Our team

Our team

We are a team of three persons at DutchCulture | TransArtists, working part-time, supported by the rest of the staff of DutchCulture:

Bojana Panevska

TransArtists workshop & Education programs
Main editor Transartists.org and Station to Station                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Bojana Panevska - DutchCulture | TransArtistsBojana Panevska is an artist, researcher and writer; she holds a bachelor’s degree in Audio and Visual Art from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and a Master’s degree in Fine arts from the Sandberg Institute. Her work deals primarily with the physical presence, the online absence and the socio-political-religious consequences of the same. In addition to her artistic practice, she currently manages international collaborations and education, and also facilitates workshops for DutchCulture | TransArtists. Additionally, since 2015, Bojana is the managing editor of TransArtists.org

Heidi Vogels
AiR Platform NL coordinator

Heidi Vogels - DutchCulture | TransArtistsHeidi Vogels is a visual artist and filmmaker. She works in long term research-based projects and is currently in the final stages of realizing a documentary film in Fez, Morocco. She is also the coordinator of AIR Platform NL since its beginning. TransArtists’ AIR Platform NL is a platform for the mutual exchange of information and experience between AIR organisations in the Netherlands and Flanders, connects AiR initiatives with (international) networks and platforms, and offers practical advice concerning AIR programs to art professionals, funders and policymakers. www.heidivogels.nl

Lotte Geeven
Advice for artists

Lotte Geeven - DutchCulture | TransArtistsLotte Geeven is a multimedia artist. Her role in service of her artistic project is chameleon like. If needed she is an anthropologist, geologist, thief, speculator or salesperson. Her work was shown in several museums and galleries in New York, Berlin, London, China, Japan , Indonesia and Canada. In 2010 Geeven was awarded with the Illy Prize, a prize for most innovative artist. In addition, Lotte brings her experience and expertise to the team of TransArtists. www.geeven.nl

Dicle Gülşahin 


Dicle Gülşahin - Database & residenciesDicle Gülşahin holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Yeditepe University and a Master's degree in arts and cultural management from the University of Bologna.  She works as a cultural manager and is experienced in cultural policy, strategy development, festivals and content management. She supports the TransArtists team with working on the database and creating content for the website and social media.

To contact us, please look at the contact page.

TransArtists founder: Maria Tuerlings

Maria is the founder of TransArtists. She started TransArtists in 1997 aiming to help artists by creating the first information platform for artists on artist-in-residence opportunities worldwide. Residencies become more and more known and important to artists as a way to develop, create, produce and research their work. Now they are intrinsic to many artists careers.

Maria Tuerlings being interviewed for Dutch TV program Avro Kunstuur

Maria participated actively in many artists residency networks, she was Secretary of the board of Res Artis (2000-2007) and President of the Board in 2007 and 2008.

She coordinated the Dutch participation in the Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes programs, and she is advisory board member of TransCultural Exchange (USA); board member and President of On-the-Move; and board member of the Thami Mnyele Foundation, which runs a guest studio program for artists from African countries in Amsterdam.

From 2008 through 2014, she was member of several European Open Method of Coordination (OMC) and expert groups on “Improving the conditions for the mobility of artists and other professionals in the culture field.” The OMC theme for 2013-2014 was “Residencies.”. Maria co/chaired this OMC with Yvette Vaughn Jones of Visiting Arts (United Kingdom).

Maria stepped down from DutchCulture | TransArtists per june 1st 2015 and will continue as independent advisor-consultant.


We couldn't have done as much over the years without amazing staff. We would like to very warmly thank Marie Fol, Léon Kruijswijk, Erik Hagoort, Mareile Zuber, Yasmine Ostendorf, Denise Meijsing, Paola Pistone, Yeb Wiersma, Yuko Kotera, Ellen de Rijk, Peter Hey, Ragna Slingerland, Rutger Emmelkamp, Dave van de Sande, Leoni Bouwmans, Adri de Visser, Thomas van Aalten, Denise Hammer, Rian van Rijsbergen, Mirjam Beerman, Lonneke de la Mar.

As important, we want to thank in-house researchers, interns and volunteers who have given us invaluable help: Maëlys Moreau (2016),  Amanda Schwalm (2015), Sandy Tu (2014), Eduardo Munoz Pozo (2014), Josje Hattink (2014), Nora Campfens (2014), Meagan Hughes (2013/2014), Agnese Slisane (2012), Toni Subira (2012), Mami Odai (2009), Jana Kukainen (2007), Chris Meighan (2007), Frans Teunisse (2007), RijkeTheunissen (2006), A. Wouda (2006), Lisa Russelman (2004), Jonna Vis (2002)