Participant Profile

Bozhena Pelenska


Bozhena Pelenska is Director of the Jam Factory Art Center, a new multi-disciplinary contemporary art center which is located in a former industrial building in Lviv, Western Ukraine. The Center is a new and ambitious platform for international collaboration and the development of contemporary art and culture, offering innovative interdisciplinary programming and education projects. Bozhena and her team have been working to organize cultural and educational events that introduce members of marginalized local communities to diverse artistic and social practices from Ukraine and abroad.

Bozhena planned to dedicate her time in the U.S. to exploring institutional and audience development for the arts, observing projects with strong community engagement, and researching exemplary models of programming and operations of multi-disciplinary arts and culture centers.