Jan Maarten is founder and head teacher of Our House Academy, the first education platform on Dance & Electronic Music culture in the Netherlands. Jan Maarten has 20 years of experience in organizing events and teaches organizing Dance events, marketing & ticketing and building professional artist careers. Aside to teaching and moderating Dance industry professionals he also coaches talents in their career and helps them with the right choices and connections.
During the course you will learn a lot from our key guest speakers. Meet festivals directors, bookers, stage managers, creatives who will share all their knowledge; their successes and also their failures. Get inspired and learn the fundamentals of event organizing!
Our House Academy is more than a school. Our hybrid approach to education comprises both practical and cultural courses, both masterclasses and visits to the workspace. And that’s only the beginning. Thanks to our network – including many of the Dutch festival world’s leading figures and organizations – we will help kickstart your career by landing you an apprenticeship at one of your favorite festivals. Our education is created together with key professionals who carry out our values in sustainable and innovative organization as well as originality.
“It was very educational and it is a great opportunity to make a lot of interesting contacts in the Dance Industry! Five star plus for Our House Academy and their courses.”
Create an original concept and organize your own club night, rave or festival
Use your your increased network in the Dance & Event Industry to find jobs and opportunities
Have a clear view on the various roles within the event and music scene, and understand the jargon