dr. Frans Brouwer

Currently, Frans Brouwer (PhD) lectures on arts management, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Academy of Culture in Riga. He conducts musicological research as well and supervises master students cultural economics with their thesis research. As a freelancer he is involved in various cultural projects, such as curator for the Christiansfeld Festival (Denmark), founder of the European Opera Academy and consultancy work.

In the past 12 years Frans has been lecturing at various universities and schools of the arts in Austria, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden. 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 a project leader of European Capital of Culture in Copenhagen (1996) and the director of the Utrecht Conservatoire.

Frans holds a PhD from Utrecht University with a dissertation on Scandinavian cultural history, after 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.