Jelle Burggraaff, DutchCulture
Jelle Burggraaff
Head of Mobility & Advice / Creative Europe Desk NL
j.burggraaff [at] dutchculture.nl

Jelle Burggraaff, Head of Mobility & Advice / Creative Europe Desk NL

Jelle Burggraaff, Head of Mobility & Advice / Creative Europe Desk NL

I joined DutchCulture as the Head of the Mobility & Advice Team in November 2021, bringing with me more than 15 years of hands-on experience in helping various organisations to develop and execute international cultural projects. My team includes TransArtists, the Mobility Information Point and the Creative Europe Desk NL.

What I like most about my work is providing cultural and creative professionals and organisations with the best possible advice on the wide range of provisions and opportunities to collaborate internationally. Whether you are interested in learning more about residencies worldwide, European collaboration, funding opportunities or mobility financing, colleagues and I are there to help you accomplish your international ambitions.

In addition to the state government, local regions and municipalities are also developing an increasing interest in international cultural collaboration. With the knowledge and experience gained as the Head of International Cultural Cooperation for the European Capital of Culture Leeuwarden 2018, I look forward to offering an inspiring contribution to working internationally from a local and regional perspective as well.    

In addition to my work for DutchCulture, I am also a Panel Member of the European Commission for the Expert Panel for the European Capitals of Culture 2020-2033, as well as the Chair of the Board of Opera Spanga.

Having personally witnessed the added value of international cultural collaboration time and time again, I firmly understand and believe in the need to support the cultural and creative sector to connect at the international and European level.