Frans Brouwer

Guest professor


Frans Brouwer lectures currently on cultural policy, arts management, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Academy of Culture in Riga. He conducts musicological research and supervises master students with their thesis research. Moreover, as a freelancer he is involved in various cultural projects, such as curator for the Christiansfeld Festival (Denmark, 2015), founder of the European Opera Academy (2014-2017) and consultancy work. This year (2021) he is establishing a Summer Academy Cultural Entrepreneurship & Leadership for advanced master students and professionals in the cultural sector from transition countries, a cooperation between the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Ljubljana University.

In the past 13 years Frans has been lecturing at various universities and academies of music, theatre and visual arts in Austria, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden. Before, he has been a leader of various (interdisciplinary and international) festivals in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Between 1998 and 2008 Frans has worked as a general manager for three music ensembles, producing concerts, opera performances and recordings. He has been project leader of European Capital of Culture in Copenhagen (1996) and the director of the Utrecht Conservatoire during eight years.

Frans holds a doctor degree from Utrecht University with a dissertation on Scandinavian cultural history, after master studies in musicology and science of liturgy at the universities in Groningen and Utrecht. He published books and articles, as an author and an editor. Frans lives in Amsterdam and Ljubljana.

LECTURE COURSES: Art and Business

Member's Courses

Cultural Heritage Governance and Communication Next admission in 2022 / studies in English