martes, 23 de enero de 2018

Iris Kuntze Palomas: #AlumnioftheMonth of the Master's Degree in Arts and Cultural Managament, UIC Barcelona

“The master’s degree gives you insights and tools to manage cultural institutions. I’m currently working with multiple cultural organizations and what I mostly use are the project management skills”


Why did you decide to do the Master’s degree in Arts and Culture Management at UIC Barcelona?  
The Master offered both a practical and a theoretical approach to the cultural management which cannot be found in The Netherlands. The fact that there was a multicultural class of students made it even more interesting. 

What is your current occupation?  
I’m a project manager and online marketeer at the organization INTK.

How did you get your current job position?
I’ve been working here for almost a year and a half. The fact that it’s an international organization with a possibility to expand in Spain, made this job a perfect match with my personal and professional background.

What knowledge and abilities do you consider you have acquired in the Master’s degree and that they have influenced you personally and professionally?
The master’s degree gives you insights and tools to manage cultural institutions. I’m currently working with multiple cultural organizations and what I mostly use are the project management skills. For that, the cultural project has been very useful, because it has taught me all the facets you need in order to make a cultural project succeed. 
Who was your favourite teacher?
My favourite teacher was definitely Mohammed Elrazzaz, also my mentor during the cultural project. A very inspirational person.

Is there any classmate you would like to highlight or do you have any anecdote with your colleagues?   
We organized some cultural diners where everybody would cook something from their countries. These were amazing nights!

¿Are you still in contact with other alumni from UIC Barcelona?  
Yes, we are, with a lot of my classmates. We became great friends. We try to visit each other in our countries.