Christopher Hibma

Widely recognized as a leader in culture, strategy, art, design, and international collaborations, Christopher Hibma is a member of Creative Capital’s National Advisory Council, and an advisor to Ettijahat, a Syrian arts and culture organization based in Beirut. Hibma has served as a consultant and collaborator to institutions like Harlem’s The Apollo Theater, the National Accelerator for Cultural Innovation at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and the global design firm, IDEO. Most recently, he has been exploring how rituals can infuse meaning in our virtual environments, as well as how this moment is an opportunity for radical imagination to create a more inclusive future. Himba strives for creativity in our collective spaces so that we may move beyond binaries to embrace nuance. He is co-creator of Creative Tensions, a fresh approach to dialogue that asks participants to reveal where they stand on an issue by where they stand—and move—in a room. Deep, nuanced conversations have been had in places such as Aspen Ideas Festival, NPR, Sundance Film Festival, CES, Creative Mornings, and National Geographic. In his most recent role as the Director of Sundance Institute’s Theatre Program, Hibma oversaw one of the world’s leading and most diverse rosters of artist activities. In his role, he worked to expand the Program’s cultural impact outside the American context, with an emphasis on storytelling that incorporated a wide range of creative disciplines. Hibma lives with his husband and daughter in Brooklyn.