Campaign co-ordinator, Culture Action Europe /Brussels

Originally from the small village of Pauliström, Sweden, Emma Ernsth has the Swedish access to culture policy in the 80’s to thank for her early contact with the arts and cultural learning – the Municipal School of Music in Vetlanda organised long-distance courses even in the deepest forests of Småland. After graduating in Comparative Literature at the University of Linköping, Emma worked as volunteer, Project Manager and later Acting Secretary General for Trans Europe Halles – a European Network of Independent Cultural Centres. Emma currently lives in Brussels where she works as Advocacy Co-ordinator for the cultural mobility information network On-the-Move, and Campaign Co-ordinator for Culture Action Europe’s newly launched arts advocacy campaign – we are more.

Favourite cultural space: OZU – an independent cultural centre based in an old candy factory on the hills outside of Rome.
Main source of inspiration: Music and video Skype talks with my grandmother.