Orit Azaz

Orit Azaz

Orit is an independent artistic director, facilitator and creative thinker, with a national and international profile for working in cultural and community settings. Her experience combines directing large-scale performances and events; developing contexts for collaborations between artists and communities; and artform development and research.

She was Creative Director of ‘Portrait of a Nation’ for Liverpool Cultural Company and Heritage lottery Fund in 2008, working with partners, artists and young people in 17 UK cities to celebrate what it means to be British, as seen through the eyes of young people.

Over the last 6 years, the focus of her work has been outdoor arts, working with the UK’s leading contemporary circus theatre company, Nofit State Circus, as artistic director of a series of large scale open air performances, including ‘Parklife’, ‘Barricade’ and ‘Open House’.

In parallel, Orit has supported the development of outdoor arts, both nationally, and in Birmingham and the West Midlands, working with Birmingham Hippodrome, mac Birmingham and Creative Shift to help create the conditions for more high quality outdoor arts in the region.

She has been working with Birmingham Cathedral since 2013 to devise an artistic vision and programme in celebration of its 300th anniversary.