We envision an inclusive Europe in which people see cultural differences as valuable encounters. We are inspired by the initiative-taking attitude of the Southeast European artists and cultural actors and we want European society in general to have such approach. We dream of a Europe that goes beyond geopolitical status quo.
Our core values
We believe that artists and cultural actors are at the forefront of social change and that creative freedom is at the core of this process. We also see that working together as equal partners is the most useful mindset to tackle challenges.
Balkan Buro exists in order to concentrate, connect and catalyse creative processes, triggering exchanges between Southeast Europe and its surrounding regions. We invite people to be curious and enthusiastic about the unknown, and dare to create alternative perceptions about each other. We do this through contemporary urban arts and culture, scouting for and presenting fresh content, as well as by sharing co-built networks.
Irmin van der Meijden, founder and director
Conrad Kockert, financial manager
Anna Hoetjes, project manager balkan snapshots
Sophie Logothetis, project assistant balkan snapshots
Silvia Pietrosanti, communications manager
Giulia Levi, communications officer
With the collaboration of
With a special 'thank you' to the effort and enthusiasm of our many volunteers.