Our team

Our team

We are a team of four 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 is a 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, both in Amsterdam. Her research work has been published in a variety of journals and books in Europe and the USA. In addition, she has over 15 years experience of working internationally in the cultural sector, with a focus on strengthening the position of artists in society and freedom of expression. Bojana is a board member of On-the-move, cultural mobility information network with 50+ members in over 20 countries across Europe and internationally, and she is part of the Advisory Board of TransCultural Exchange - a non-profit organization based in Boston, with a mission to foster a greater understanding of world cultures through high-quality art projects, cultural exchanges, and educational programming.

Arda van Tiggelen
temporarily replacing Bojana Panevska as of July 2021

Arda van Tiggelen-DutchCulture Arda van Tiggelen is a Dutch independent curator. With a background in art history (University of Amsterdam), Arda specializes in commissioning emerging contemporary visual artists to make new, site-specific works. Previously she worked at the Amsterdam exhibition space W139; at Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany (2017); and at a local art initiative VHDG in Leeuwarden, Friesland. There, she shaped the exhibition and artist-in-residence program during and after the city's European Cultural Capital year in 2018, as well as initiating international collaboration projects with partners in Poland and Hungary. Alongside her role at TransArtists, she is currently developing a future project: a travelling artist-in-residence through Siberia.

Heidi Vogels
AiR Platform NL coordinator

Heidi Vogels is a visual artist and filmmaker. he 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 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
Database & Website


Dicle 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.


Marjolein van Bommel
Head of the Mobility & Advice team


After working as managing director in the performing arts field, Marjolein joined DutchCulture as the head of the Mobility & Advice team, which includes TransArtists, the Mobility Info Point and two programmes financed by the European Union: Creative Europe and Europe for Citizens. What inspires her is the wide range of provisions and opportunities enabling Dutch artists and cultural organisations to collaborate internationally – residencies, European collaborations, mobility financing, etc. Marjolein is also a board member at Assitej NL, a world-wide network for the youth performing arts.


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