Zain Dada is a cultural producer and writer based in London. He is currently producer/arts programmer at Free Word - an arts venue focussing on the power & politics of words. As the co-founder of Khidr Collective - a multi-disciplinary arts collective platforming the work of Muslim artists, he leads on arts direction and co-edits their bi-annual publication, the Khidr Collective Zine.
Zain has written for Exeunt, Media Diversified, SkinDeep and Platform. His directing credits include The Moon Is A Meme, written by former Channel 4 Playwright in Residence, Zia Ahmed and co-produced by Film Pill.
Zain has also worked on the intersection of the arts, community and research. From co-programming events at community centres due to be demolished to turning facts about obscure council redevelopment plans into powerful, human stories that stir people’s imaginations. He is inspired by projects, initiatives and movements which are accessible, creative and broad in their approach to provoke social change.
"Zain is a true impresario. From his imagination direct into our societal consousness. Zains ability to elegantly draw cultural through lines between the local to the global demonstrates an artist striving to re-write a new version of the world that is both uncompromising and filled with a new truth. He is our present, our future and our truth." - Madani Younis, Creative Director of Southbank Centre
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Producer/Programmer at Free Word
Creative Director and co-founder of multi-disciplinary arts collective, Khidr Collective.
Co-founder of Decolonising Our Minds.
MA Creative Writing and Education, Goldsmiths, University of London (2017-2018)
BA Politics & History, SOAS, University of London (2011-2015).
2018: Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship: Building economies for community arts: Sustainability and cultural capability.
2017: Aziz Foundation: Developing Arts Management Professionals and Artists from British Muslim Communities.
2016: Co-president Activities & Events, SOAS Students’ Union. Co-founding ‘Decolonising SOAS’ campaign.