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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Khaled Bouzidi
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Christian Gracza
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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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Christian Salman
European Capital of Culture
Interactive communication
Egypt
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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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Gwendolenn Sharp
Environment
Music
France
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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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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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Stefanie Hübner
Cultural exchange
Literature
Germany
About me:

Stefanie Hübner managed the arts and culture department within the International Elias Canetti Society in Ruse (Bulgaria) from 2008 to 2010.

After returning to Germany she worked as Cultural Education Consultant at the Cultural Office North Rhine-Westphalia in Gütersloh. In addition to her executive and coordinating function for several projects in the fields of children’s and youth education, she worked on committees deciding on the sponsorship and promotion of youth theatre as well as for artistic projects in schools.

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Nita Hasani
Cultural exchange
Theatre
Kosovo
About me:

currentProject Manager at Qendra Multimedia in Pristina, Kosovo
2011 - 2012Robert Bosch Cultural Manager at the Alte Feuerwache Mannheim in Germany http://www.altefeuerwache.com/
2010 - 2011Assistant Culture Manager at Qendra Multimedia, Pristina, Kosovo

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Susan Lahesalu
Organisational development, Participation & Active citizenship, Sustainability, Youth & Children
Music, Performance
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Moez Mrabet
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Kotryna Valiukeviciute
Cross-Sector, Environment, Organisational development
Architecture, Public Space
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Anton Sienknecht
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Andra Vaida
Cultural exchange, Sustainability
Crafts, Heritage, Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinarity
Germany, Romania
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Radmila Krstajic
Cultural exchange
Contemporary arts
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sarahTest
Civic rights & Activisim
Architecture
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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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Anastasia Marukhina
Visual arts
Russia
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Ulrike Plüschke
Interactive communication
Germany
About me:

Ulrike Plüschke worked as a Robert Bosch Cultural Manager at the Edith Stein Haus in Wroclaw, Poland from 2006-2009, where she directed the program department of the Edith Stein Society. She further developed the Edith Stein Haus as the center for cultural dialogue and prepared for the transfer of the program department to a new Polish successor. She instituted international meetings, German-Polish networking initiatives, projects for intercultural and historical education as well as cultural events.

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Sarah Herke
Performance, Story-telling
Germany
About me:

Bringing together actors from the cultural sector since ten years, I am happy to be part of this great network. I work for MitOst e.V. as Head of Department "Cultural Exchange".

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Silvia Giordano
Cross-sector collaboration, Cultural exchange, Global & Local, Persons with disabilities, Youth & Children
Education, Festival, Performance, Theatre, Youth
About me:

Fond of performing arts, foreign languages and literatures graduate, international cooperation&human rights post-graduate, I spent my studies in France and in Australia, where I could examine topics connected to the studies of the Aboriginal Peoples. Besides, I have been dealing with theatre and non-formal education in ERASMUS+ projects, while working with different theatre companies as a performer and an organizer. I worked as a project manager and social media assistant for an NGO with cooperation projects in South America for two years while working as a part-time English teacher in a secondary school. Since December 2015 I've been international producer for the TYA company Teatro Prova, where I could develop intercultural relations and artistic project planning skills. In particular, thanks to the experience raised in the last few years, she engaged in intercultural mediation, project managing in many artistic fields (theatre for young audiences and young children, disability, technology etc.), developing public relations in order to enhance common aims and to trace out relevant languages in a constant creative perspective. I was cultural manager in the framework of "Tandemforculture" programme with an Egyptian Theatre Company whereas in Italy I dealt with guest companies, programming, co-producing. I've been also coordinator of the first edition of "Lo Sguardo del Gatto" Festival dedicated to Theatre and Inclusion in Bergamo (San Paolo d'Argon).

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Alexander Besch
Cultural exchange
Education
Egypt
About me:

I graduated with degrees in Political Science, Islamic Studies, and Economics from the University of Hamburg in 2009 with a thesis about external support for transformation in Egypt.

I became familiar with Egypt during my studies. An internship at the German Embassy in Cairo gave me my first experience in implementing cultural projects.

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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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