Alumni profiles Article Meet graduates from the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE). Profiles ElaineBA (Hons) Arts Management"It has been exciting to see myself improving a lot through the learning and to be creative in studying arts management."Roxane SchavoirProject Officer for EUNIC Global in Brusselsthe lecturers are inspiring & encourage you to think outside of the box & develop critical thinkingWeiqing ZhangExhibitions and Collections Assistant, Start Museum, Shanghaithe experience I gained on this programme layed a solid foundation to help me realise my dreamsRicardoLegal, Cultural and Creative Industries Adviser for the State Secretariat of Arts and Culture in Timor Leste. the academic background gained in ICCE gave me a solid foundation to continue researching cultural policyEmilyMA Luxury Brand ManagementI am enjoying studying with and learning from students who have worked in the luxury industry and have returned to school for similar reasons as myself.CatalinaMA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"We were continuously encouraged to have a different viewpoint"Wan-Ju Wei Project Manager - Social Enterprise Insights"I am a project manager in a social enterprise intermediary organisation called Social Enterprise Insights in Taiwan, which has a great impact on our country’s social enterprise development."Cassandra PiroutzArts Administrator, Producer and Volunteer Coordinator"Studying at Goldsmiths was a supremely inspiring experience and one that I highly recommend."Margarita Monaco'Companies' Production Manager; Festival Deltebre Dansa, Spain & Erasmus+ trainee; Melting Pro, Rome"After completing my MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths, I felt that I finally had the tools to pursue my dream career."Angelos Aivazis Musician "This programme proved to be a vital asset in my involvement in the field of Events Management as well as Music Business"Stefanie Aegerter Social Enterprise Advisor" After completing my MA in Social Entrepreneurship I took a job in my church to build up and enlarge their social sector."Philipp Kenel Lecturer and Researcher, Berlin School of Economics and Law and PhD Student at Goldsmiths."My personal highlights were the open-mindedness in contents and non-dogmatic approaches from both staff and fellow students as well as the diversity of my cohort"Lucia Davenport Board Member, Tedx Vancouver"It’s one of the most fulfilling things I have done and a lot of the research from my MA CCE project has flown back into my work for TEDx."Dan Goran CRM Operations at Hotels.com"The ICCE Department equipped me with the business understanding that made me stand out from other candidates throughout my early career."Bariah El-Ajou Youth Coach, Arab Excellence "I was grateful to find a major that suits my aspirations, studying MA in Social Entrepreneurship was a turning point in my life."Jeremy Young Editor-In-Chief, Soundfly's online publication Flypaper Freelance Curator, Sonic Artist "The classroom is embedded into your life as a creative worker, not the other way around."Chanikarn RuangrajitpakornArt Director -The Platform Digital Agency, Thailand"Goldsmiths taught me to drive safely on this fast-paced road."Mylène DosalFreelance graphic designer, illustrator & researcher"Without my tutors and friends from Goldsmiths I couldn’t have tapped into the boundless magic of creativity and find the necessary courage to be my creative self."Jean-Baptiste Leroux Founder and Director - ELX Art, London" Goldsmith's MA opened my eyes to the artist's mindset and the need to mix business with empathy."Rassi N Pang Co-Founder - Seumpama publishing company, Indonesia"I learned to continuously observe and pay attention to market behaviours so our brand can be more tuned to the audience we want to speak to."Christos Zantis Architect & Managing Director at Zana Plus Studio"The knowledge I acquired during my time at Goldsmiths has been indispensable to my development as an entrepreneurial professional."Amira AklSenior Strategist, global insight agency"Studying with ICCE has allowed Amira to build upon her design experience and gain new strategic and business skills."Courtney McLaughlin Event Producer, The Royal Institution & Co-Founder, NX Creative Lab "Since leaving Goldsmiths, I have been really lucky to continue projects worked on during my MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship"Devankit Biswas Senior Copywriter"Our mentors guided us through this course wonderfully and I will be eternally grateful for their role in my journey."Stefano Marrone Managing Director, Nucco Brain Studio"I developed the ideas and the foundations for my business, Nucco Brain, during my MA at Goldsmiths."Sirasar Boonma Service Designer -Local Alike, Thailand. "MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Music pathway lead me to the world of service design and understand the concept of start-up and business."Paulina Marquez Co-founder, Schiev festival Brussels After studying her MA at Goldsmiths, Paulina co-founded Schiev, an eclectic music festival based in Brussels, Belgium.Ko Manafumi Translator & verbatim surveyor, IPSOS"I am currently working on two books for Math Paper Press, a study on the music industry, as well as the launch of Artophilers, a global arts journal."Henning Heinrich COO, CrossFit Werk"The MA at Goldsmiths tremendously inspired me to work between sports and business" Andre Hoyte Head of Business Development, Ministry of Culture Barbados"Since graduating with a MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship in 2013, I had the amazing opportunity to work with the Ministry Of Culture in Barbados toward having the First ever Cultural Industries Development Bill passed in Barbados."Valerie Taylor Roberts International executive/CEO, entrepreneur, angel investor. “The MA Social Entrepreneurship course enabled me to effectively and efficiently pivot my professional focus to support social enterprises and the entrepreneurs building them.”Chun-Ying Wei Assistant Professor at the International Master of Arts Program, in Cultural & Creative Industries, (IMCCI), Taipei National University of Arts"Studying with bright minds from all over the world and enjoying great arts in London made the year in Goldsmiths unforgettable."Rabih Yazbeck Programme Director, Near East Foundation UK"Since completing my MA, I have led the development of 11 programmes in seven countries in the Middle East and Africa that blend social entrepreneurship and market systems development - with a focus on women and youth - to advance self-reliance, peace, civic engagement and recovery in crisis-affected communities."Kris Wong General Manager (Social Enterprises), New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association "I now have an even greater passion for social innovation and am inspired to cultivate social entrepreneurial spirit within my current organization to create greater social impacts for society."Saira DhanooSenior Instructor - Drama, University of Trinidad & Tobago" My current roles involve being part of so many different worlds, but they all come together and Goldsmiths provided invaluable industry mentorship towards this end."Zulfiqar Ahmed Energy Consulting "Since completing my masters in social entrepreneurship, I have been working as mentor and a trainer in the social enterprise sector in Pakistan."Melanie AkerboomNetwork and Programme Manager at NFTE, Co-Founder of Social Innovation Meets School - Berlin " Studying at Goldsmiths was a very inspiring time, not only because of the course content, but also because of being in a class full of (aspiring) change makers from all over the world. It helped me immensely to build my global network."Evangelia EfthimiadouFriends and Membership Manager, Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music"The Goldsmiths MA has been an absolutely indispensable degree!"Rachael David Regeneration Projects Officer, London Borough of Bromley " The Entrepreneurial Modelling course I took as part of my degree helped me develop my business planning skills which I use daily when producing project business plans and fundraising strategies."Adrian Lesurf Head of Marketing, Qdos Entertainment "My MA introduced me to such a broad range of industry professionals. Those contacts, along with the academic learning from the course, still inform my practice today – some 15 years later!" Biung Ismahasan Freelance curator for Taiwanese Indigenous Contemporary Art, PhD candidate in Curating- Centre for Curatorial Studies, University of Essex "MA CPRD is a trans-disciplinary programme that addresses the field not only through theory and practice of cultural policy and international cultural relations, but also through art diplomacy."Nancy GalenianouPR Manager, Fysalida DanceFor the last several years, Nancy has been working in the arts sector as a freelance event organizer as well as a performer.Riika Lahti Project Analyst, Royal Bank of Scotland" The Arts Administration and Cultural Policy course provided me with a great variety of transferable skills which have provided me job opportunities within and beyond art."Laura Talbot Fundraising Manager, TADA! Youth Theater, New York "The Arts Administration and Cultural Policy course not only exposed me to a wide variety of practical approaches to managing the arts but also opened my mind to diverse theoretical ideologies within the field."Lorna Wooldridge Research Assistant, The Audience Agency"The MA introduced me not just to the arts scene in the UK, but the rest of the world, too, and through research I got to explore how our funding system for the arts and the audience development strategies used here compare to that elsewhere."Nastasia AsimakopoulouTheatre in Education researcher & trainee Aerial Dance Instructor "I was very fortunate to have wonderful and talented peers around me from all over the world and, therefore, have the chance to exchange ideas and have stimulating discussions with them."Michael Budiman MulyadiLecturer and Conductor at Universitas Pelita Harapan Conservatory of Music, Founder & Editor-in-Cheif of Musical Promenade, Independent Business & Marketing Consultant"The course and the atmosphere at Goldsmiths nurtured my entrepreneurial spirit and pushed me to embrace DIY culture that is very beneficial for my current work."Victoria Forsey Arts Educator " During the MA I focused my dissertation on the cultural education agenda in place in England. The ability to conduct this research in an institution that encourages lateral thinking and reaching beyond the bounds of societal structures, was truly empowering."Hoo-Ron YauPerforming Arts Officer (Theatre), West Kowloon Cultural District AuthorityAfter completing his MA in 2016, Hoo-Ron works at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority as the Performing Arts officer (Theatre).Rachel Hutchison Projects Assistant for Strategies, Futurecity"Coming from an amazing undergraduate programme in arts administration from Drury University in the US, I wanted to complete my post-grad work in a city that would allow me to explore ways to merge my passion for cultural policy and urban studies with my background in arts administration - Goldsmiths was the obvious choice for me."Zélie RochePublic Relations Assistant, Musée d'Orsay" Since August 2016, I have worked as a Public Relations Assistant at Musée d'Orsay in Paris. "Gloria Guan Operations Director - Star Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing & independent art critic"During this Master's journey, whilst taking part in respectful debates, critical thoughts, challenges and new ideas, I have learnt from professors, tutors and peers alike."Cecilie DreyerDirector & Founder at Banders Ltd"The practical focus of the music pathway course pushed me to take my new understanding and form it into a real-life project."Mica Cutts Head of Marketing - Chimera Climbing, Kent "The MA Administration and Cultural Policy course covers a very wide range of topics, providing me with a multitude of transferable skills and knowledge that allow me to enter a variety of different fields of work."Michelle AizpuruAssociate Director at Patrícia Conde Gallery"The diversity in personal and professional backgrounds and interests made the dialogue rich and stimulating and for that I will be forever grateful to have been able to study at Goldsmiths."Rita TomásCommunications and Marketing officer: Maria Matos Teatro Municipal, Lisbon"Goldsmiths helped me realise the need to see beyond formal boundaries"Annette BrookCommunications Manager, Royal Society of LiteratureAnnette is a playwright and has had work shown at Soho Theatre, Brockley Jack Studio, Theatre503 and The Feminist Library.J J El-Far Arts Officer, The British Council New York & Creative Director of Harlem Arts Festival "I am confident that the experience and expertise I gained at Goldsmiths will continue to open doors for me throughout my professional life."Jack Dean Theatre maker and spoken word artist"After graduating, I worked for two years as General Manager at the Bike Shed Theatre, then embarked on a full time career as a freelance theatre maker and writer."Jess Robertson Music Coordinator, Really Useful Group"The course really opened my eyes to the possibilities of what a creative mind (with a love of logistics and organisation, like mine!) could do."Ray Kang Space Design Director; SK Planet, MBA Candidate at Berlin School of Creative Leadership" Serving for Samsung’s in-house advertising agency (Cheil Worldwide) for more than 5 years was the trigger for me to enter this course, because finding the sustainable harmony between the visual art and conventional industries has felt been my vocation since the beginning of my career."Nadezhda ZhelyazkovaMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Theatre Producer. "During her time on the course, Nadezhda was thrilled to meet so many professionals from every area of the arts and beyond, both among her peers and lecturers." Tatjana Schäfer Registrar, Koller Auktionen"My MA program in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy attracted people from many different backgrounds united by a mutual passion and profound interest for the creative industries."Nahum ComposerNahum is the Founding Director of KOSMICA, a global institute founded in 2011 with the mission to establish a platform for critical, cultural and poetic discourse on our relationship with outer space and the impact of space activities here on Earth.Juliana FarhaCompany DirectorIn March 2010, Juliana was named one of 50 ‘Women to Watch’ in the UK arts sector by the Cultural Leadership Programme.Dianne SquiresMA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Senior Account Coordinator Dianne is now Senior Account Coordinator in Barbados-based marketing communications firm, G&A Communications Inc.