Olivearte is very pleased to announce that Birgitta Persson will join the company, as a co-Director with Paul Bogen and Sandy Fitzgerald, effective from 27 March, 2017. Birgitta brings a wealth of experience to Olivearte, having spent the last 13 years as Secretary General of Trans Europe Halles, a network of more than 90 cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists all over Europe. In addition, she has produced and promoted arts events and projects within all genres, both in her home country of Sweden and internationally. Since its founding in 2008, Olivearte has engaged with a wide range of clients, projects and initiatives across Europe and Birgitta will enhance its capability to deliver support to the cultural sector. In particular, Birgitta’s commitment to cross-border, cross-cultural exchange and development echos Olivearte’s, in this time of retrenchment for Europe and the World. In addition, Birgitta’s self-expression as a musician and sometimes shieldmaiden means Olivearte will be much more fun at parties!