Paul Boutsen works as a ‘producer and inspirator’ of cultural projects. He often chooses projects that require a cross section through various structures and that are rather complex and innovative.

Relevant projects

  • COALFACE, production and presentation label for photography and media on the identity of mining regions worldwide.
  • MINING & MORE, alternative regional exploration and tourism in the Mining Region, based on the experiences of witnesses and the authentic history of the coal mines.
  • CONTAINER001, a shipping container transformed into an art gallery has been touring Europe since 2014 to campaign for a creative rlole of industrial heritage in regional development.
  • COALMINE RE-CYCLING, producer for an artistic research by photographer Leo van der Kleij along the past-present-future line of resilience in the Western European mining areas.
  • DE KONING TE RIJK, feasibility study and production of a landscape image defining artwork by miner Stefan Elsen for the Zolder mine slagheap.
  • Publication: ‘Tijd voor Actie !?’, a plea for an activation of the mining heritage in Limburg as a developmental factor. Download here.
  • Kolenspoorfestival (coaltrack festival) 1998 and 2006
  • Funfair Paradiso. Unique old-fashioned funfair attractions ‘from before the war’. Perfect for decoration or attraction at events, festivals and corporate