Dutch award-winning Entrepreneur Joëlle Dinnage, “inspirational businesswoman” and International Art Dealer. She first showed her business skills at the age of thirteen when she successfully started selling Art and has since continued an ambitious road to success. After graduating at the Saint Lucas Art Academy (Netherlands) winning the young business “Entrepreneur Award” broadcasted on television, she swiftly made her move to London, where she got to grips with the core selling environment in London’s business district.
Achieving a series of sales breakthroughs, her career path led Joëlle to Oxford where she was offered a ‘Creative Marketing Executive’ role at Seacourt Limited. Co-Founding an e-commerce sister-company for the business, which also enabled her to meet Queen Elizabeth II due to exceptional performances by the company that received two Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development whilst she was working there.
In 2010 Joëlle started her first business and launched online art gallery ‘The Funky Art Gallery’ focused on the Urban and Graffiti art. After an interview broadcasted worldwide, the gallery became the Google page 1 ranking for ‘Cool Art’ in UK and US – a major achievement!
After the successful and rapid growth of her first business she joined forces with Barcelona Entrepreneur Natal Vallvé. Sharing the same dream and the same passion, together they founded the ‘Global Art Agency’ in 2011. Starting as an art event organiser based in Oxford, the GAA Ltd now has expanded with offices in London and Dubai, and is one of the fastest growing international art platforms, with large events in cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Vienna, Rotterdam, Oxford, Tokyo, and Miami.
The Global Art Agency were nominated by Investor Allstars for the ‘Sferiq Award for Digital Innovation in Art’, also shortlisted for the Oxfordshire Business Awards ‘Culture & Tourism Award’, and shortlisted in the top 30 of the Virgin Media Business VOOM Awards with their pitch to Richard Branson.
Joëlle has been a Curator for the Florence Biennial, and she has also been a Curator for Playboy London. In January 2015 Joëlle opened another gallery “InVogue Art Gallery” with their launch in London Mayfair. And since December 2015 she has been an Art & Collectibles Expert for WorldGuide.
Joëlle is a philanthropist. In 2012 she travelled to Tanzania to help the orphanage of ‘Bwejuu’ bringing gifts personally to the orphans on Xmas day and spend the day together. In February 2014 her company went over to the orphanage ‘Save Blessing Child Home’ in Kathmandu to educate and organise art classes for the orphans. In 2015 she raised £ 6000 GBP together with ‘Act Against Ebola’ at the Blenheim Palace Charity Gala for ‘Doctors without Borders’. This year she is raising money for Cancer Research. Read more.
Joëlle has won several awards and accreditations:
‘Young Achiever of the Year 2017’ – First Women Awards, Finalist
‘Entrepreneur of the year 2017’ – Venus Awards, Nominated
‘Women of the Future Award 2016’ – Art & Culture, Shortlisted
‘Entrepreneur of the year 2016’ – Investor Allstars, Finalist
‘Female Entrepreneur 2015’ – Stevie Awards, Silver Winner
‘Oxfordshire Young Business Person 2015’ – Nominated
‘Women in Business Awards 2014’ – Rising Star, Shortlisted
‘Sferiq Award Innovation in Art’ – Investor Allstars, Nominated
‘Inspirational Businesswoman 2013’ – Woman in Trade UK
‘Top Female Entrepreneur’ – Small Business Heroes
‘Entrepreneur Award’ – MINI Enterprise, Amsterdam