We are pleased to announce that Cobie de Vos will serve as SPRING's interim managing director. As of June 13, Cobie de Vos will succeed the current director Jeltsje In der Rieden, who will leave the organization after seven years. Cobie de Vos will remain interim managing director until October 31, 2022. In the coming period, we will take the time to find a permanent managing director. It's our wish the new director will start from October 1. The vacancy for this position will be published shortly.
Cobie de Vos has an extraordinary experience in business management and also broad recognition of the Utrecht performing arts sector. She was director of Huis en Festival a/d Werf. She led the successful transition from Huis a/d Werf to Het Huis Utrecht, where she subsequently served as general manager for nine years. She was also involved in the merger of Festival a/d Werf and Springdance into the SPRING Performing Arts Festival as we know it today.
Grzegorz Reske, artistic director SPRING: “Management change is always a challenging moment for organizations. I am very pleased that Cobie agreed to take on the role of interim. She has been an important support to me since I arrived in Utrecht and has helped me to better understand the local context. With her knowledge and experience, the organization will gain a major asset to get through the transition period."
Tanja Mlaker, chair of the SPRING Supervisory Board: “We are delighted that Cobie de Vos will be able to lead SPRING together with artistic director Grzegorz Reske in the coming months, working on the next edition of SPRING in Autumn and preparing plans for 2023.”
Cobie de Vos: “It is special to be part of the organization ten years after SPRING was founded. I look forward to shaping SPRING in Autumn with the team and continuing to work on the festival's ambitions.”
Photo: Nadine van de Berg