Keep the UK in Creative Europe


Over 250 European cultural leaders and arts organisations have signed the letter below urging the UK’s Secretary of State, Rt Hon Oliver Dowden to reverse the decision to take the UK out of Creative Europe, the EU’s funding programme for the cultural and creative sectors. 

This joint action was initiated by D6 – Culture in transit.


Open Letter
8 September 2020

Dear Secretary of State for Culture, Rt Hon Oliver Dowden,

We the undersigned would like to express our disappointment at the UK decision to withdraw from the Creative Europe programme from 2021.  We represent European arts and cultural organisations, networks, artists, musicians, performers, dancers,  policy makers, across the whole European creative sector.

The Creative Europe programme supports a unique collaborative approach to cultural development, production and presentation, drawing on expertise in participating countries to produce the best and most innovative results. The UK has a clear role to play in providing and building that expertise, with UK organisations currently involved in 42% of Creative Europe Cooperation Projects, the second most partnered country in this scheme.  

A Creative Europe grant brings the opportunity to build networks and form relationships for future work, but it is also a chance to develop empathy and understanding of people outside of our own ever decreasing echo chambers.  It is a vehicle to build community and a vehicle to promote peace and prosperity.

The Creative Europe programme exposes our Creative and Cultural Sectors to the talent and expertise available in the UK and provides opportunities for your cultural sector to operate in the EU27 and beyond.  From 2014-18 Creative Europe awarded €89.5 million (£79 million) to 376 UK-based cultural and creative organisations and audiovisual companies; reaching audiences of 61m, 7m of those in the UK.

Our UK friends and colleagues make a vital contribution to the cultural life of Europe, and for many of us the Creative Europe programme is the springboard for working with the UK. Without continued UK participation, successful collaborations will fade away,  to the detriment of the UK and the rest of Europe.

The decision to close this route for collaboration is shortsighted and unnecessary. It brings no evident benefit to the cultural sector in the UK, or indeed to those of us wanting to bring UK organisations and artists into our national or pan European programmes. We respectfully ask that you reconsider this decision.

Yours Sincerely,

​Marine Karoyan, artistic director of ARé Festival, Yerevan, Armenia

Michal Glikson: visual artist/ researcher, Peripatetic and cross-cultural practice, Australia

Erika Thümmel, FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria

Ludwig Zeier, Head of uniT GmbH, Graz, Austria

Annalee Davis, Independent visual artist & founding director, The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc., Barbados

Anika Arevalo, Secretariat, on behalf of  Amateo/The European Network for Active Participation in Cultural Activities, Belgium

Tere Badia, Secretary General, Culture Action Europe, Brussels, Belgium

Marieke De Munck, Curator Arts Centre Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium

Kea Hoppe, Deputy Director, European Educational Exchanges – Youth For Understanding, Brussels, Belgium

Virginie Michils, Head of the cultural department of Ostend, Belgium

Ása Richardsdóttir, Secretary General, IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts,  Brussels, Belgium

Martine Vandermaes, Head of the Ostend Public Library, Belgium

Valerie Vernimme, administrator Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium

Aida Kalender, cultural policy researcher and manager, Director of AKCIJA Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Atanas Maev, CEO of Derida Dance Center/ Art link  foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria

Kamelia Nikolova, Head of Theatre Studies Department, National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Stanislava Tasheva, Project Manager, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Dimitar Uzunov, Artistic Director of Famille Mundi theatre company and Arte Urbana Collectif, Bulgaria and France

Zvonimir Dobrović, President of Domino associacion, Zagreb, Croatia

Marija Katalinic; Participatory Program Manager, Rijeka 2020 – European capital of culture, Rijeka, Croatia

Marijana Rimanić, Communication Manager, Pogon – Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth, Croatia

Janja Sesar, director, Pogon – Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth, Croatia

Aleksandra Uzelac, IRMO – Institute for Development and International Relations, Zagreb, Croatia

Vanda Velagić, Producer, Drugo more, Croatia

Dean Zahtila, President of Labin Art Express XXI, Labin, Croatia

Nora Hadjisotiriou, Atlantis Culture, Nicosia, Cyprus

Christina Skarpari, Creative Director and Founder, Xarkis LTD, Cyprus

Argyro Toumazou, Cultural Producer, Director Multi-Arts Crossings  Nicosia, Cyprus

Alexis Vassiliou, Artistic Director-Dance House Lemesos/ Artist, Limassol, Cyprus

Yvona Kreuzmannová, Founder and Director, Tanec Praha, Czech Republic

Markéta Perroud, artistic co-director of Tanec Praha, Czech Republic

Pavla Petrová, director, Arts and Theatre Institute, Prague, Czech Republic

Peter Campbell Bensted, Artistic Director, The Cultural Association WorldWideWords, Byens Hus Roskilde, Denmark

Martin Damgaard, Constituted Executive Director, Swinging Europe, Herning, Denmark

Jesper de Neergaard, Artistic Director, Bora Bora – dance and visual theatre, Denmark

Nanna Guldhammer Wraae, painter and video artist, Denmark

Mikkel Harder Munck-Hansen, stage director, cultural leader, Copenhagen, Denmark

Frederik Hardvendel, Director, Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jeppe H. Nissen, Producer and dramaturge, Bora Bora – dance and visual theatre, Denmark 

Niels Righolt, CEO, Center for Kunst & Interkultur, Copenhagen, Denmark

Karin Seisbøll, producer at Vendsyssel Teater, Denmark

Hanne Svejstrup, Head of Activities, Dansehallerne, Denmark

Kaspar Aug, Marketing Project Manager, Tartu 2024 European Capital of Culture, Estonia

Erni Kask, Member of the Board, Programme Coordinator, Tartu 2024 European Capital of Culture, Estonia

Leelo Lehtla, Member of the Board of PLMF Music Trust and Owner & Director of PLMF Arts Management, Estonia

Toomas Peterson, Financial Manager, Tartu 2024 European Capital of Culture, Estonia

Berk Vaher, head of Tartu branch of Estonian Writers Union, board member at Prima Vista International Literary Festival, Tartu, Estonia

Elisa Thoma, Communication Manager on behalf of Live DMA, across Europe

Emilie Gardberg, Director, The Finnish Institute in London, Finland, UK and Ireland

Katarina Lindholm, Manager of International Affairs, Dance Info Finland, Finland

Marita Muukkonen, Co-Founding Director, Perpetuum Mobile (PM) / Artists at Risk (AR), an international organisation based in Helsinki and Berlin, Finland and Germany

Ivor Stodolsky, Co-Founding Director, Perpetuum Mobile (PM) / Artists at Risk (AR), an international organisation based in Helsinki and Berlin, Finland and Germany

Jonna Strandberg, Curator of Performing Arts, Kiasma Theatre, Finland

Isabelle Battioni, Déléguée générale, ACCR (Association des Centres culturels de rencontre), France

Hélène Billy, Cultural manager and consultant, Paris, France

Angie Cotte, Secretary General, Fanuk Fund, France

Philippe Fanjas, Director, French Association of Orchestras (AFO) France

Lauranne Germond, Director of COAL, Paris, France

Agnès Henry, extrapole, Director, Paris, France 

Camille Jutant, MCF University Lyon 2, France

Frederic Mazelly, Artistic Director, la Villette- Paris, France 

Julie Moreira-Miguel, Responsable relations avec les publics, Festival de Marseille, France

Agathe Ottavi, co-director, Cuesta, Rennes-Paris, France

Cécile Provôt, director, circusnext, Paris, France

Stéphane Segreto-Aguilar, Paris, France

Giambattista Tofoni, general manager EJN – Europe Jazz Network, Pantin, France

Tamar Kiknadze, Programmes Development Manager, Georgian Arts and Culture Center, Georgia

Astrid Behrens, stage and costume designer, artist, Munich, Germany

Anja Brixle, Andrea Marton and Simone Schulte-Aladag, Artistic directors, FOKUS TANZ Munich, Germany

Elsa Büsing, Dramaturg and Production Manager, Munich, Germany

Marcio Carvalho, artist and curator, from Portugal, based in Berlin, Germany

Stella Cristofolini, Cultural Scientist/cultural manager/artists/TAD et al./ berlin/duisburg, Germany

Daniel Gad, UNESCO Chair Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development, University of Hildesheim, Germany

Katerina Gnafaki, cultural manager and sound art curator, Germany

Sonja Greiner, Secretary General, on behalf of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat, Bonn, Germany

Irene Hoppenberg, Artist, Berlin, Germany

Ruth Jakobi and Simone Dudt, Secretaries General in dual leadership at the European Music Council, Germany

Ariane Jedlitschka, artist and cultural manager – Helden wider Willen e.V., Leipzig, Germany

Lena Lappat, STAMP Festival, Hamburg, Germany

Bettina Lehmann, Zentralwerk e.V., Dresden, Germany

Lisette Reuter, Creative Director, Un-Label Performing Arts Company, Germany

Valentin Schmehl, Artist and Project Manager, Other Music Academy, Weimar, Germany

Simone Schulte-Aladag, TIna Meß, Tanzbüro München, Germany

Jotham Sietsma, Managing Director MitOst e.V., Berlin, Germany

Ian Smith, President, European Music Council, Germany and UK

Jacob Sylvester Bilabel, Founder, Green Music Initiative, Berlin, Germany

Laura Tucholski, STAMP Festival, Hamburg, Germany

Katharina von Ruckteschell-katte, Director Goethe-Institut London, Head of North Western Europe region, Germany

Yvonne Whyte, head of production, PACT Zollverein, Germany

Konstantina Karameri, Project Manager, CulturePolis, Corfu, Greece

Marilli Mastrantoni, Artistic Director / CEO, ENTROPIA Performing Arts Company, Athens, Greece

Andreas Stamatakis, Head of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Municipality of Levadia, Greece

Frosso Trousa , director ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Athens, Greece

Beata Barda, Executive Director, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Tibor Kovács, assistant professor (Eger), voluntary vice mayor (Kisújszállás), Hungary

Gergely Talló, Director, Workshop Foundation, Budapest, Hungary 

György Ujvári-Pintér, Manager of International Relations / Hodworks, Program Manager / Magic Mirror – Sziget Festival, Hungary

Tinna Grétarsdóttir, General manager, Dansverkstæðið, Reykjavík, Iceland 

Alda Sigurðardóttir, Director, Gullkistan Center for Creativity, Iceland

Mary Conlon, Founder & Co-Director, Ormston House, Limerick City, Ireland

Kath Gorman, Head of Participation and Engagement, Cork Midsummer Festival, Ireland

Patricia McBride, Director, An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, Ireland

Michael Mc Laughlin, Creative Europe Project Manager, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

Jenny Traynor, Director, Dance Limerick, Ireland

Orlaith Treacy, Independent Curator & Producer, Kilkenny, Ireland

Giulia Allegrini, Research Fellow at the Department of the Art- University of Bologna, Italy

Andrea Berna, Direction office, Gender Bender Festival, Bologna, Italy

Luca Bergamo, Vice Mayor and Councillor for Cultural Development, City of Rome, Italy

Marina Bistolfi, vice President, Fabbrica Europa Foundation, and President, Centro di Creazione e Cultura, Florence, Italy

Francesco Calzolaio, President, Venti di Cultura, Venice, Italy

Cristina Carlini, President, – Live internationalization gateway, Milan, Italy

Enrico Casagrande, artistic director, Santarcangelo Festival, Italy 

Maria Chiara Ciaccheri, Museum professional and cultural manager, Milan, Italy

Cristina Da Milano, president of ECCOM, Rome, Italy

Annalinda De Rosa, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, ITALY

Daniele Del Pozzo. Artistic director, Gender Bender Festival, Bologna, Italy

Davide Fassi, Associate professor, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Maria Giulia Guiducci, project manager, Tutti Matti per Colorno, and press office manager, Santarcangelo Festival, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Francesca Manica, Dancing Days Curator @Romaeuropa Festival, Italy

Marta Moretti, Member, Venti di Cultura, Venice, Italy

Roberto Naccari, General Manager, Santarcangelo Festival, Italy 

Daniela Nicolò, artistic director, Santarcangelo Festival, Italy

Roberta Paltrinieri, full Professor at the Department of the Arts, University of Bologna, and DAMSLab Scientific Coordinator, Italy

Matteo Rinaldini, Head of Communications, Santarcangelo Festival, Italy

Iante Roach, theatre-maker and playwright, Italy and UK

Emiliana Sabiu, project manager and founder, Associazione Cherimus, Sardinia, Italy

Monica Sartini, Production Manager, Santarcangelo Festival, Italy

Giulio Stumpo, Board Member, Live Internationalization Gateway, social enterprise, Milan, Italy 

Pierluigi Vaccaneo, CEO, Betwyll Srl, Turin, Italy

Māris Grosbahs, curator, Roja Art Lab, based in Latvia and Lithuania

Zane Estere Gruntmane, Creative Producer/ Managing Director, Pigeon-bridge, Latvia 

Dace Resele, Head of Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture Secretariat, Latvia

Goda Giedraityte, producer, International Arts Festival PLATFORMA, Lithuania

Agniete Lisickinaite, Head of Contemporary dance association, Lithuania

Gintarė Masteikaitė, Director of the Lithuanian dance information centre, Lithuania

Agnija Šeiko, choreographer, Šeiko dance company, Lithuania

Neringa Stoškutė, Kaunas Biennial Project Manager, Lithuania

Milica Popović, Agency and marketing advisor, Cultural centre “Nikola Djurkovic” Kotor, Montenegro

Nina Aalders, Dramaturg and programmer, Theaterfestival Boulevard, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Marjolein Cremer, Senior Advocacy Officer, European Cultural Foundation, The Netherlands

Kristin de Groot, Director, Dansateliers Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Carla Delfos, Director Art Futures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Maria Hansen, Executive Director, ELIA, The Netherlands

Loes Hegger, director and theatermaker, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Arie Lengkeek, independent dramaturg and programme-maker, ACT/Art Climate Transition, The Netherlands

Walter Ligthart, Director, Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Peggy Olislaegers, Associate on Research and Development Dutch National Ballet, dance dramaturge, The Netherlands

Job Rietvelt, International Affairs, Theaterfestival Boulevard, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Eliza Roberts, Executive Director, Res Artis, The Netherlands

Agnese Rosati, independent producer/manager, project coordinator ACT: Art Climate Transition, The Netherlands

Jolien Sanderse, producer events, Theater Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Alessandra Saviotti, curator and educator, Asociacion de Arte Util, PhD candidate at the Liverpool John Moores University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tessa Smeulers, Program coordinator, Theaterfestival Boulevard, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Isabelle Schwarz, Head of Public Policy, European Cultural Foundation, The Netherlands

Riet van Gerven, Coördinator, SEA Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Viktorien van Hulst, Director, Theaterfestival Boulevard, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Wilma Vissers, International Active Visual Artist, Groningen, The Netherlands

Mark Yeoman, Artistic Director, Noorderzon Festival of Performing Arts & Society, Groningen, The Netherlands

Jana Kocevska, Manager, Feminist Culture and Action Festival, FIRSTBORN GIRL (ПРВО ПА ЖЕНСКО), Skopje, North Macedonia

Kristina Lelovac, Actress and Program Manager, Festival of Feminist Culture and Action FIRSTBORN GIRL (ПРВО ПА ЖЕНСКО), Skopje, North Macedonia

Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski, executive director, Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture, North Macedonia 

Sven Birkeland, artistic and managing director BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway

Maiken Garder, producer, Dansearena nord, Norway

Susanne Næss Nielsen, director, Dansearena nord, Norway

Saskia Wieringa, Producer Dansens Hus, Norway

Alicja Kaczmarek, Director, Centrala-Space, Polish Expats Association, Poland and UK

Joanna Lesnierowska, Chief Dance Curator, Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland

Katarzyna Mlynczak-Sachs, Head of Krupa Gallery Foundation, Wroclaw, Poland

Larry Okey Ugwu. Director, Baltic Sea Cultural Center, Gdansk, Poland

Joanna Śnieżko Misterek, executive director, European Shakespeare Festivals Network, Poland

Aleksandra Szymańska, Director of City Culture Institute, Gdańsk, Poland

Larry Ugwu, Director of The Baltic Sea Culture Centre, Gdańsk, Poland

Sara Baga, independent visual artist, Lisbon, Portugal

Nuno Miguel Candeias Pereira, Director, LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas, Cultural Association, Lagos, Portugal

Mark Deputter, Administrator and Artistic Director of Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

Rui Horta, Artistic Director, O Espaço do Tempo,Choreographer, Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal

Pia Krämer, Senior Advisor Dancehouse Helsinki and European Dancehouse Network Manager at interims, Portugal and Germany

Cristina Bodnarescu, Cultural producer, Somes Delivery, Cluj, Romania

Marina Hanganu, theatre director, artistic secretary and cultural projects responsible, Teatrul Dramatic “George Ciprian” Buzău, Romania

Simona Neumann, CEO Timisoara 2021 – European Capital of Culture; member of the Executive Committee of Culture Action Europe, Timisoara, Romania

Andris Ovidiu Florian, President of the Trib’Art Association, Timisoara, Romania 

Chris Torch, Independent Intercultural Policy Expert, project designer, former artistic director for SEAS (2004-2010) and CORNERS (2011-2018), both EU Creative Europe large-scale collaborative projects, Timișoara, Romania

Rarita Zbranca, Cluj Cultural Centre, Romania

Milena Dragićević Šešić, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

Dragana Jevtic, Founder and Director, Creative Mentorship, Serbia

Dragana Jovovic, producer, Serbia

Višnja Kisić, Secretary General, Europa Nostra Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

Tatjana Mateša, Project Manager and actress, Novo Kulturno Naselje, Novi Sad, Serbia

Dijana Metlić, Associate professor of Art History, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Marija Popović, Assessor for the British Council and Ecorys, UK; Cultural producer and EU project manager, Serbia

Milica Rašković, Culture Manager, Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture, Serbia

Andrija Stojanović, NGO Point of Communication, Serbia

Irina Subotić, prof.emeritus, Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Dragana Alfirević, NOMAD DANCE ACADEMY, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Croatia

Mario Batelic, radio host at Radio Student, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Katja Beck Kos, Tourist cooperative VIvid City, Maribor, Slovenia 

Enya Belak Gupta, independent artist, Slovenia

Mitja Bravhar, theatre and dance programme manager, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mateja Bučar, choreographer, president of DUM – Association of Artists, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Lado Jakša, freelance artist, composer, photograph, Slovenia

Urška Jež, President of the Managing Board, Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture – City of Women, Slovenia

Nevenka Koprivšek, Artistic director, Bunker Mladi levi festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Iztok Kovač, director of EN-KNAP and Španski Borci Cultural Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Amelia Kraigher, Editor in Chief, Založba /*cf., Ljubljana, Slovenia

Neva Kralj, self-employed artist, director of Dance Epicenter, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Mateja Meh, producer of festivals, House! society for people and places, Maribor, Slovenia

Matej Nikšič, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Maja Pegan, self employed cultural manager and pedagog, Maribor, Slovenia

Dan Podjed, Research Fellow and Assistant Professor, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia

Andreja Rauch Podrzavnik, choreographer and teacher, Federacija, Slovenia

Teja Reba, program director, City of Women, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Alma R. Selimović, Development Director, Bunker, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vesna Tripković, head of culture department, Pionirski dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tea Vidmar, Head of international cooperation, Gledališče Ane Monro, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Maja Vižin, executive producer, Bunker, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Natasa Zavolovsek, Director and producer of Exodos, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Benjamin Alonso, President of Teinkart  associacion, Bilbao, Spain

Mónica Ballesteros (illustrator and actress) and Mònica Díaz (graphic designer and teacher) – members of the “La Gàl·lia”,  Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona), Spain 

Jordi Baltà Portolés, cultural policy researcher and consultant, United Cities and Local Governments Culture Committee / Trànsit Projectes, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Odette Brady, Head of Independent Artist Residency Cel del Nord, Lluçanès, Spain

Laura Miguel Baumann, Head of Fundesarte, Spain

Carlos Belda, Director of Teatro El Sauzal, Tenerife, Canary islands, Spain

Chanine (Nien) Boots, Cultural and Social Worker, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Spain

Anna Carreras, digital artist and teacher, Barcelona, Spain

Ivan Castro, calligrapher and letter artist, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Laura del Valle, visual artist and filmmaker, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Joanjo Esteban, art director CCCA – Can Castells Centre d’Art, Sant Boi de LLobregat (Barcelona), Spain 

Eneko Garate, Director, Libros de Ruta Ediciones SL, Bilbao, Spain

Laura Kumin, President, Paso a 2 Plataforma Coreográfica/Director Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid, Spain

Marta Llobet, Cultural advisor, United Cities and Local Governments Culture Committee, Barcelona, Spain

Marc Olivé López, programer and artist development at Mercat de les Flors-House of Dance, Spain

Vicenç Mayans, Artist Manager, Palosanto Projects, Catalonia

Alfredo Miralles, cultural manager and coordinator of Art and Science Platform at Aula de las Artes – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Neus Oriol Bonachera, Cultural Producer, La Bonne – Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison, Barcelona, Spain

Carlos Alonso Naya, Director, Trayectos Dance Festival, Zaragoza, Spain

Jordi Pascual, Coordinator of the Culture Committee, United Cities and Local Governments – UCLG, Barcelona, Spain

Patricio Pron, writer, Argentine, based in Madrid, Spain

Mónica Rikic, New Media Artist, Barcelona, Spain

Eduardo Ruiz, visual artist, teacher and researcher, Barcelona, Spain

Carmina Salvatierra Capdevila, PhD, Universitat de Barcelona, Theatre teacher, Barcelona, Spain

Iker Tolosa, Director of Atlantikaldia Festival, Errenteria, Basque Country 

Andrea Traldi, President, Asociación BecomeBecome, Spain

Birgit Berndt, Artistic Director, Norrlandsoperan, Sweden

Tomas Dahlberg, cultural planner and head of cultural department Laxå municipality, Sweden

Iwona Preis, Director, Intercult, Stockholm, Sweden

Fredrik Schirén, Artistic Director TWEAK, Växjö, Sweden

Eyrun Thorhallsdottir, Regional Dance Advisor, Cultural Development Administration, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden

Etrit Hasler, Director Suisseculture Sociale, Zurich, Switzerland

Catja Loepfe, Artistic Director of Tanzhaus Zurich, Switzerland

Alex Meszmer, Director, Suisseculture, Zurich, Switzerland

Valérie Niederoest, Deputy Director and co-programmer at Théâtre Sévelin 36,  Lausanne, Switzerland

Reto Müller, Director Transitory Museum @ Pfyn, Pfyn, Switzerland

Philippe Saire, Founder and artistic director of Théâtre Sévelin 36 in Lausanne, Switzerland

Gwen Hsin-Yi CHANG, Head, International Partnerships, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), Taiwan

Liudmyla Nychai, Projects coordinator of NGO Congress of Cultural Activists, Director of NVAIR – International A-I-R program, Kyiv, Ukraine

Terese Svoboda, writer, US