Resources

This ENCATC interview series focuses on young cultural entrepreneurs to share their stories, inspiration, and helpful advice for young cultural professionals and students studying cultural management and policy.  

Ai Ting Shao

Ai Ting Shao

How to get rich of culture?

ENCATC spoke to Ai Ting Shao who has built up a Taiwanese Bank of Culture, which is focused on the promotion of traditional Taiwanese culture. In this interview we talked about how she overcame the challenges of starting a new business and some of the innovative projects that have been done so far.

Harri Ausmaa

Harri Ausmaa

Paide, one of the smallest cities in Europe with its own professional theatre

Harri Ausmaa is a general manager of a professional theatre in a Estonian small city Paide. ENCATC talked with him about establishing a professional theatre, working with a team of four actors and two managers, their philosophy and activities.

Reeli Lonks

Reeli Lonks

How do establish a new theatre in a nation of 1.3 million people?

ENCATC talked with Reeli Lonks, the director/manager in 2015-2017 and the current project and international relations manager of Must Kast (Black Box), a small independent theatre company in Tartu, Estonia founded in 2014 by a theatre course of Tartu University Viljandi Culture Academy, today a member of ENCATC. 

Christophe Guiho

Christophe Guiho

How to turn your passion into an exciting job?

ENCATC had the chance to talk to Christophe Guiho, the driving force behind Terriroires imaginaires, a non profit association in France dedicated to enhancing territories through artistic and cultural approaches. Learn about his passion for the environment, landscapes and culture and what he has discovered making this his full-time occupation. 

Maaike Wuyts

Maaike Wuyts

Are you looking to be a cultural entrepreneur?

ENCATC spoke with Maaike Wuyts, founder and general manager of Aubergine Artist Management, a company that supports musicians, especially jazz musicians. Learn how the company has developed and grown over the years!

Joëlle Yana

Joëlle Yana

Are you looking to be a cultural entrepreneur?

For this interview, ENCATC spoke with Joëlle Yana, co-founder of La Tricoterie, a space for making connections in Brussels, Belgium. She shared with us her experience as a young entrepreneur and what she has learned from building her business and what she has taken away so far from the experience. 

Hanaë Grimal

Hanaë Grimal

Are you looking to be a cultural entrepreneur?

For this interview, ENCATC spoke with Hanaë Grimal, one of the founders of the CHapet Hill, a publicity and audiovisual agency in Diijon, France. She recently attended the 2nd Encounters of Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship on 23 and 24 November 2016, organised by ENCATC member, The Burgundy School of Business with the Coursive Boutaric, creative business center. As a young cultural entrepreneur with a successful business we were eager to learn more!  

Valentine Avoh

Valentine Avoh

How to get started as a cultural entrepreneur?

ENCATC had the pleasure to interview Valentine Avoh, a talented young designer who has had success launching her own brand and working with satisfied clients. She opened up about her experience as a young entrepreneur and what she could share with students and early career cultural managers looking to build their own business.  

Alessandro Cozzutto

Alessandro Cozzutto

How does a young entrepreneur use smartphone video making help the cultural sector?

ENCATC spoke with Alessandro Cozzutto, the creator of an innovated idea that helps people to film and edit videos using only a smartphone. We learned what it’s like to run new a business like the Once upon a time in Anderlecht, what impact or influence can this project have on the cultural sector and what is the most difficult challenge to getting started. 

Emanuele Buttice

Emanuele Buttice

How to get started as cultural entrepreneur?

ENCATC was introduced to Emanuele Butticé, a young Belgian entrepreneur to learn about his innovated idea that enables people to rent out their homes for a couple of hours and enables customers (corporate and private) to find unique places to host their event. We learned what it’s like to run new a business like the OneHouseStand and what is the most difficult challenge to getting started. 

Tono Vizcaíno

Tono Vizcaíno

How to get started as a cultural entrepreneur?

“Piedra, la arqueología a la vuelta de la esquinad” is dedicated to the relationship between archaeology and mass culture. ENCATC spoke with Tono Vizcaíno to learn about his passion and project to engage citizens in having a more connected relationship with the heritage surrounding their everyday lives.   

Anne Giraud

Anne Giraud

How to get started as a cultural entrepreneur?

ENCATC sat down with Anne Giraud, a young and innovative French entrepreneur to learn about how she created her company La Petite Idée, the challenges she has faced, and lessons learned. We also heard how her collaboration with ENCATC helped to expand her professional profile to a European level.