Meet our members

The Cultural Managers Network consists of around 200 cultural managers from Europe and the Middle East and North Africa. Here you can find their profiles and get an idea of their work.
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Ariane Jedlitschka
Empowerment, Participation & Active citizenship, Urban development
Community arts
About me:

Ariane Jedlitschka is Co-funder and Director of the NGO Helden wider Willen in Leipzig, promoting social skills in artistic, educational and cultural projects. Ariane has expertise in European projects particularly in artistic and curatorial practice, management, research and training.
In 2006 she co-founded the media art space EEG (Essential Existence Gallery) in Westwerk Leipzig. www.eexistence.de This project was heavily influenced by her experience as an arts educator at the Contemporary Art Foundation HALLE 14 in the Alte Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig, as well as the open educational movement. Due to gentrification of her work and living area, the processes of co-creation and cross-sectoral collaboration in neighbourhood communities became the center of her activities. In order to establish an international network to foster community building, she founded the HONORARY HOTEL - a mobile toolkit to welcome newcomers. Once a year the help* festival takes place in Leipzig to exchange tools and connect people’s activities. www.tandemforculture.org/stories/build-your-community/

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Axel Halling
Civic rights & Activisim, Community development, Cultural exchange, Empowerment, European Capital of Culture, Global & Local, Participation & Active citizenship, Urban development
Comics, Community arts, Contemporary arts, Interdisciplinary, Literature, Public Space, Story-telling
Austria, Georgia, Germany, Hungary
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Virag Major
Sustainability
Contemporary arts, Interdisciplinary, Visual arts
Germany, Hungary
About me:

Virág Major is an independent curator and cultural manager based in Berlin. She has worked internationally in the field of visual arts, from gallery assistance in contemporary galleries, through project management for the Contemporary Architecture Center in Budapest and an inspiring year working for the Curatorial Department of dOCUMENTA(13), to the Cultural Manager position of the Vasarely Museum - Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. In her projects her interests lay in (art) education, developing empowering, non-formal formats for learning, as well as participative, processual, pratical as well as discoursive approaches. Especially passionate about artistic strategies engaged in agriculture and subsistence, she edited the publication Reap and Sow interlinking agricultural art practices and utopistic thinking. Her current projects are ART MATTERS, looking into artistic practices in post-migrant societies, The School of Free Printing and DemoLab, a non-formal artistic-civic educational project in Hungary based on methods of refompedagogist Célestin Freinet. She is representative and board member of the Robert Bosch Cultural Managers Network and pursuing postgradual studies in curating at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig.

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Christine Rahn
Cultural exchange
Contemporary arts, Education
About me:

Hi there, here wishs to join another alumna from the RBCM programme in Central & Southeastern Europe.

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Karin Rolle-Bechler
Literature
Germany
About me:

Karin Rolle-Bechler is a cultural producer and project manager with a focus on cultural policy and international collaboration in the arts. She has completed her MA in Cultural Studies, Art History and Slavic Studies at University of Leipzig, Germany, including study visits at University of California Davis, US, and Charles University Prague. Upon completing her studies, she turned her attention towards Southeast Europe.

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Refik Akyuz
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Veronika Lajer
Urban development
Architecture
Hungary
About me:

Veronika Lájer (1979) is an art historian and graduated Phd-Student (2012) from Budapest, Hungary. She is complating her thesis is on the "Oeuvre of Ludwig Rauscher (1845-1914)" - an important German-Hungarian architect, graphic artist and professor of 'arts and crafts'. Her thesis based on the the topics of urban art and architecture, art education, neo-renaissance and modern art history in Eastern and Western Europe.
She is also an educated communicator, specialized in radio-journalism and education. She worked as cultural program coordinator at the Ludwig Museum - Museum for Contemporary Art, Budapest (2005-2008). And she was also a curator and head of the suburb project room, LudwigInzert of the Museum (2010-2011). She is interested in intercultural; social-political and critical projects with artist in residence.

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Axel Halling
Literature
Germany
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East European Studies, East & Southeast European History at FU Berlin, Hungarian Studies at HU Berlin at INALCO and Sorbonne Nouvelle IV Paris and at ELTE Budapest. From 1996-2007 in cultural exchange between mainly Hungary & Germany, f.ex. at the Hungarian Cultural Institut Berlin & as Robert Bosch Cultural Manager in Pėcs (2004-7).

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Julia Ovcharenko
Media
Ukraine
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Ksenija Cockova
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Jessica Laignel
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LORENZA SALATI
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Evi Scheller
Architecture
Austria
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In the frame of the Robert Bosch Cultural Managers program Evi was working at the Brno House of Art (Dům umění města Brna) for one year (2010-2011). The Brno House of Art is the City`s Kunsthalle and has been an integral part of Brno's cultural life for over 100 years. Besides its exhibitions, the Brno House of Arts offers a regular off-program with readings, concerts, lectures and artist talks and also operates in public space (festival „Brno Art Open“).

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Anastasia Marukhina
Visual arts
Russia
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Juliane Rahn
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Radmila Krstajic
Cultural exchange
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Kotryna Valiukeviciute
Cross-Sector, Environment, Organisational development
Architecture, Public Space
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Coming soon info about me

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Antje Kohlrusch
Community arts
Germany
About me:

Antje is a communication and project manager, studied German and Finnish-Ugric philology and sociology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (M.A.) as well as cultural management (Master). Among other positions, she has worked as a communication manager at MitOst e.V. (Berlin), as a publishing house editor, and as a project leader for the first years of the Luther decade and the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation in the project office “Luther 2017” in Wittenberg.

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Astrid Thews
Community development, Organisational development
Education, Public Space, Youth
Germany
About me:

As freelance cultural manager, facilitator and systemic organizational development consultant, I am involved with various civic and cultural projects and organizations in Germany, Egypt and other countries in the MENA region. In 2011, I co-founded the Cairo-based organization Mahatat for contemporary art. As voluntary commitments, I was representative of the Robert Bosch Cultural Managers Network in 2016 and 2017 and currently am a board member of TraumWerkStadt e.V. I am passionate about fostering an open society and creating spaces for encounter and learning.

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Anton Sienknecht
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Micaela Casalboni
Community development, Cross-Sector, Cultural exchange, Empowerment, Global & Local, Participation & Active citizenship, Youth & Children
Community arts, Education, Interdisciplinary, Theatre, Youth
Italy
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Actress, theatre teacher, international and intercultural projects as co-art director of Teatro dell'Argine (Italy)

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Mohamed El Kajjouny
Organisational development, Personal leadership, Youth & Children
Education, Festival, Heritage, Media, Street Theatre, Theatre, Youth
Morocco
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