Rogier Brom

Senior researcher and project coordinator

Rogier Brom is a senior researcher and project coordinator at the Boekman Foundation. He completed an international research master programme in art history at Utrecht University and holds an additional master’s degree in sociology from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. His main tasks include compiling and interpreting the data in the Arts Index Netherlands and initiating and executing pilot projects aiming to create data-driven insights and find new indicators on issues the cultural field does not have a clear view of yet, in order to be informed for policy choices. This happens in close contact with a wide variety of actors in the cultural domain, reaching form researchers to cultural professionals, and from consultancy firms to policy makers from different levels of government.

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The Dutch profile was compiled and updated by Ineke van Hamersveld and Vladimir Bína until 2008. The profile was updated in 2014 by Lisa Woersem and in 2015 by Van Hamersveld. In 2016 and 2018, the profile was updated by Jack van der Leden.

Giny Laroche

Geneviève (Giny) Laroche holds a Master in Political Science, a Bachelor degree in Cultural Management and certificates in territorial cultural development strategies and moderation of design thinking and open innovation processes. Former head of the minister’s office and spokeswoman of the Minister of Culture of Luxemburg, she, inter alia, supervised and monitored the implementation of national strategies and projects of great national interest and was board member of several cultural institutions.

As member of the department of regional cultural affairs, a crucial aspect of her tasks had been to provide advice and assistance to local, regional and national political and cultural players on cultural management, audience engagement/cultural mediation, marketing, communication, educational offer and concept development issues. In her actual role as co-founding partner of The Impact Lab, she is brought i.e. to develop museography and strategic cultural development concepts for the government, municipalities and foundations and to provide mentoring and support to cultural players.

Giny overall specialized in policy advisory, development of positioning strategies, territorial analysis and development, cultural and creative tourism, strategic concept development. She regularly serves as national and international advisor regarding the elaboration of participatory processes in culture with strong focus on cross-sector human centred approaches aiming to promote sustainable social impact. Giny is also core member of the European Innovation Council Jury who selects innovations for funding under the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument and is part of the pool of experts to the Panel of the European Capital of Culture action.

Lidia Gryszkiewicz

Dr Lidia Gryszkiewicz has 15+ years of consulting experience with Arthur D. Little, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, and as the co-founding partner of The Impact Lab, the latter with strong focus on cultural sector and policy innovation. For instance, Lidia helped establish the Impact Research programme of the European Capital of Culture 2022 to be held in the region of Luxembourg, with a robust research plan spanning identified 170+ internal and external data sources, research agreements with research institutes and academia, market research companies, international media analytics agencies, national statistical office and independent statistics expert in culture, mayors and cultural departments of several cities, ministry of culture, owners of 150+ international cultural projects, etc.

Other experience includes work with both leading and local museums in Luxembourg to develop strategic plans and concepts based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative research and according to the latest social, environmental, technological and economic trends. Lidia has also been regularly hired as independent expert for the European Commission, European Education and Culture Executive Agency, Research Executive Agency, European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), national governments and more. She holds a PhD in innovation management (economics and social sciences) and two Master’s degrees in business administration, along with certificates from the Oxford and Harvard universities on impact and creating shared value, respectively.

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