dr. (Ellen) EMMP Loots

Assistant Professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Arts & Culture Studies
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Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
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M7-17
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loots@eshcc.eur.nl

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Ellen Loots is specialized in arts management, cultural organizations and creative entrepreneurship, and has a special interest in the motivations and behaviors of individuals and organizations in the cultural and creative industries. Social challenges as justice, community and sustainability influence many of her choices in research and teaching. Currently, she is an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication).

A late entrant to the academic professional context, Ellen has been working as a practitioner in the arts and cultural field, as a marketeer, communication expert, and business leader in organizations. At de Warande (Turnhout, Belgium), she curated…

Ellen Loots is specialized in arts management, cultural organizations and creative entrepreneurship, and has a special interest in the motivations and behaviors of individuals and organizations in the cultural and creative industries. Social challenges as justice, community and sustainability influence many of her choices in research and teaching. Currently, she is an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication).

A late entrant to the academic professional context, Ellen has been working as a practitioner in the arts and cultural field, as a marketeer, communication expert, and business leader in organizations. At de Warande (Turnhout, Belgium), she curated exhibitions with works by artists as Candice Breitz, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Johan Grimonprez, Frances Goodman, Melvin Moti, and Sarah Vanaght, and she has (co-)produced work by Hans op de Beeck, Tom Vansant and Angelo Vermeulen. Before joining Erasmus University Rotterdam, Ellen worked at Antwerp University, University of Groningen and Maastricht University.

She is involved in numerous research projects. Currently, Ellen is the coordinator of a research project funded by Instituut Gak on the income position of creative professionals in the Netherlands, entailing research on matchfunding, cooperatives, legislation, and income differences across industries. In a team of colleagues from VU (Amsterdam) and Antwerp Management School and Antwerp University, she is investigating the drivers and barriers to growth in entrepreneurship. She is coordinating a European-funded project on the entrepreneurial and self-curatorial skills and mindsets of musicians with partners from Belgium, Portugal, Greece, and Estonia. Together with Marina Bos-De Vos (TuDelft), she examines value co-creation in circular design processes, funded by an NWO-Kiem grant. Previously, she has been the principal investigator or co-researcher in projects on themes as digital culture (commissioned by het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam) and library participation, artists’ residencies and heritage funding (all commissioned by the Flemish Government).

Ellen’s approach to teaching is research-led, while her courses also equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the management and entrepreneurship in cultural and creative environments. As the chair of the program committee Arts & Culture Studies, she has a passion for challenging students’ independent ways of thinking and adding to their employability and career self-management competences. She has developed courses in Management of Arts & Culture, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Economics, Cultural Policy, Creative Cities and Impact Assessment for several Dutch universities. Together with Pawan Bhansing, she outlined the Cultural Entrepreneurship-track in the MA Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship at Erasmus University.

Through collaborations with like-minded people and active participation at events, Ellen contributes to and engages in debates on the impact of arts, culture and creativity on society, and on the role of creative, sustainable and just entrepreneurship in social challenges. She has (co-)authored 20+ peer-reviewed academic articles and book chapters (some together with graduates) and 30+ conference papers. She is the co-editor of special issues of the Journal of Cultural Economics (New Forms of Finance and Funding in the Cultural and Creative Industries) and Cross-Culture and Strategic Management (Micro-Foundations of Small Business Internationalization), and a member of the editorial board of Social Sciences and Humanities Open. She holds a Phd of Applied Economics (Antwerp University), a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies (Ghent University), a Master of Visual Arts (Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Art, Antwerp) and a Master of Culture Management (Antwerp University).

      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2015). Performance evaluations in the arts: evidence from the Netherlands and Flanders (dissertation). Antwerp: Antwerp University
        • A. Guiette, S. Jacobs, E.M.M.P. Loots, A. Schramme & K. Vandenbempt (2012). Unlocking the symbolic value of the creative industries. In G. Hagoort, A. Thomassen & R. Kooyman (Eds.), Pioneering minds worldwide: on the entrepreneurial principles of the cultural and creative industries (pp. 76-80). Delft: Eburon
        • S. Jacobs, E.M.M.P. Loots & A. Schramme (2013). De symbolische waarde van de creatieve industrie ontrafeld. In D. Hesters (Ed.), Kunstzaken: financiële en zakelijke modellen voor de kunsten in Vlaanderen (pp. 79-88). Brussel: Kwarts
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2011). Kunstenaarsresidenties : een veelzijdig fenomeen. In Joining the dots : bouwstenen voor een duurzaam internationaal kunstenbeleid (pp. 82-89). Brussel: BAM, Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2003). Erfgoedevenementen in Vlaanderen. In Cultuur en Vrije Tijd, een Lokaal Praktijkboek. Brussel: Politeia
        • D. Betzler, T. Bille, K.J. Borowiecki, B. Lee & E.M.M.P. Loots (Eds.). (2020-2020) Journal of Cultural Economics.
        • A. van Witteloostuijn, J. Vanderstraeten, E.M.M.P. Loots & A. Hamelin (Eds.). (2018-2018) Cross Cultural Management. An International Journal.
      • E.M.M.P. Loots & E. Chang (2019). A Framework of Art Galleries’ Strategic Orientations through the Lens of Organizational Hybridity. In G. Atinc (Ed.), Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2019. Academy of Management Proceedings (pp. 18231). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management
      • L. Schediwy, P. Bhansing & E.M.M.P. Loots (2018). Musicians’ career identities: do bohemian and entrepreneurial career identities compete or cohere? In Academy of Management Proceedings (pp. 18231). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management
      • B. Cnossen, E.M.M.P. Loots & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). Individual Motivation among Entrepreneurs in the Creative and Cultural Industries. In Academy of Management Proceedings (pp. 16557). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). An Exploration of an Organization Form: Artists’ Residences. In proceedings ACEI 2012, 17th international conference on cultural economics, Kyoto Doshisha University, Japan, 21 – 24 June 2012
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Artists’ mobility instigating enduring global networks? In Working Paper New Series, Dipartimento di Economia “S. Cognetti de Martiis”. International Centre for Research on the Economics of Culture, Institutions, and Creativity (EBLA), Centro Studi Silvia Santagata (CSS), University Torino
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Past performance and sense-making mechanisms in art: a network-approach for disentangling the various effects on performance in contemporary visual arts. In proceedings ACEI 2012, Kyoto Doshisha University, Japan, 21 – 24 June 2012
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2018, maart 16). The orange economy in the Netherlands and Colombia. Colombia, Barranquilla, Universidad del Norte, Cátedra Europa 2018, Forum on the creative industries.
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2014, januari 18). Keynote address: Imposed income standards in the performing and visual arts: have the Dutch and Flemish governments developed an adequate and effective instrument encouraging cultural entrepreneurship? Kufstein, Austria, 8th annual conference of the Fachverband Kulturmanagement - Dispositions of cultural funding. Cultural funding structures and their consequences for cultural production and reception.
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2017, oktober 9). De kunstkoopregeling (Mondriaan Fonds) in Nederland. Een kritische reflectie op een beleidsinstrument. Antwerpen, Colloquium Kunst Kopen, Universiteit Antwerpen.
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2016, maart 11). Be Creative: Transformations in the New Culture Industries. Rotterdam, discussion and interview with Angela McRobbie.
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2017, maart 21). debate: How does Rotterdam Cultural policy (not) support cultural entrepreneurship? onbekend, ACE career days.
        • E.M.M.P. Loots & L. Sacco (2020). What’s in a name? Exploring the role of gallerists’ names in the market for Contemporary Art. Art Market series workshops: Rome (2019, november 25 - 2019, november 26).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots & M. Cuérel (2019). Cooperation, collaboration and competition in creative work: a study of the precursors of socio-dynamic processes in coworking spaces. European Academy of Management: Lisbon (2019, juni 26 - 2019, juni 28).
        • M. Oosterling-Vermeulen & E.M.M.P. Loots (2019). Innovative yet provocative: executive entrepreneurship education for creative professionals and its impact in terms of skills, behaviors, intentions and earning powers. 17th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER): Utrecht (2019, oktober 16 - 2019, oktober 18).
        • P. Rutten & E.M.M.P. Loots (2019). DISCUSSION: Value Creation in the Creative Industries. ClickNL Drive: Eindhoven: Dutch Design Week (2019, oktober 24).
        • E. Chang & E.M.M.P. Loots (2019). How do performance goals of galleries relate to art market development? Evidence from the U.S. and the Netherlands. TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE: RESEARCHING ART MARKET PRACTICES FROM PAST TO PRESENT (workshop 3: The Formation and Development of New Art Markets): London (2019, mei 30 - 2019, mei 31).
        • I. Lommerse & E.M.M.P. Loots (2019). Business Models in the development of New Materials in the Garment Industry in and beyond the Netherlands. 4th International Conference on New Business Models: Sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation, and transformation: Berlin (2019, juli 1 - 2019, juli 3).
        • C. Dalla Chiesa, E.M.M.P. Loots & M. Lavanga (2019). Entrepreneurial resilience in the creative industries: a qualitative study of artists and fashion designers in the Netherlands. 17th Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER): Utrecht: Utrecht University (2019, oktober 16 - 2019, oktober 18).
        • L. Sacco & E.M.M.P. Loots (2018). All but a Toss-up: The Curious Selection of Buyers in the Primary Market for Contemporary Art. International workshop series TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE: RESEARCHING ART MARKET PRACTICES FROM PAST TO PRESENT (workshop 1: The Art Collector): Montpellier (2018, juni 8 - 2018, juni 9).
        • B. Cnossen, E.M.M.P. Loots & Y.G.D. Wijngaarden - (2016). Fantastic beasts and where to find them: a travel companion into the contested territory of creative and cultural work. ESA Midterm Conference, Sociology of the Arts: Porto (2016, september 8).
        • Y.G.D. Wijngaarden, E.M.M.P. Loots & A. van Witteloostuijn (2019). Starving artists and/or innovative knowledge workers? Exploring and explaining the income position and earning capacity of the Dutch creative sector. Bijeenkomst Onderzoek en Beleid, Instituut Gak: Hilversum (2019, december 2).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots, L. Schediwy & P.V. Bhansing (2018). A quantitative study of music students' attitudes towards entrepreneurship education. EURAM, European Academy of Management conference: Reykjavik (2018, juni 19 - 2018, juni 22).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots, L. Schediwy & P.V. Bhansing (2018). Young musicians’ career identities: do bohemian and entrepreneurial career identities compete or cohere? Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL, United States (2018, augustus 10 - 2018, augustus 14).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots, M. Lavanga & E. Nieboer (2018). The Portfolio Careers of Designers: some Empirical Evidence from the Netherlands. 41st ISBE Conference (Institute for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship) - ‘Research, policy and practice: Collaboration in a disparate world’: Birmingham (2018, november 7 - 2018, november 8).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots, L. Schediwy & P.V. Bhansing (2018). A quantitative study of music students' attitudes towards entrepreneurship education. ESA-arts, 10th Midterm Conference of the RNs - Sociology of the Arts & Sociology of Culture: Valletta, Malta (2018, september 4 - 2018, september 7).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots, M. Lavanga, L. Marques & L. Sacco (2018). Clustering and Collaboration of Independent Fashion Designers. 10th Midterm Conference of the RNs - Sociology of the Arts & Sociology of Culture Creative Locations: Art, Culture and the City: University of Malta Valletta Campus, Valletta (2018, september 4 - 2018, september 7).
        • M. Lavanga, E.M.M.P. Loots & A. Konomi (2018). Creative entrepreneurship and urban space: Exploring the location choices of designers in Athens. 7th European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy: Stockholm: Stockholm University (2018, oktober 4 - 2018, oktober 5).
        • M. Lavanga, E.M.M.P. Loots & M. Cuérel (2018). Collaboration, cooperation and competition within and outside coworking spaces in The Netherlands. Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018. Session: Entrepreneurs, places and processes in entrepreneurial ecosystems: Cologne (DE): University of Cologne (2018, juli 24 - 2018, juli 28).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots, B. Cnossen & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). Individual motivation in creative and cultural industries. A self-determination perspective. EURAM, European Academy of Management conference: Glasgow, Scotland, UK (2017, juni 21 - 2017, juni 24).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots, B. Cnossen & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). Individual motivation among entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries. Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia, US (2017, augustus 4 - 2017, augustus 8).
        • N. Cannaerts, W. Coreynen, E.M.M.P. Loots, H. Slabbinck, J. Vanderstraeten & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). The Motivational Drivers of Entrepreneurship unlocked. 1st EBCA-Workshop “Entrepreneurship: Behavioural and Cognitive Approaches”: Strasbourg, France (2017, november 9 - 2017, november 10).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). The growth puzzle in the creative industries. Research Workshop on Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship: Realities and Challenges: ECOLE Supérieure des BEAUX de Paris, France (2017, mei 23 - 2017, mei 23).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). Growth in the Creative and Cultural Industries. SAMS Creative Industries Workshop: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (2017, juni 27 - 2017, juni 28).
        • B. Cnossen, E.M.M.P. Loots & Y. van Wijngaarden (2016). Fantastic beasts and where to find them: a travel companion into the contested territory of creative and cultural work. 9th Midterm Conference of the RN-Sociology of the Arts (ESA): University of Porto, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Portugal (2016, september 8 - 2016, september 10).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2016). Everyone is an artist. workshop in entrepreneurship: Maastricht (2016, september 27).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots, B. Cnossen & A. van Witteloostuijn (2016). The tension between cooperation and competition in the creative industries. 9th Midterm Conference of the RN-Sociology of the Arts (ESA): University of Porto, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Portugal (2016, september 8 - 2016, september 10).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots, B. Cnossen & A. van Witteloostuijn (2016). What motivates the creative entrepreneur? self-determination theory and collaboration in a lab experimental setting. 32nd EGOS - European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Naples, Italy (2016, juli 7 - 2016, juli 9).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2015). The Unbearable Lightness of Creative Entrepreneurship - De Ondraaglijke Lichtheid van het Creatief Ondernemen. workshop on creative entrepreneurship: Amsterdam (2015, december 1).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2014). Who tells fortunes to artists? The evaluation process of theatre producers as an instance where different institutional logics meet. 29th EGOS European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2014, juli 3 - 2014, juli 5).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2014). Who tells fortunes to nonprofit theatre companies? State intervention and the strings attached. 18th ACEI International conference on Cultural Economics: École des sciences de la gestion de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada (2014, juni 24 - 2014, juni 27).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2013). Who tells fortunes to nonprofit theatre companies? State intervention and the strings attached. 11th ESA European Sociological Association Conference: University of Torino, Italy (2013, augustus 28 - 2013, augustus 31).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2013). Who tells fortunes to nonprofit theatre companies? State intervention and the strings attached. 12th AIMAC 2013 conference on the Management of Arts and Culture: Universidad Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia (2013, juni 26 - 2013, juni 29).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Imposed Income Standards in the Performing and Visual Arts: have central governments developed an adequate and effective instrument encouraging cultural entrepreneurship? Conference On the Financing of Art organized by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management & European Academy of Cultural Affairs (EACA): Frankfurt, Germany (2012, mei 11 - 2012, mei 12).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Grants to performing arts companies. Who tells fortunes: the state, experts or peers? 4th EIASM Workshop on Managing Cultural Organizations: University of Bologna, Italy (2012, oktober 25 - 2012, oktober 27).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Artists' residences: An Exploration Of An Organization Form. 12th EURAM European Academy of Management conference: Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2012, juni 6 - 2012, juni 8).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots & S. Jacobs (2012). Why would people care about fashion (if they could read a good book, go to the movies, attend a concert or buy a designer’s chair)? Unlocking the creative industries’ symbolic value. Fashioning the City: Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems conference: Royal College of Art, London, UK (2012, september 19 - 2012, september 21).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). An Exploration of an Organization Form: Artists’ Residences. 28th EGOS European Group On Organization Science Colloquium: Helsinki, Finland (2012, juli 5 - 2012, juli 7).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Artists’ residences: a multi-facetted form responding to its environment? 7th ICCPR International Conference on Policy Research: University Barcelona, Spain (2012, juli 9 - 2012, juli 12).
        • S. Jacobs & E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Unlocking the Cultural and Creative Industries’ Symbolic Value. 7th ICCPR International Conference on Policy Research: University Barcelona, Spain (2012, juli 9 - 2012, juli 12).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Critical Attention for the Performing Arts: How do Critics Select and Judge Artistic Quality? 7th ESA Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts: University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria (2012, september 5 - 2012, september 8).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2011). Determinants of artists’ success and failure: a model. 5th EWACE European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (2011, september 1 - 2011, september 3).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2011). Artists’ Residences: a Typology and Taxonomy. 11th AIMAC 2011 conference on the Management of Arts and Culture: University of Antwerp, Belgium (2011, juli 3 - 2011, juli 6).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2010). Income standards of arts organizations. “Public and private support of the arts and culture ”, organized by the Doctoral school of Human Sciences and CEMESO (Centre for the Studies on Media and Culture): VUB, Belgium (2010, februari 25 - 2010, februari 25).
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2009). On the financing of cultural heritage in Flanders and the Netherlands. The European Science Days 2009 - summer school "The Economics of Art and Culture", Scientific Organizer: Professor Victor Ginsburgh, Université Libre de Bruxelles: Steyr, Austria (2009, juli 12 - 2009, juli 16).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, M. Lavanga & E. Nieboer (2018). Nominated for the Best Paper Award in the track Creative Industries Entrepreneurship track "The Portfolio Careers of Designers: some Empirical Evidence from the Netherlands". 41st ISBE Conference (Institute for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship) - ‘Research, policy and practice: Collaboration in a disparate world’: Birmingham (2018, november 7 - 2018, november 8). Overig.
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, M. Lavanga & E. Nieboer (2018). Nominated for the Best RAKE (Best Research & Knowledge Exchange) Paper Award "The Portfolio Careers of Designers: some Empirical Evidence from the Netherlands". 41st ISBE Conference (Institute for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship) - ‘Research, policy and practice: Collaboration in a disparate world’: Birmingham (2018, november 7 - 2018, november 8). Overig.
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2015). Laureate of the Bilsen Award for an unpublished thesis about Cultural Management (2014). Annual colloquium Bilsen Fund: Antwerp (2015, maart 30). Overig.
      • A. van Witteloostuijn, N. Cannaerts, W. Coreynen, E.M.M.P. Loots & J. Vanderstraeten (2016). dataset entrepreneurs - UNIZO project. Antwerp Management School [Dataset].
  • Internship Arts and Culture Studies

    Title
    Internship Arts and Culture Studies
    Year
    2020
    Year level
    (BA-2) (BA-2)

    Cultural Entrepreneurship: Theory

    Title
    Cultural Entrepreneurship: Theory
    Year
    2020
    Year level
    (MA)

    Cult. entr. Empirical Research

    Title
    Cult. entr. Empirical Research
    Year
    2020
    Year level
    (MA)

    Assessing the impact of Culture and Crea

    Title
    Assessing the impact of Culture and Crea
    Year
    2020
    Year level
    (MA) (MA) (MA)

    MA Thesis CEE

    Title
    MA Thesis CEE
    Year
    2020
    Year level
    (MA)
  • Journal of Cultural Economics

    Additional Information
    Special Issue: New Forms of Finance and Funding in the Cultural and Creative Industries
    Role
    Co-Editor Special Issue
    Start date approval
    Feb/2020

    Cross Cultural & Strategic Management

    Additional Information
    Special Issue: Micro-Foundations of Small Business Internationalization
    Role
    Co-Editor Special Issue
    Start date approval
    Jun/2018
    End date approval
    Aug/2020

    Social Sciences and Humanities Open

    Role
    Editorial Board
    Start date approval
    Sep/2020
  • Assistant Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Arts & Culture Studies
    Country
    The Netherlands

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Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

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Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam