Organization & Employees
The permanent team of Theaterfestival Boulevard works all year round on the organization of the festival and other activities of the Bosse Nova Foundation, such as Kunstbende Noord-Brabant. We believe that art plays an indispensable role in society. Based on this conviction, we work together with partners from various social domains. From different perspectives we focus on themes such as talent development and internationalization, for example by participating in different European collaborative projects. From our home base in Pand 18 (a former school in the city center), we work with other organizations, festivals and (amateur) initiatives. Pand 18 is also the home of Broedplaats 's-Hertogenbosch, an initiative in which we work together with colleagues from Festival Cement and Theater Artemis in the context of Plan Talentontwikkeling Brabant. Our small group of permanent employees is expanded annually with returning temporary employees, interns and our indispensable volunteers.
Diversity and Inclusion
We want everyone to feel welcome at Theaterfestival Boulevard; both on and off stage. The different talents, opinions and perspectives of our employees contribute greatly to our endeavors. That is why we strive for a great diversity in our organization in terms of cultural background, age, gender, orientation and physical characteristics. This not only makes our organization stronger, but it also makes it a nicer place to work. We therefore support the Diversity & Inclusion Code of the Dutch cultural and creative sector.
Policy and Behavior
At Theaterfestival Boulevard we stand for a corporate culture in which everyone can work pleasantly and safely, and in which abuse and harassment are prevented. Additionally, we offer a reporting procedure in case of experienced inappropriate behavior.
In consultation with Van Oss and partners, a memorandum has been drawn up with the aim of increasing integrity awareness where necessary, providing insight into possibilities and procedures to guarantee safety within our organization and encouraging employees to address each other about acting with integrity and unwanted behavior. This note is available to festival staff and volunteers.
Integrity issues and unwanted behavior can be reported to the managing director or can be discussed informally and confidentially with our confidential advisor, Mrs Ans Buys.
When they suspect any kind of abuse, volunteers report to volunteer coordinator Hanna van Dis. If it is suspected that the volunteer coordinator is involved in the abuse, this can be reported to the managing director or the confidential advisor. These measures help us in our endeavors to offer a pleasant and safe working environment for our employees, artists and volunteers.
Tessa Smeulers & Dana Kibbelaar,
Board of directors Bosse Nova Foundation and Stichting Theaterfestival Boulevard's-Hertogenbosch,
At Theaterfestival Boulevard, a small team works year-round on the preparations for the festival. In the spring and summer, we are at full strength - then the volunteers, freelancers, and trainees are also present. We are happy to introduce them to you, everyone included. Because together we are strong.