Amerah Saleh is a spoken word artist, workshop facilitator, host, project coordinator and outspoken human rights supporter. Amerah won the Art Award at Youth 4 Excellence and become the Overall Youth 4 Excellence Award Winner in 2015.
Amerah aims to inspire and enthuse the younger generation whilst also making the older generation look at the current state of our society and addressing what needs to change. Amerah is a lover of words and wild creativity- with a strong belief that creativity rekindles our souls with life.
Amerah Saleh has performed around the country at events and festivals, and has received commissions from Sampad, BMAG, mac birmingham, Channel 4, Eastern Electronic Festival, TedxBrum, Library of Birmingham, REP Theatre and Watford Palace. She has performed around the world, sharing her stories and connecting with people. She has performed and created pieces in Birmingham, London, Oxford, Preston, Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Bosnia, New York, Budapest, Austria, Belgium and Rotterdam.
Amerah was also granted a development fund by Arts Connect to support in new ways of working with language and loop pedals in 2016.
Amerah has been informally mentoring young artists for a while, working on their stresses, careers into the arts and confidence she provides spaces for young people to talk and share new writing with her. She also mentors on producing, event management and hosting.
Amerah isa Board Member of the global poetry slam Pangaea Poetry and Birmingham Repertory Theatre after being a resident artist in 2015. She aims to bring young people to the forefront of organisations minds’ and provide a voice in the room that could become potential opportunities for young people within the city and beyond.
She is currently working as a poetry mentor with Brouhaha festival working with poets from Liverpool, Belgium, San Francisco and Holland.
Amerah has produced events since 2013, working on Campaigns and Experiences at Beatfreeks where all the work is about creating safe spaces to engage 16-25 year olds, finding new ways of educating young people to take ownership of the future through unique events. Through Beatfreeks she has produced events like Make Your Mark: EU, The Social Exchange, Level UP and Dinner With Strangers.
Amerah supported the producing of Ars Electronica, an arts and tech festival in Linz, Austria in 2016.