraq, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. Dan also has worked on many community arts projects, both in the UK (such as the Forest Café in Edinburgh) and the Middle East. All of these projects have the aim of increasing dialogue, communication and collaboration, while promoting social justice and equality through the arts.