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Renilde Steeghas, acting director DutchCulture
Renilde Steeghs
Role
Acting Director
Email
r.steeghs [at] dutchculture.nl

Renilde Steeghs, Acting Director

Renilde Steeghs, Acting Director

A career of 30 years in international cooperation and diplomacy has taught me the importance of being able to see the world from another’s point of view. In The Netherlands, we tend to see cultural activities as leisure, activities to enjoy when work is done. In many other parts of the world, cultural expression in all possible forms is a lifeline, providing vital connection, personal and collective growth, comfort, pride, happiness and resilience in difficult circumstances.

As an Ambassador for International Cultural Co-operation in the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2012-2017, I enjoyed working with DutchCulture as a knowledgeable and generous agency providing information and support for cultural professionals, platforms and organisations to broaden their scope of work across borders. As Acting Director my aim is to support the DutchCulture management team in navigating transitions in this challenging time of COVID-19 as well as maintain and develop our network of stakeholders.