Iwona Preis is since June 2017 a C.E.O. of Intercult Productions, leading the organisation´s strategic development and daily operations. She is an initiator and leader of international culture projects, applying for funds and managing international partners teams from EU and beyond. The organisation works as European Resource Centre for Culture with European office Europe Direct Information Centre and Swedish network of culture operators Access Europa, acting educator, initiating debate and setting up spaces for cultural dialogue.
Iwona Preis joined Intercult in 2011 after several years of working as EU adviser and Project Manager for publicly financed collaborations, in Sweden and internationally, with partners from Europe, Russia and Middle East. The main objective of Iwona’s advisory work was to be a valuable resource for organisations, public administrations and enterprises on EU funded projects. During that time she was also a project manager of Integration Platform for Stockholm County at the County Administrative Board of Stockholm.
Born in Poland and living in Sweden, she considers herself also a citizen of Europe, always working from both an intercultural and international perspective.
2015 Iwona has been appointed a President of the European, members driven cultural network River//Cities, leading strategic development, project development and engaging in impact of culture on sustainable development of urban waterfronts.
Since June 2017 she is also Chair/ CEO of Smart Coop in Swedenleading the strategic and daily operations.
Culture for Waterfronts, Rivers of Opportunities, Brokering Migrants Cultural Participation; Corners of Europe ( Creative Europe); I_Improve ( Erasmus+); Memory of water ( Creative Europe) ; S.O.S. Climate for watrefronts ( Horizon 2020)
Swedish Institute: PARC Palestine, Curators & Art Operators Network Russia/Sweden; Baltic Audience Links;
Scandinavian Studies, University of Gdansk
Culture Management, University of Stockholm
Pedagogy for adults, postgraduate, University of Linkoping
Marketing Communications, postgraduate, Institute of Marketing Communications, Stockholm
Areas of expertise
Extensive leadership experience from cultural independent sector & industry;
Intercultural and international collaborations
EU: expert on EU structures, culture & politics; Baltic Sea Region; culture relations with non- EU countries; EU: applications
Project management: leading European projects within Creative Europe & Erasmus + : building strategic partnerships; project set-up & funding;
Other fields:impact of culture on urban development; culture on waterfronts ; marketing communications; event production; international networks on culture