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Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my website! In October 2017 I stopped as Executive Director of ELIA – the European League of Institutes of the Arts and decided to make my experience, knowledge and network available as ‘friendly critical guide’, for you personally or in an institutional context.

Best wishes,

My motto

We live in times in which processes and protocols seem to have the tendency to overshadow our daily creative, pedagogical, management or leadership work. We do have to live up to institutional demands, but I strongly believe we also need to keep an open mind. I find the sentence from Antonio Machado’s poem ‘traveller there is no path, the path forms itself while walking’ inspiring for my work.
Most of all I believe that work, in whatever capacity, should be creative, open, rewarding and fun.


I worked as an actress and drama teacher, founded the European League of Institutes of the Arts – ELIA and now I work as an independent consultant and advisor.


As founder and leader of the European League of Institutes of the Arts – ELIA I gained valuable experience in connecting people and organisations, structuring international cooperation, realising international projects and developing policy development in the cultural and educational sector.


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any question or request.
By email at carla@carladelfos.com or just give me a ring at +31 (0)6 54 24 53 56.