Festival Administrators gain hands-on leadership training in this program for young people, led by young people. Festival Administrators engage with the Festival as creative thinkers, planning fundraising events and promotional projects to ensure the success of the festival for its participants and audience. From seeking sponsorship, to planning a hoppin’ fundraiser, to performing administrative tasks, Festival Administrators have a hand in it all and are a vital part of Paprika.
Hana El Niwairi is a writer and arts manager with a background working in various capacities in theatre, film, and literary arts. A graduate of Humber College’s Arts Administration and Cultural Management program, Hana has worked primarily in event-planning, communications, and fundraising, with the Media Arts Network of Ontario, the Book and Periodical Council, Ontario Culture Days, One Little Goat Theatre Company, and Frontier College. She holds a degree in Creative Writing, English, and Psychology from Western University in London, Ontario, where she worked as a stage manager for various community theatre companies. In addition to her work with Paprika, Hana also currently works at a literary agency.