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Josine Backus
Role
Advisor - Focal Countries | Brazil
Email
j.backus [at] dutchculture.nl

Josine Backus, Focal Countries | Brazil

Josine Backus, Focal Countries | Brazil

I work at DutchCulture as an advisor on cultural cooperation between the Netherlands and Brazil. I enjoy providing people with knowledge about this culturally rich and diverse country next to helping them to establish local connections in order to realise their projects and activities in the field of arts and culture. Additionally I coordinate our services related to the 23 focal countries in the current Dutch international cultural policy at our Focal Countries Desk. I strongly believe in the value of international cooperation and exchange based on reciprocity, co-creation and equality.

I hold an MSc in cultural anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. I graduated with a thesis on the Brazilian cultural practice of Bumba Meu Boi, which mixes playfulness, music, dance and performing arts. I did a minor in Dutch studies on text and communication, with a focus on intercultural competences. Before joining DutchCulture I worked at various other organisations, including the corporate communication department of the Royal Tropical Institute.