Mary Ann DeVlieg
Mary Ann DeVlieg’s experience spans international performing arts, cultural policy, intercultural practice, arts mobility and arts and human rights. After serving as Secretary General of IETM (international network for contemporary performing arts) from 1994 - 2013, she recently took up the role of Senior Strategy Advisor to freeDimensional, an organization that helps artists and culture workers who are threatened, harmed or imprisoned by linking them with a range of pro bono services. Her other functions have included serving as Chair of EU Working Group on Arts, Rights, Justice (2011- present), co-founding the International Coalition for Arts, Human Rights and Social Justice. Additionally, Ms. DeVlieg co-founded the Roberto Cimetta Fund for Mobility of Mediterranean Artists and Arts Organisers and founded www.on-the-move.org for artists’ mobility; Steered the EU initiative, ‘Culture and Creation as Vectors of Development in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific’. Member: European Commission’s High Level Reflection Group on Youth Mobility; Received the EU’s ‘Individual Award’ for life-long services to artists’ mobility; Chaired the Japan Foundation’s PAJ Europe Fund (2006-2010); and chaired EU Working Group on Creativity and Creation (Access to Culture Platform), 2008- 2010.