Maarten van Essen

Program director

Joined the JAI in January 2008

Maarten 2Maarten spent one year living in Quincy, Illinois, where he went to university on a basketball scholarship. He got his Masters degree in Social-Cultural Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He worked for five years at a small consultancy company in the cultural sector in Amsterdam before joining the JAI. Next to his work at the JAI, Maarten is active in music. He plays the Philicorda organ (the 1960′s Dutch answer to the Hammond organ) in several bands.