Working-method information

Dominique Citroen worked as a professional harpsichordist in many renowned Dutch ensembles and orchestras. In 1995 she started to develop her interest in the business aspect of the music industry. Nowadays she dedicates herself full time to her own consultancy. Next to giving fundraising workshops, she develops educational projects, co-ordinates applications for subsidies for and by producers, she mediates, advices and gives career guidance. She represents the well -known Dutch jazz pianist Peter Beets in national and international concerts and events since the beginning of 2014. (www.peterbeets.com).

Experience

The number of clients at ‘Citroen Consultancy for The Performing Arts’ has grown significantly over the last couple of years. DC consults artists in all kinds of disciplines. She accepts invitations to teach, advises and mediates for organizations such as Sena, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Utrecht Culturele Zaken, Residentie Orkest, MCO, InHolland and Conservatorium Amsterdam. She advises artists, entrepreneurs in small businesses and individuals who need advice in their career planning or any other form of support. She lectures and gives workshops on entrepreneurship and fundraising on a regular base.

Advising
Over the years I have accumulated an extensive network, which can benefit my clients. I also incorporate my long experience in mediation and consulting.

Intake

During the initial intake, we explore the needs of the client. Using my knowledge, my experience and my ‘gut’ feeling we will make a plan, an outline of how to proceed. Even in the darkest scenarios, I use a positive approach. I always explore possibilities for a constructive approach, no matter what problem(s) the client is confronting.

Career coaching

Career coaching is the process of looking for possibilities, together with the client, using the client’s network and making connections within this network. Utilizing my extensive experience, both as a performing artist, as well as my work within the business aspect of the performing arts, I am well equipped to consult and advice people who want a career in this field. The network, I carefully built over the years, can als be of great use.With a positive approach I stimulate my clients to find within themselves what it is they really want, using their talent and potential.