Mohammed Ali MBE

Founder and Artistic Director - BIRMINGHAM -

Mohammed onceived and developed the Soul City Arts brand over 15 years ago. He is a world renowned graffiti artist and curator who believes passionately in bringing art to everyday people.

Helga Henry

Acting Executive Director - BIRMINGHAM -

A skilled leader of groups, event host and speaker, Helga is a specialist in bringing strategy to life by building communication skills and confidence. Helga is currently consulting to Soul City Arts.

Executive Chair - WARWICK -

James is a Reader in German Studies at the University of Warwick. His research specialism is Islam in European history and culture. He works at connecting academia meaningfully with society through arts and outreach programmes.

Creative Producer - BIRMINGHAM -

A radio host and youth engagement and communications specialist, Manpreet designs and develops artistic programmes to reach new audiences. He is passionate about arts and social justice.

Graphic Designer - ISTANBUL -

A design, photography and video specialist, Richard works with Soul City Arts on its marketing and online presence.

Production Designer - BIRMINGHAM -

An artist in his own right, Matt has supported Soul City Arts to deliver projects from stage design through to constructing sets for our immersive experiences.

International Projects Producer - CHICAGO -

Asad Ali Jafri is a cultural producer and artist that helps Soul City Arts produce projects internationally in places like Chicago, New York and Kuala Lumpur.

Kirsten Forkert

Board Member - BIRMINGHAM -

Kirsten is a researcher and activist, and researches the politics of cultural work and education. She is affiliated with Birmingham City University at the Birmingham School of Media.

Nikki Bi

Board Member - BIRMINGHAM -

Nikki has an interest in community, representation, the issues women face and programme management. A community activist and event organizer.