Consultant, international cultural and creative industries research and evaluation, The Netherlands
Based in the Hague, the Netherlands, Nicole has worked across the UK, Europe and Russia in cultural policy and research. A musician and cultural policy practitioner by training, she is driven by a firm belief in the value culture has for society, particularly when sharing cultures across borders. She is currently responsible for the evaluation of the British Council UK-Russia Year of Music 2019, and works on other projects, including the creation of a digital music heritage educational project with the Moscow EUNIC cluster. She has recently completed the evaluation of an innovative cultural heritage and gender equality project in the Western Balkans and in 2018 authored a report reviewing progress in the research into cultural and creative spillovers in Europe. In 2018/2019, she worked and researched the cultural and creative industries in Moscow as a recipient of an Alfa Fellowship. She is also a researcher in culture Solutions, an independent and non-profit group set up to promote excellence in EU international cultural relations policies.