In developing new pop music venues, the quality of the development process is one of the critical success factors: 


The development of new cultural policy and collaboration on programme development between cultural institutions, feasibility or location studies, the drawing up of Schedules of Requirements, writing an operation plan, organisational development within the institutions involved, planning, etc. 

Cultural Affairs has successfully implemented the following projects in this field:


2010 (September) – present

Rotterdam, Rotterdam Art Accommodation Foundation

Member of governing board


2010 (August) – present

Hilversum, De Vorstin performance venue foundation

Chair of governing board


2011 (August) - 2012 (February)

Enschede, Consultant (in cooperation with Cor Wijn) for citywide study on Enschede theatres, concerthalls and popvenues on programming,profiles and operations.


2011 (March - August) 

Werkendam, Music venue Xinix Nieuwendijk

Operation plan


2011 (June) 

Vlissingen, Cultuurwerf foundation, consultancy for the development of a multi functional accommodation

Theatre, popvenue, arts centre, festivals


2011 (February) 

The Hague, Foundation Haags Pop Centrum and foundation Musicon,

Operation plan for Popcity Den Haag 


2005 - 2011 (February)

Rotterdam, Rotterdam International Fringe Festival foundation

Initiative, start-up and member of governing board North Sea Round Town in collaboration with the North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam


2010 (June) 

Winterswijk, Welzijn Winterswijk foundation, pop music venue/youth centre Eucalypta

Quick scan and operation plan


2010 (April - May) 

Amsterdam, Cultuur aan het IJ foundation, Tolhuistuin cultural complex

Organisation consultancy


2009 (May) - 2009 (November) 

Leiden, municipal authorities, De Nobel music centre

Process management for construction process, operation and organisation plan


2009 (March - May) 

Nieuwegein, municipal location for pop music practice sessions



2009 (January) 

Utrecht, Muziekhuis

Action Plan for start-up and operation 


2004 (August) - 2009 

Nieuwegein, municipal pop music venue

Programme management


2008 (September - October) 

Amsterdam, city district Oud West, Muzieklab pop music location for practice sessions

Feasibility study


2008 (May - June) 

Nieuwegein, municipal pop music venue

Feasibility study


2007 - 2008 (January) 

Rotterdam, Lanteren/Venster

Consultancy for marketing plan


2006 (November) - 2007 (July) 

Rotterdam, pop music multipurpose building WaterFront

Advice on splitting up the organisation


2004 - 2007 

Rotterdam, Rotterdam City Business Federation

Chair pop music venues, film and theatre cluster 


2001 - 2004 

Nieuwegein, new building of municipal pop music accommodation

Preparation for new building


2003 (November) - 2006 (December) 

Rotterdam, pop music multipurpose building WaterFront

Relaunch and restructuring of organisation and activities


2003 (March - April) 

Tilburg, Brabant Pop foundation

Development of strategic vision