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Research interests

The theory of organisation and communication in the arts.

Cultural leadership.

Cultural and creative entrepreneurship.

Research interests

Research interests

My research interests are organisation theory in culture, cultural leadership, communication about art in relation to consumer culture theory.  

Current projects 

In 2019, Kolsteeg is involved in the project Performing Sustainability, supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), working with West African PhDs and staff members on the topic of cultural entrepreneurship. 

Also in 2019, Kolsteeg initiated a research project in cooperation with the province of Drenthe and local cultural organisations to develop a method for evaluation of cultural productions for special target groups. Publication is expected in 2020. 

With Quirijn Lennert van den Hoogen (Groningen University), Kolsteeg is researching the conceptualization and operationalization of the notion of regional identity in the northern Netherlands cultural policy. The first results have been published in  Ruimte. De Noordelijke Regio en het Cultuurbeleid  (in Dutch).


Ruimte voor nieuwe verbindingen in de culturele organisatie

Transfer of economic concepts to cultural strategy - and back?

Trust: A Partnership's Must

Designing Organisations in the CCI

Culturele democratie vraagt om ander cultuurbeleid

New ways of audience engagement

Boekman Extra #19: Inclusiviteit is de praktijk

Chaordisch projectmanagement voor de creatieve industrie

Inclusiviteit is de praktijk: Grand Theatre Groningen

Mapping the meanings of Cultural Leadership: The use of the term in the field of arts management

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Roodpeleis maakt van welzijn theater