Clarice Gargard joins the Supervisory Board of the Holland Festival

Clarice Gargard joins the Supervisory Board of the Holland Festival as of 1 October 2019. 

Clarice M.D. Gargard is a journalist, columnist, programme maker and a social advocate. She takes an active role in political and social themes relating to power structures and inclusive feminism. She is a radio and television programme maker for a wide range of local and national Dutch broadcasters, including Amsterdam's SALTO network and such Dutch stations as AT5, NTR and VARA. What's more, she writes a column for Dutch paper the NRC and covers resistance for the Correspondent. Ms Gargard regularly appears on such prominent Dutch current-events shows as Pauw, De Wereld Draait Door, de Nieuwe Maan, Dit is M and RTL Late Night. She is the co-founder of Lilith, a feminist media platform, as well as Cinnamon Amsterdam, a multidisciplinary arts collective previously housed in the Balie debate centre and Club Bitterzoet. She has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Connecting Differences Award in 2012, the You Go Girl Award (VIDM) in 2016, and the Joke Smit incentive prize in 2017. 

Clarice Gargard is also active as a social advocate for the broader community. In 2019 she is the Dutch UN Women's Representative and has given a speech about women's rights at the UN General Assembly.  

In 2018, an essay written by Gargard appeared in Zwart, a collection edited by Vamba Sherif and Ebissé Rouw. Her contribution was an excerpt from her soon-to-be-released book, Daughter of Dragons: When the hand that feeds you holds a weapon. This book delves into history, geopolitics, migration and society, and will be published by De Arbeiderpers in November 2019. March 2019 marked the release of her documentary, directed by Shamira Raphaela, called Daddy and the Warlord, about her family background and the Liberian civil wars. Gargard is also a member of the Board of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development. 

The Holland Festival is the leading performing arts festival in the Netherlands and is held annually in Amsterdam. The 73rd edition of the Holland Festival will take place in June 2020, under the leadership of general director Emily Ansenk.