Practitioners

Arts for Action started as a loose network of associations – formed through various projects or organisations managed by Artistic Director Melissa Eveleigh.
Formally registered in 2016, Arts for Action brings together people from a cross-section of disciplines who individually make things happen and together represent excellence in international practice in the area of the arts and communication for development.

Team

Melissa Eveleigh

Melissa Eveleigh

Founder Director

Baynham Goredema

Baynham Goredema

Graphic Designer

Practitioners

Adam McGuigan

Adam McGuigan

Director/ Writer

Edith We Utonga

Edith We Utonga

Musician / Performer

Anthony Majestese

Anthony Majestese

Performer / Facilitator / Project Manager

Calvin Chimutuwah

Calvin Chimutuwah

Artist

Dipo Katimba

Dipo Katimba

Women’s Rights / Performer / Activist

James Cuningham

James Cuningham

Actor and theatre maker

Pierre Kogan

Pierre Kogan

Filmmaker

Sukanya Purkayastha

Sukanya Purkayastha

Music and Development practitioner

Mercy Kwaramba

Mercy Kwaramba

Researcher

Matteo Sacco

Matteo Sacco

Performer / theatre maker

Kate McBain

Kate McBain

Producer, consultant and arts advisor

Mike Van Graan

Mike Van Graan

Playwright / Policy leader

Dipu Az

Dipu Az

Film for Development

Kieran Luxton

Kieran Luxton

Performer / theatre maker / trainer

Max Graef

Max Graef

Community Radio for Development

Chris Milner

Chris Milner

Media, Arts and Peacebuilding,

Lloyd Mujuru

Lloyd Mujuru

Director / Facilitator / Activist

Nkwachi Mahango

Nkwachi Mahango

Events / Producer

Abhishek Majumdar

Abhishek Majumdar

Playwright and director

Lee Hart

Lee Hart

Performer / theatre maker

Kyla Davis

Kyla Davis

Director / Performer / Activist

Reza Aziz

Reza Aziz

Facilitator / performer

Alison Green

Alison Green

Project Manager / educator

Titus Moetsabi

Titus Moetsabi

Theatre for Development Practitioner

Johnny Girges

Johnny Girges

Circus artist, musician, and psychosocial support professional

Everson Ndlovu

Everson Ndlovu

Performer / Facilitator / Project Manager

Nicho Aphane

Nicho Aphane

Contemporary dancer / Choreographer / Facilitator

Sheema Kermani

Sheema Kermani

Performer, Writer, Director, Women’s rights activist

Dave Carey

Dave Carey

Theatre, Composition, Music for Youth Empowerment

Kate Denman

Kate Denman

Participatory photographer

Joke Van Kampen

Joke Van Kampen

Communication and activism for development

Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu

Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu

Director / Writer / Performer

Arjen Van De Merwe

Arjen Van De Merwe

Photographer

Rafiq Hajat

Rafiq Hajat

Policy analyst and Activist

Mphundu Mjumira

Mphundu Mjumira

Theatre / Events/ Facilitation

Robert Maclaren

Robert Maclaren

Director

Elias Phiri

Elias Phiri

Programme Manager

Hannah Rounding

Hannah Rounding

trainer / facilitator / programme manager