Friday, August 25, 2006

New Mastermind: Pim van Klink, economist

Pim van Klink graduated in 1977 as economist at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He fulfilled various positions in the field of the arts. From 1980 to 1985 he was head of financial affairs at the Ministry of Welfare, Health and Culture for the Art Board. From 1985 to 1998 at the municipality of Groningen. First as director of the city theatre Stadsschouwburg and the music venue Oosterpoort. After that, he became general director of the Arts and Culture service.

From 1992 to today he works as interim manager and consultant at e.g. Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst, Het Nationaal Toneel, Nighttown, Dr.Anton Philipszaal, Residentie Orkest, Academie voor Popcultuur en Nederlands Instituut voor Filmeducatie. He's in the board of e.g. the Nederlands Danstheater, Federatie van Kunstenaarsverenigingen, Voorzieningsfonds voor Kunstenaars, Het Toneel Speelt, Nationaal Popinstituut and chairman of the Vereniging van Schouwburg- en ConcertgebouwDirecties for 12 years.

Besides his administrative and managerial work, Pim regularly has put his insights on paper in several publications. From 2004, Pim dedicated himself to the writing of his thesis on arts and economics. In November 2005 he promoted at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. His thesis has been the base for his book Kunsteconomie in een nieuw perspectief (Art economics in an new perspective).

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