Marc Koolen

Marc has over 12 years experience in theatre. In 2007, he initiated theatre platform PickUp, a theatre working space in the former Caroussel theatre at the Kloveniersburgwal in the centre of Amsterdam. Passionate about arts, culture and the value of the creative network, Marc continues to be involved in PickUp’s core activities, ensuring people are made to feel welcome, and supported to share ideas, create and present their work. He has long supported the NDSM-Loods community, and was also instrumental in the development of the original Treehouse shipping container village, developed in 2010. Drawing on this wealth of insider knowledge and experience, Marc is the right man to curate and deliver this second iteration of Treehouse NDSM.

Adriaan Kole – Director of Business Development

Adriaan is the Owner and CEO of KOLE Research, a business development and research consultancy focused on the food and creative industries. He also has a background in human behaviour research, with more than fifteen years experience as a project leader in the health and sustainability spaces. He has been active in administrative and front of house functions since the beginning of PickUp, NDSM-Loods and Treehouse, is Chair of the Association of Entrepreneurs (De Toekomst), at NDSM; and a Board Member of the NDSM-Loods management foundation, Kinetisch Noord.

Such experience with arguably the largest concentration of creative entrepreneurs in Europe, and a dedication to good governance in the cultural sector, affords Adriaan the role of business development for Treehouse. His ambition is that artists experience Treehouse as a competitive opportunity to create and present their work for some time, and can look back on proudly, and with a desire to stay connected.

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