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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Catharina Sligting
Cultural exchange, Environment, Sustainability
Community arts, Festival, Music, Performance, Public Space
About me:

Born in Amsterdam of Dutch origin, worked there as director of various cultural institutions and initiatives, mainly within a context of nature conservation, cultural development, and local & social inclusion. Since 2007 I live on a biodynamic farm in the rural mountainous area of Portugal. I created an NGO Association Dominio vale do Mondego, organising an annual art festival, artists´residencies and workshops, both on the farm and in the rural region. Boardmember of Mitost, member of IETM.

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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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Róisín Stack
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Katja Melzer
European Capital of Culture
Digital, Visual arts
Canada
About me:

Katja works as a curator and cultural project manager with focus on visual arts and creative collaboration.
She has completed her MA in Art History, Business Studies and Cultural Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. After her studies she received a scholarship by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service - to work at the Ludwig Museum for Contemporary Art in Budapest, followed by various positions in the non-profit and the commercial art sector in Berlin and Budapest.

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Max Mustermann
Empowerment
Community arts
Afghanistan
About me:

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Timon Perabo
Civic rights & Activisim, Community development, Cultural exchange, Discrimination, Migration
Education
Germany
About me:

Timon studied social and political sciences with a special interest in the transformation processes in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. As culture manager of the Robert Bosch Foundation he worked in Kosovo during the time it became independent. Main topics of his international cultural work in Kosovo were migration and culture of remembrance. He further persued these issues when returning to Berlin in 2009.

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Livia Rozsas
Community development
Digital
Hungary
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Carly Zimmerman
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Rasha Shaaban
Community development, Cultural exchange, Feminism
Community arts, Story-telling
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Evi Scheller
Architecture
Austria
About me:

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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Malgorzata Sroka
Literature
Poland
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Małgorzata Ćwikła
European Capital of Culture
Education
Poland
About me:

Małgorzata Ćwikła is a PhD student at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication (Universityof Krakow) where she is writing her dissertation about theatrical co-productions with special attention given to project management in the European performing arts. She worked as a curator and producer of cultural projects in Germany, Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Christian Gracza
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Fabien Stephan
Education
Germany
About me:

Fabien studied Political Science at the Universities of Tübingen, Sciences Po Paris and FU Berlin. He worked on several grass-root projects in Berlin before working at the German-French Youth Office as project-manager. He headed off to Romania for three years as Cultural Manager for the Institute for Foreign Relations and as fellow for the Robert Bosch Foundation's Program for Cultural Managers. He has worked the last two years for the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) to enhance cooperation and quality management in international higher education.

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Shota Bukoshi
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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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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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Adela Foldynova
European Capital of Culture
Public Space
Czech Republic
About me:

Currently, I work for a Prague-based organization called DOX Centre for Contemporary Art as a public program manager.
Until the end of 2015, I worked for Plzen European Capital of Culture 2015 as a project manager of the creative zone DEPO2015 (www.depo2015.cz ).
Until the end of 2013, I worked as a project manager at Košice European Capital of Culture 2013, Košice, Slovakia as a head of the international residency program facilitating mobility and exchange of artists. The program called K.A.I.R. Košice Artist in residence is focused on site specificity of created works which reflect the experience from staying in a new environment.

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Marta Skłodowska
Community development
Contemporary arts
About me:

Art historian, curator, writer.

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Vilma Dzienaite
Political engagement
Music
Germany
About me:

I am a freelance cultural manager from Vilnius, Lithuania, currently based in Mannheim, Germany.

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