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Promoting Macedonian cultural heritage, one project at a time!
About Us

The Macedonian Arts Council involves a group of volunteers worldwide, who donate their time, talent and efforts to projects that cater to the Arts Council’s mission’ objective, to promote and affirm Macedonian cultural heritage.

The Council’s projects are conceptualized and selected based on a single premise: that they preserve, promote and uphold Macedonian cultural heritage, on an ongoing basis. Permanent ethnographic collection and landmarks, documentary programs that celebrate accomplished individuals of Macedonian decent and music projects that promote Macedonian musical heritage, are some of the projects on the organization’s agenda.

The Board of directors and the Advisory Board work closely in support of the projects approved for funding. The daily operations of the Council are managed by the Executive Director.

Board of Directors

  • Inez Giles, Ph. D.
  • Mike Eldred
  • Igor Toshevski
  • TBA

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Pavlina Proevska

A native of Macedonia, Pavlina Proevska studied public relations in Paris, and was a producer for CBS News and a field producer for the USA Cable Networks. An independent film producer since 1986, she has produced two feature films, The Magic Snowman, a children’s Christmas tale (endorsed by UNICEF and dedicated to the world's children) and Happy Hell Night, a supernatural thriller. She has produced numerous videos and film shorts as well as live events. She is presently in post-production for the documentary films My American Pilgrimage, The Promise of Perfume, and Arts Whisperings.

Ms. Proevska is in pre-production of The Magic Snowman II She's also packaging a romantic comedy slated for April 2015, and is developing an epic story, The Magic Snowman III and a live action/animated family picture based on a Macedonian folk tale.

Pavlina Proevska is the founder and Executive Director of the Macedonian Arts Council.

She is fluent in five languages and lives and works in New York.

  • Pavlina Proevska
    Executive Director
  • Hamod Meshkat
    Financial Analyst
  • Sandra Markoski
    Media Manager

Hamod Meshkat

Hamod Meshkat is a Tax Accountant-Enrolled Agent and a former Financial Analyst.

He holds an MBA in Finance from Baruch College and is presently working on becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

Born in New York he has a keen appreciation of world cultures and has been affiliated with the Macedonian Arts Council since 2013.


Sandra Markoski

Sandra is a senior at CUNY Baruch College majoring in Psychology and Communications. Born in New York, Sandra is a first generation Macedonian-American. Her father is native to Struga, Macedonia.

Sandra maintains and edits the website presence for the Macedonian Arts Council. She also creates graphic designs and content.

Sandra Markoski has been affiliated with the Arts Council since 2016.