Emelie de Jong

Programme Director and member of the Management Board of ARTE G.E.I.E.

Emelie de Jong, ARTE-Programmdirektorin

Emelie de Jong © Paul Blind

Born in 1964 in New York, USA

Dutch and American nationalities


Professional experience

ARTE G.E.I.E., Strasbourg

  • Programme Director and member of the Management Board (since 2022)

ARTE France, Issy-les-Moulineaux

  • Director of the Arts and Performing Arts Unit (September 2011 – December 2021)
  • Deputy Director for Culture, Culture and Performing Arts Unit (2008 – 2011)
  • Programme Officer, Cultural News Unit (2003 – 2008)
  • Programme Officer, Performing Arts Unit (1998 – 2003)
  • Editorial Assistant, Press Office and Performing Arts Unit (1994 – 1998)


1987 – 1994: Various roles: editorial copywriting, translating, teaching for Radio France, ProQuartet, Institut Athènes…



Sciences Po, Paris: DEA, Cultural History, 1994

Paris IV Sorbonne: Master’s degree in musicology, 1992

Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris: Graduate (piano) 1990

Master class with the conductor Sergiu Celibidache (several years)

Bennington College, Vermont (USA): Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Literature and Composition, 1985



Trilingual English-French-Dutch, fluent German


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13 January 2022