Art Without Borders, Inc. is a not-for-profit (pending 501(c)(3) status) organization with a mission to inspire and expand students’ and educators’ imaginations through the arts and through cultural experiences. AWB aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally.
ISKRITSA OGNIANOVA, FOUNDER & CEO
Iskritsa Ognianova is an accomplished multilingual Arts & Culture consultant with a regional focus on North America and Europe.
She has held executive roles in project management, integrated marketing and brand alliance campaigns, sales, fundraising, education, media relations and broadcasting, special events, and cultural heritage management. Ms. Ognianova worked most recently at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – New York City Opera and New York City Ballet, The Nederlander Organization, Carnegie Hall, and The Arthur Miller Journal.
Raised in an opera theater family, she fell in love with the arts, theater and music, and graduated in Musical Theater Performance from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) New York after completing a Master’s in International Tourism from the University of Barcelona, Spain. Always eager to learn about all aspects of the arts and culture industry, she joined the nonprofit management graduate program at Columbia University, Ivy League. Other educational credits include Jazz voice performance from the Berklee College of Music, LICEU Conservatory Barcelona, Spain.
She is a polyglot, certified in English, Russian, Spanish and Bulgarian, and has also studied German, Italian, Catalan, and French.
Ms. Ognianova believes deeply in using the arts as a medium to create cross-cultural dialogue. Her New York experience will serve to build a bridge between the U.S.A. and Europe, and encourage global collaboration.