Iryna Chuzhynova is the Director of the Directorate of Arts & Culture in the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. She is also a member and co-founder of NGO’s “Coalition of Cultural Actors” and the author more than 300 publications in newspapers & magazines about both the Ukrainian and European theatre process.
Iryna holds a Ph.D. in Theater Art. From 2019 till 2021, she served as a head of the analytical department of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, a state-owned institution with the aim to facilitate development of culture and arts in Ukraine. In 2016-2019, she acted as a curator from the Ukrainian side of an all-Ukrainian competition Taking the Stage (a theatre program of the British Council in Ukraine). Prior to this, from 2012 to 2015, Iryna was a co-founder and curator of the Les Kurbas Ukrainian Emerging Directors Festival in Kyiv.