Dr. Marielle Barrow Maignan is the coordinator of the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovative Fund at the Caribbean Development Bank. She is responsible for coordinating programming under CIIF for the bank’s 19 borrowing member countries: design of programming, managing grantee projects and mobilising additional resources for the fund.
Dr. Barrow Maignan is a Fulbright scholar, social entrepreneur, arts management consultant and visual artist. Her passion and vocation is to realise real social transformation through arts-based socio-economic interventions within high-risk communities. She has worked across the Caribbean, in the US and Africa in cultural programming and as a consultant in the creative industries in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Broward County, Florida. She founded Caribbean InTransit in 2010, a non-profit with a volunteer team of more than 33 professionals operating across 13 countries spearheading the production of an open-access peer-reviewed journal, arts festivals, research projects and the This is ME programme.