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Stijn Kierkels

How do you express your creativity

I’m an artist manager and technical producer. My work is not necessarily creative, since it’s more facilitating. I make sure there is space for creatives to express themselves. Maybe that’s my creativity, to facilitate that possibility for other people. I have turned my hobby into my job. I started working with Ares as a tour manager when I was 17. Eventually I became his manager, and more artists followed. 

I have a DJ-booth in my room, and every day I start the day by a coffee and playing some music.  

How do those artists inspire you?

They do things I can’t do, and I do things they can’t do. I think this combination really inspires me; combining the forces. That’s what I like the most about the job of artist manager, but also as technical producer. 

You’re often on Vlieland, how do you feel when you’re there?

When you enter the boat, figuratively and literally, you left. When I’m on the island for one day, it always feels that I’m there for three days already. It is a great way to escape the busy world I’m usually living in. A way to get inspired, by nature and the small community. On Vlieland, for a moment, you don’t have to worry about the world on the other side of the sea.

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