Board Member

Kiran Singh Sirah is President of the International Storytelling Center, producers of the world acclaimed National Storytelling Festival, based in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Kiran has established a number of international award-winning arts, cultural and human rights programs. After 9/11 he developed programs at National Museums Scotland, and created a number of peace initiatives exploring issues of religious, ethnic, and sectarian conflicts in Scotland and Northern Ireland. He went on to lead the Helen Keller International Arts award, establishing disability arts part of Glasgow’s Creative UNESCO City of Music. In 2011 Kiran embarked on a Rotary Peace Fellowship, focusing on focusing on the folklore of “home”. Working across the arts, cultural and peacebuilding community he emphasizes his interest in “the power of human creativity, arts, storytelling and social justice, and the notion of a truly multicultural society.” In 2012, Kiran was invited to give a key note address at the United Nations entitled Telling Stories That Matter- A project that encourages the use of arts, culture and diverse storytelling within the global peace building community.
February 18, 2016

Dudamel during halftime.
February 5, 2016

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