Matic Gajšek is a international cultural manager and researcher, with a focus on development of strategic projects intertwining culture, innovation and cultural diplomacy. His wide range of experience includes working with international orchestras, talent agencies and artists. From 2018 until 2021, Matic has been the director of Hestia Art, arts studio managing projects of Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing.
In 2021, Matic joined the Brussels think-tank Europe – Asia Center as Deputy Director. He is lecturing at Breda University of Applied Sciences (NL) and as a doctoral researcher at Tilburg University (NL) researches the topic of “rural creative placemaking”.
He is also the founding director of Hisa Podlog, a pioneering cultural residency space in rural Slovenia.