Culture and Creativity Award 2024

Alumni who have carved a career for themselves in arts and culture. We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate their artistic ingenuity, influence and creativity.

Global Finalists

  • University of St Andrews

    As the clothing historian at the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society, Charlotte has curated two of the museum’s most widely visited clothing exhibits and helped to digitise its clothing and textile collection including garments that span more than 200 years of the town’s history. Charlotte uses TikTok and YouTube to promote the museum’s collection and educate their audiences about working with historical clothing. She also provides interns with engaging educational experiences for future generations of clothing historians.

    Americas: Charlotte Engel (USA)
  • University of Exeter, Anglia Ruskin University

    Chioma is a public policy lawyer, author, parenting educator and coach and working in the public sector in Nigeria. She is known for her work as an author, and as a literacy and parenting educator. Chioma has authored several children’s books and coordinates book donations and training for working parents. Via her social media platforms on Instagram and YouTube she has supported thousands of parents worldwide with parenting skills and supported several authors with realising their own literary dreams.

    Sub-Saharan Africa: Chioma Momah (Nigeria)
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

    Gevorg champions women artists through various activities including a programme called ‘Yerevan for Women’, supporting artists in the field of art education, literature, sculpture, music, arts and theatre. He based his first award-winning novel ‘Undead’ on his student experience in London. He is a researcher, lecturer and the Deputy head of the department of culture and tourism in Yerevan Municipality, where he brings together his experience in public policy and passion for arts and creativity.

    Wider Europe: Gevorg Sahakyan (Armenia)
  • University of Cambridge

    Mira is head of the Song Fund at Snafu Records, an artificial intelligence-enabled record label that provides advances and growth support to over 180 artists around the world. Snafu has also recently launched a fund dedicated to supporting and elevating women creators and to address the persistent underrepresentation of women in music and to shift the percentage of women actually making a living on music. In 2023, Mira was nominated for MusicWeek’s Women in Music Award.

    Europe: Mira Howard (Sweden)
  • University of Bath, University of Gloucestershire

    As an architect, Minh, blends mindfulness with architecture, fostering originality and breakthrough. Minh co-founded MPN + Partners, infusing designs with depth and purpose. Award-winning and globally recognised, he champions meaningful architecture, emphasising environmental impact and community enrichment. Through talks, seminars, and mentorship, Minh shares expertise to inspire the next generation. Dedicated to advancing architecture with purpose, he fosters creativity, sustainability, and global collaboration. Minh’s passion lies in nurturing future architects and shaping a more sustainable architectural work worldwide.

    East Asia: Nguyen Phuc Minh (Vietnam)
  • Goldsmiths, University of London; Chevening scholar

    Driven by a passion to revive Egyptian crafts through their use in fashion and impact the crafts and creative economy. Norhan created the slow fashion brand Saqhoute. Her impact has been recognised locally and on a global scale representing sustainable fashion at COP27. Alongside her work, Norhan is involved in initiatives to grow the sustainable fashion sector through education and collaboration and continues to use her platform to raise awareness about fashion sustainability and slowness.

    Middle East and North Africa: Norhan El Sakkout (Egypt)
  • City, University of London

    Saad is a distinguished multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker. His work, featured globally on platforms like the BBC, Vice, and Al Jazeera, has significantly influenced social awareness and policy reforms on human rights and social issues. With nominations for esteemed awards such as the Emmy and International Documentary Association Award, Saad's documentaries attest to his commitment to public interest journalism. His work shines a light on the marginalised to amplify their voices and advocate for change.

    South Asia: Saad Masood Zuberi (Pakistan)

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