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Meet ISPA's 2017 Sweden Fellowship Program participant Henrik Lillsjö!

Henrik Lillsjö


Project manager, Noo Jazz

I´m currently running two companies, Noo Jazz and Kiyou Management, and work on a freelance basis mainly as producer or project manager. Noo Jazz focuses on project management of artist residencies, producing new productions, concept development, artist programming and tours with international artists. The clients are mostly institutions.

Kiyou Management works with artist management to develop international career platforms, artistic development and international musical exchange projects to bring musicians and artists together from around the world.

Most projects have an international and multicultural profile and have also involved the issue of artistic freedom of expression. The projects spans over many genres and styles.

What drives the work is to combine artistic excellence and strong unique stories from around the world.Before this I held positions as production manager and managing director at Vara Concert Hall for about five very exciting years, where I had the opportunity to lead the concert hall through times of change and great expansion.

What inspires me on a personal level are strong visions, the curiosity to explore and a genuine passion for the performing arts. Throughout my career I've worked in cultural non-profit grassroots organisations, in the freelance commercial market and in the world of cultural institutions. As an arts leader I want to build platforms and projects that combines artistic excellence with sustainable business models and a social agenda.

My educational platform is a mix of studies in media and communication, arts management and transformational leadership.

Henrik, What are the three adjectives that describe you? 
Visionary, strategic, and driven!


What’s your favorite city in the world?
Henrik: New York City because there is an energy that inspires me every time I go there.

Can you name one channel that you subscribe to in order to stay up-to-date with news about the arts, cultural, and creative sectors in your region?
Henrik: Newsletter from (Swedish Arts Council) 


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ISPA would like to thank Musikverket and Svensk Scenkonst for their support of this important regional initiative. Learn how you can help support the Fellowship Program.

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