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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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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Bernd Böttcher
Literature
Germany
About me:

Cultural studies at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), focus on literature and history of Central and Eastern Europe, internships and studies abroad in Poland;
Personal interests in Central European history, history policies, and transformation politics;
As a cultural manager at Chernivtsi Bukovina Center (Ukraine), I focused on literature, photography, and music as evidence of current and historic transition processes in Western Ukraine.

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Vicky Holliday
Cross-sector collaboration, Participation & Active citizenship
Community arts, Festival, Multidisciplinarity
About me:

Growing up I used put on shows with my friends on our street in the school holidays and I've not stopped. I developed a passion for creating magical events that bring people together and a commitment to working with people to co-produce and co-commission relevant art.

I’ve worked regionally and nationally; in participation and outreach roles for Peshkar Productions, Theatre Centre, and artsdepot and on national strategic initiatives including the Young People’s Participatory Theatre programme and the Find Your Talent ensuring young people are heard at the highest level.

In 2014 I joined the team setting up Creative Scene and am responsible for developing long term relationships between local communities, artists and arts organisations, creating opportunities for people to see, hear and take part in the arts. Alongside this I am currently setting up a new organisation focused on encouraging more women and girls into STEAM subjects and careers.

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Tímea Szőke
Community development, Cross-sector collaboration, Cultural exchange
Community arts, Dance, Interdisciplinary, Performance, Public Space, Theatre, Visual arts
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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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Mario Lukajic
Urban development
Theatre
Bosnia and Herzegovina
About me:

Mario Lukajić is an cultural manager and actor based in Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, also cooperate with cultural organizations in Balkan. Previously studied at Academy of arts in Banjaluka and received a BA diploma in acting. 2010. Holds MA diploma in cultural policy and management from University of Arts in Belgrade (Serbia). Co-founder of Gradsko pozorište Jazavac (City theatre Jazavac,www.gpj.ba ).

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Yvonne Meyer
Cross-sector collaboration, Cultural exchange, Participation & Active citizenship, Urban development
Multidisciplinarity
Germany, Poland
About me:

I work as a freelance cultural manager and trainer for start-ups in culture and creative industries. My academic studies comprised Theatre and Western Slavic languages.
In the years 2006–2009, I was a program manager within the Robert Bosch Cultural Manager program. For the Borussia Foundation in Olsztyn, Poland, I was responsible for the adaption of a Jewish Bet Tahara into the Centre of Intercultural Dialogue DOM MENDELSOHNA.
2014/2015 I was the head project manager for »Culture | place.positioning«, an international conference and festival by the independent cultural scene in Leipzig. Based on this I started to develop formats for thinking about interfaces of cultural politics and civic education.
I design and realize international projects in culture and education, whilst my special interests lie in cross-sector co-operations. In the framework of the RBCMN, beyond others, I initiated a series of international workshops for NGOs revitalizing and adapting unused spaces – »Structures | Spaces | Regions« (2013), »Open spaces – Culture, Economy, Administration« (2015), and »Open spaces – open society« (2016).
I live with my family in Leipzig.

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Bettina Lehmann
Cross-sector collaboration, Participation & Active citizenship
Contemporary arts, Dance, Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinarity, Performance, Visual arts
Germany
About me:

I initiate, develop and coordinate projects in the realms of visual and performing arts, contemporary dance and music, knowledge production and all possible hybrids. My professional practice is informed by my great curiosity in all things human and their expression in various artistic forms.
I have gained working experience in various cultural institutions in different countries. My knowledge of languages and capacity of quick adaptation help me to act successfully as coordinator and mediator in diverse contexts.

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Sibylla Vričić Hausmann
European Capital of Culture
Education
Germany
About me:

Sibylla studied Literary Science in Münster and Berlin. As a student, she gained interest in Southeastern Europe and started to learn about the social and cultural past and present of the region, especially the "Ex-Yugoslavian" states.

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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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Eszter Tóth
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Frauke Wetzel
Community development
Interactive communication
Germany
About me:

I worked as cultural manager at the Collegium Bohemicum in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic from 2007 to 2009. After that I worked as public relations officer at the Czech-German Culture Days, at the Brücke/Most Foundation in Dresden. Right now I am working on my dissertation on symbolic acquisition and finding identity in the Bohemian-German border area after 1945 until today.

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Oliver Pinchbeck
Community development, Cross-sector collaboration
Circus, Contemporary arts, Dance, Interdisciplinary, Performance
Germany
About me:

A project manger turned street-performer, I decided in 2015 to devote my skills towards helping young artists develop.

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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
About me:

Actress, theatre teacher, international and intercultural projects as co-art director of Teatro dell'Argine (Italy)

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Bernd Janning
Urban development
Literature
Germany
About me:

Since 2014, he has been a PR and project manager at "Social Impact - Agency for Social Innovations" in Berlin. From 2012 to 2013, he worked as a project manager at the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) in Vienna. From 2010 until 2012, he was Robert Bosch Cultural Manager at the International Elias Canetti Society in Ruse, Bulgaria.

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Silke Wittig
Community development, Cross-sector collaboration, Cultural exchange, Environment, Political engagement
Contemporary arts, Education, Interdisciplinary, Visual arts
Germany, Greece
About me:

Silke Wittig is a freelance curator, writer and art mediator based in Athens and Berlin. She studied Photography and Digital Media with Stan Douglas and Hito Steyerl at the University of the Arts in Berlin and at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts at Paris. From 2010 to 2012 she worked as Robert Bosch cultural manager at the NGO LOJA in Tetovo / North Macedonia. Since 2008 she has been working at the art institution Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Berlin, both at the video art collection Video-Forum (2008–2010), as Head of Communication and Public Program (2012–2016) and currently as curator and editor. She recently worked as art mediator for Goethe Institute, Big Olive and documenta14 in Athens, and as project coordinator for the NGO COMM’ON in Athens. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Harun Farocki – Über die Entgrenzung der Arbeit (Goethe Institute Bucharest, 2019); Images. Gestures. Memories. (Deutsches Kulturzentrum Timisoara, 2018); Matters of State (Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague, 2018); Privately – Quiet ODD (ODD, Bucharest, 2017); What it could look like (KRIK Festival / Čifte Hammam, Skopje, 2016); Thu Van Tran – Échange de présents (n.b.k., 2016); Where Are We Now (n.b.k., 2016); Yet Another Haunted Image (Brno House of Arts, 2013); The City Will Recall (Ministry for Culture, Archangelsk, 2013); Initiated by… (Institute for the Future, Minsk, 2012); Split Screens & Snow Flakes (Note On, Berlin, 2012). Her texts have recently appeared a. o. in: Videoarchiv (2017); Nordstern Videokunstzentrum (2016); Where Are We Now (2016); Ciprian Mureşan. Of Puppets and Humans (2015); History is a Warm Gun (2015); The Unanswered Question – Iskele 2 (2014); Give Us The Future (2014).

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Bianca Herlo
Community development
Design
Germany
About me:

Bianca studied social communication at the University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin with a focus on audiovisual media. She has worked as a freelancer for TV productions, a lecturer in new media, a media designer and a cultural and research manager.

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Radmila Krstajic
Cultural exchange
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Wiebke Stadler
Cross-Sector, Cross-sector collaboration, Empowerment, Environment, Mindfulness, Participation & Active citizenship, Personal leadership, Sustainability
Contemporary arts, Education
Germany
About me:

Wiebke Stadler was working as Robert Bosch cultural manager from 2009 till 2011 in Skopje, Macedonia for the NGO Kontrapunkt. She is currently working as leading curator "discourse & society" for the foundation Nantesbuch. The foundation Nantesbuch, based in the alpine fotthills close to munich, fosters arts and nature as a source to develop responsible thinking and practice.

previously she worked as project manager in the field of arts education for the foundation Mercator. After her stay in Macedonia she worked for one year as a member of the curatorial team of MS Dockville Kunstcamp in Hamburg and meanwhile co-initiated the international online discussion platform www.kuma-talks.eu

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Hajnal Szolga
Media
Hungary
About me:

Hajnal Szolga is cultural manager, curator, designer and activist. She lives in Pécs and Budapest (HU).She obtained her M.A. in Philosophy and in Communication and Media Sciences at the University in Pécs and studied European Ethnology at Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2004 she co-founded SosemArt Association, a non-profit cultural organisation based in Pécs, which provides management for artists, operates as a publisher, and an event organiser.

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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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Marta Skłodowska
Community development
Contemporary arts
About me:

Art historian, curator, writer.

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