Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center Announces Zainab Saleh as New Executive Director

Jan 4, 2023

The Exciting New Chapter for Squeaky Wheel

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center, a leading organization in the realm of film and media arts, is pleased to announce the appointment of Zainab Saleh as its new Executive Director. With an exceptional background in nonprofit management and a passion for the arts, Zainab is poised to bring new energy and innovation to the organization.

About Zainab Saleh

Zainab Saleh brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit leadership and a deep understanding of the film and media arts community to her role as the Executive Director of Squeaky Wheel. With a background in arts administration and a proven track record in driving growth and fostering community engagement, Zainab is an exciting addition to the team.

Prior to joining Squeaky Wheel, Zainab served as the Executive Director of a prominent film organization where she successfully implemented strategic initiatives, expanded programming, and established valuable partnerships in the community. Her expertise in fundraising and grant writing has also played a critical role in advancing the organization's financial stability.

Zainab's Vision for Squeaky Wheel

Zainab's appointment as Executive Director signifies an exciting chapter for Squeaky Wheel. She brings a fresh perspective and a commitment to fostering inclusivity, diversity, and innovation within the organization. Her vision is to transform Squeaky Wheel into a world-class hub for independent filmmakers and media artists, providing them with the necessary resources, opportunities, and support to thrive.

Zainab aims to expand Squeaky Wheel's educational programs, strengthening its commitment to media literacy and empowering emerging artists to tell their stories. She also plans to cultivate partnerships with local businesses and community organizations, creating a network that fosters collaboration and drives economic growth in the film and media arts industry.

Community Engagement and Impact

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center has always been deeply connected to the community it serves. Under Zainab's leadership, the organization will strive to enhance its community engagement efforts, ensuring that it remains a vibrant and inclusive space that reflects the diverse voices and perspectives of Buffalo and beyond.

Through a wide range of innovative programming, including film screenings, workshops, exhibitions, and artist residencies, Squeaky Wheel will continue to create opportunities for dialogue and cultural exchange. Zainab is dedicated to cultivating an accessible and welcoming environment where artists and audiences can connect, collaborate, and be inspired.

Supporting the Film and Media Arts Community

In addition to its commitment to filmmakers and media artists, Squeaky Wheel is dedicated to supporting and nurturing the film and media arts community as a whole. Zainab is passionate about developing partnerships with local schools, colleges, and universities to provide educational opportunities, internships, and mentorship programs.

The organization will also play an active role in advocating for policies that promote the growth and sustainability of the film and media arts sector. By working closely with government agencies, industry stakeholders, and cultural institutions, Squeaky Wheel aims to create an ecosystem that fosters creativity and drives economic impact.

Join Squeaky Wheel's Exciting Journey

The appointment of Zainab Saleh as Executive Director marks a significant milestone in Squeaky Wheel's history. Under her leadership, the organization is set to embark on an exciting journey of growth, innovation, and community building. Join us on this remarkable path and be a part of the vibrant film and media arts scene in Buffalo.