Founder and Creative Director

Carolina brings a wealth of experience in applied theatre and a deep commitment to empowering migrant women. Her experience as a migrant in the UK added to her extensive background in performing arts and a Master’s degree in Applied Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama laid the foundation for MinA in 2018. Carolina believes in the transformative power of the arts to promote personal and collective empowerment, particularly in the healing journey of migrant women survivors of gendered violence.

Research and Development Manager/Co-director

Renata uses her expertise and dedication to contribute to the organization’s growth and evolution, ensuring that the programs and initiatives remain grounded in sound research and effective development strategies. For the past 10 years she has been working as a Programme Manager, involved in developing international collaborations, focusing on the use of Arts & Community engagement methodologies as a resource for researching Gender-Based Violence, Mental Health, Urban Violence, and homelessness in the UK, Latin America, and South Asia.

Community Engagement:

Simone Amorim

Simone plays a crucial role in community engagement, reaching out to migrant women and fostering connections. As a social worker and founder of Musica com Dendê, a community project celebrating Afro-Brazilian traditions, Simone brings a unique perspective and passion for community empowerment.

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board comprises five exceptional women, each bringing expertise in scriptwriting, communications, dance, and painting. These visionary individuals have been integral to MinA since its inception, shaping the organization’s trajectory and contributing to its success. Meet our advisory board members:

Adriana Pereira
Aline Santos
Eliete Reis Negre
Karina Sgarbi
Simone Souza

Associate Artists

MinA proudly collaborates with a diverse group of talented migrant womxn artists, infusing our stories with their creativity and dedication to social change. Meet our guest artists:

Alba Cabral


Carolina Paulino


Isadora Chamis


Louise Carpenedo


Luciana Dal Ri

Director of Photography

Luiza Paiva


Mariana Pinho

Costume & Prop Designer

Nina Franco

Visual Artist

Paula Santos

Graphic designer

Paula Siqueira


Together, this incredible team is driving MinA's mission to use the arts as a catalyst for healing, empowerment, and social change.