In Istanbul, two of the presenters and one of the speakers of Module I, together with Hugo De Greef, spent the three days with the participants discussing and commeting on the experiences gained during Modules I and II.

Roy Luxford

Roy is currently the Planning and Operations Director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Roy has a wealth of experience, having previously held roles including Executive Director of Cheek by Jowl and the Michael Clark Company, the Programme Manager at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Peacock Theatre, and General Manager of DB8 Physical Theatre amongst others.

Roy Luxford, Photo credit to Olivier Truyman

Annet Lekkerkerker

Annet has been the managing director of the Holland Festival since 2009 where she has collaborated with artistic directors Pierre Audi (until 2014) and Ruth Mackenzie (since then). Annet Lekkerkerker has previously worked as Head of Programming at the Stadscchouwburg Amstersdam. She currently sits on various boards and chairs the Amsterdam Cultural Coalition.

Annet Lekkerkerker, Photo credit to Olivier Truyman

Jerry Aerts

Jerry Aerts has been the General Manager and Artistic Director of deSingel International Art Campus since 1991. Before he worked as a music programmer in the same house. His career started in public relations, advertising and sales promotion. Apart from his work for deSingel he has also been managing festivals such as HET THEATERFESTIVAL, OPERA 21, MIND THE BOOK and DE NACHTEN.  Besides, Jerry is a board member in many Flemish arts organisations.

Jerry Aerts, Photo credit to Olivier Truyman