Common Ground Common Sense is the group of professionals you call when you are looking for an ‘out of the box’ solution. A stable of uniquely experience people from the European Capital of Culture 2018 organisation who do things differently.

As the client’s creative extra hand, we offer original perspectives on complex challenges and pragmatic solutions to socially relevant issues. Sincerely. For the commons.

No bullshit bingo, but working on the commons with a creative mind.

Europe

Strong European cooperation is necessary for peace and prosperity. People, animals and nature all benefit from it. We are therefore working with several European capitals of culture for a better connected Europe.

Heritage

Heritage tells the story of where we come from, it contributes to who we are and it inspires us for the future. Heritage can only be preserved if we make it relevant to today. This is what drives us.

The Earth

Name the environmental issue - soil depletion, plastic soup, energy transformation… The need to organise our daily life differently is indisputable. We contribute to this by supporting social enterprises.

Society

Social cohesion in villages and towns is essential for well-being. We are working on projects that strengthen this social cohesion. And doing this through special cultural interventions and social projects.

Cultural climate

Because we know the contribution of culture to the economy, to well-being and to health we are making connections to it. We believe that a vibrant cultural climate has, above all else, a value in and of itself. That is why we support the artists and the organisations that underpin our culture.

Area

The area we live in affects us as humans. Our arts background offers a whole new perspective on area/district development. We help clients find the identity of an area and, knowing this, help them to design buildings. 

Our team

Oeds Westerhof
CEO
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Immie Jonkman
business & production
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Sjoerd Wagenaar
creative director
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Suzanne Peeters
office manager
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Ivo Lochtenberg
process & organization
Gina Kamsma
law & governance
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Gerrie Visser
fundraising
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Rikkert Kremer
governance & organization
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Wiesje Procee
copy & concept
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Jort Klarenbeek
communication
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Heleen Hofstra
business operations & hospitality
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Projects

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