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Karen Joosten

Karen holds a Master in Communication Science from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and a postgraduate in Arts Management from the University of Antwerp (UA). After working for 10 years as a communication and tour manager for Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus, she co-founded the production agency Caravan Production in 2008. As the coordinator of Caravan she accompanied artists and collectives such as Anneleen KeppensArco Renz/Kobalt WorksBenjamin Vandewalle, Busy Rocks, Daniel Linehan, Eleanor Bauer/Goodmove, Fabian BarbaKyoko ScholiersLiz KinoshitaLouise Vanneste and Ula Sickle. Since 2017 she is the company manager of Hiatus, the production structure of choreographer Daniel Linehan. Karen is a board member of, among others, Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Kobalt Works/Arco Renz, Lasso/Brussels Network for Culture participation & Arts education, Kanaries in Actie (membership organization promoting the development & visibility of dance in Flanders and Brussels; organizer of the Day of Dance) and Robin/Thomas Bellinck & Pieter De Buysser, and is a member of the pool of assessors within the Flemish Parliament Act on the Arts. Since 2019 Karen is the Dance Programmer of STUK.

Function: Entrepreneurship