Lothar Casteleyn has been expert in culture and heritage at IDEA Consult since March 2022.
For the past twenty years, Lothar has been active within the cultural fabric of Bruges: from Bruges 2002, Cultural Capital of Europe, via Museums Bruges and the Heritage Unit Bruges to the Cultural Policy Unit, where he was until recently Staff Member for Policy & Support. As a result, he is thoroughly familiar with the concrete implementation of an urban cultural policy in the broadest sense (arts, cultural heritage, supra-local...) and the connection with the Flemish policy frameworks.
As an expert, he was also closely involved in advising on subsidies within the Department of Culture, Youth and Media of the Flemish Government. Since 2020, he has been an independent expert on the Arts and Heritage Sector Council of the SARC (Strategic Advisory Council on Culture).