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Meena Malik

Program Manager, Theater
She/Her/Hers

Biography

Meena Malik, Program Manager of Theater at NEFA, is a recognized vocalist, arts consultant, and cultural organizer. Meena organized and led “Beyond Orientalism: The Boston Forum” and is a co-founder and steering committee member of Boston’s first API (Asian Pacific Islander) Arts Network. Meena works in the performing arts community as facilitator, grant panelist, educator, speaker, and consultant with organizations such as Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET), MAP Fund, CreateWell Fund, Somerville Arts Council, Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA), Superhouse Clubhouse, El Sistema in Acarigua, Showa Boston, Japanese Arts Network, and many others. An alumna of the artEquity Facilitator Training, Meena is actively engaged in a national community of practice for anti-oppression work in the arts. As an artist, Meena has performed with Opera Providence, MassOpera, Boston Opera Collaborative, New England Orchestra among others. She currently performs with Voci Angelica Trio, an international band that creates a musical fusion of world folk and classical music that transcends political and geographic borders. Meena serves as a board member of Arts Connect International (ACI), and is a proud member of Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA), former mentee in their 2017 cohort of the Leadership Through Mentorship Program, member of the Network for Arts Administrators of Color (NAAC), and former fellow of the 2018 Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) Emerging Leadership Institute. Meena holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory and a Masters in Arts Administration from Boston University. Meena currently works remotely from Torrance, CA, where she lives with her husband and son.

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