Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2017
Almir is the Co-founder and Co-director of Counterpoints Arts where he has worked for over 12 years, developing creative strategies for engaging with refugee and migrant experiences.
His previous experiences include leading on the development of a national strategy and identity for Refugee Week UK; initiating the Simple Acts participatory programme; developing Platforma – national arts and refugees networking project; curating and producing events, exhibitions and commissions; and developing lasting partnerships with a big number of organisations across the country, ranging from mainstream cultural organisations and international and national NGOs to smaller arts organisations and community groups.
His passion is literature. He studied English literature (BA), Anthropology (MA) and Creative Writing (MA). Almir is currently an Impact Acceleration Research Fellow at York University.
Current principal role: Co-director
Current principal organisation: Counterpoint Arts