I studied cultural studies as well as communication and media studies at the Universität Leipzig. Since 2000, I have worked as a board member in various local and international cultural associations such as the Leipziger Hörspielsommer, the Kunstverein Leipzig, and the artist-in-residence program “blumen.” I have worked and studied in England, Tanzania, and China. From 2007 to 2009, I worked for two years at the Universität Leipzig, where I developed and implemented a fund-raising strategy for the university’s 600-year anniversary.
As Robert Bosch Cultural Manager between 2010 and 2012, I developed an artist-in-residency program in Eastern Slovakia within the context of the European Capital of Culture.
Since returning to Germany in 2012, I have been working as a freelance cultural manager with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. My projects include work for the Robert Bosch Stiftung and for Košice 2013 – European Capital of Culture. I am alumni representative for the program "Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in Central- and Eastern Europe".
Activities & Affiliation:
Freelance cultural manager and fundraiser for the German Central Library for the Blind
2001 - 2004
Moderator and co-organizer of the first poetry slams in Leipzig.
2007 - 2010
Board member of the cultural organizations and art association *blumen* and Kunstverein Leipzig, hosting international artists in Leipzig and developing national and international exhibitions and art projects.
2007 - 2009
Co-developing and implementing a fundraising strategy for the university’s 600-year anniversary with more than 100 business partners and more than 2.5 millions Euros in funding.
2010 - 2012
Developing and running an international artist-in-residence program in the context of the European Capital of Culture project. Inviting international artists for three-month stays in Košice and sending local partners to international partners. Developing artistic exchange and cooperation projects with partners in Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Moldova, Germany, France and Japan concerning artists` mobility (across the Schengen border).
2012 - 2013
Gallery manager of the artist-run gallery in the Spinnerei in Leipzig with 14 artists, up to 10 exhibitions per year and several international projects
International art festival in Leipzig on urban development and the reclaiming of public space.
International project on artist mobility in cooperation with cultural organizations from Wroclaw (Poland), Brno (Czech Republic), Pecs (Hungary) and Chisinau (Moldova) including residencies, workshops, a traveling exhibition and an international conference.
2010 - 2012
Several international residency projects such as exhibitions, workshops, presentations, open studios, publishing of books etc.
120 cultural managers and professionals from Germany, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, from Russia and the Arabic countries came together for a meeting in Košice for the international Robert Bosch Cultural Manager network meeting to discuss and develop a new network of professional cultural managers – the ROBERT BOSCH CULTURAL MANAGER NETWORK.
Talks & Publications:
One- or two-day seminars at Leipzig University on fundraising, international cultural management, and international cultural financing
Panel discussion on cross-Schengen cooperations and possibilities for a new network with cultural professionals from both sides of the Schengen border
Network representative of the Robert Bosch Cultural Managers. The network represents around 250 cultural managers from Germany as well as Central- and Eastern Europe.
Artist mobility, Central and Eastern Europe, cross-Schengen cultural exchange and cooperations, artist-in-residency-program, Capital of Culture projects, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic