Belarmino&Partners collaborates with various institutions, artists and professionals on project basis. The company develops its own projects and raises funding through income earned in project management consultancy, private and public grants as well as contributions from individuals. It is run by its Founder and Managing Director, Vanini Belarmino.
Founder and Managing Director
Vanini Belarmino is an independent producer,curator and writer. She is the Managing Director of Belarmino&Partners, a company set-up in Berlin, Germany in March 2008 to realise cross-border and interdisciplinary collaborations. To pursue her passion in developing grassroots cultural initiatives between Asia and Europe, she launched ZENSORS in Germany (2008) and Philippines (2009).
In 2007, she joined Walkscreen in leading the EU-art-peace project Challenging Walls in Israel and Palestine. While working for the Asia-Europe Foundation (2003-2007), she was responsible for the establishment of its performing art programmes: I’mPULSE (music) and Pointe to Point (dance) as well as the management of ASEMUS (Asia-Europe Museum Network). Vanini has worked for institutions like the Cultural Center of the Philippines (1992-1997), Ballet Philippines (1995-1997), Department of Education, Culture and Sports (1997-1998), and the European Cultural Foundation (2003). Vanini has spearheaded projects in countries like Austria, Cambodia, China, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
She also works as a cultural correspondent for various publications and online platforms like the Korean Arts Management Services’ the Apro , Culture 360 and Hub City for Asian Culture’s project, Culture Asia and Runthru Dance Magazine.
Vanini is a grant recipient of the Asian Cultural Council (2009 & 2014), Japan Foundation (2008 and 2009) and a fellow of International Society for the Performing Arts (2009, 2012). She received academic training in theatre arts, art history, European cultural policy and management.
She served as the General Manager for the inaugural Singapore International Jazz Festival 2014.
Truong Ngu, Brunnenstrasse Productions – Adviser
Christina Rogers – Project Assistant