Mariana Bondarenko (Kyiv, Ukraine) is music program manager at Ukrainian Institute, governmental structure affiliated in Ministry of foreign affairs of Ukraine. She is implementing international programs in jazz music sphere to promote Ukrainian culture abroad and initiating new cooperation on the level of musicians, festivals, institutions etc., providing intercultural dialogue between Ukraine and other countries of the world. Recently she initiated the first official participance of Ukraine at jazzahead! and WOMEX, partnership with Europe Jazz Network, numerous international festivals, and music institutions.
Prior experience she got at the cultural department of Goethe Institute and Austrian Cultural forum in Kyiv while implementing big bilateral projects in Ukraine and abroad.