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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Joanna Szlauderbach
Cross-Sector, Cross-sector collaboration, Cultural exchange, Organisational development
Festival, Interactive communication, Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinarity, Story-telling, Visual arts
About me:

I work at the intersection of New Technologies X Arts X Science X Society & Entrepreneurship.

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Sarah Herke
Interdisciplinary
Germany
About me:

Bringing together actors from the cultural sector since thirteen 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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Lidija Pisker
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Axel Halling
Literature
Germany
About me:

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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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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Mxolisi Sonti
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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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Angela Verweyen
Community development
Interactive communication
Germany
About me:

studied Arabic Studies, Political Science, and Islamic Studies. After graduating, I worked for AFS Intercultural Programs for two and a half years and coordinated the programs between Germany and the African countries. I have also organized several seminars on intercultural communication for AFS.

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Bistra Ivanova
Civic rights & Activisim, Community development, Cultural exchange, Discrimination, Empowerment, Migration
Community arts
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Róisín Stack
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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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Malgorzata Sroka
Literature
Poland
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Moez Mrabet
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Katja Beck Kos
Community development
Community arts
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Andra Vaida
Cultural exchange, Sustainability
Crafts, Heritage, Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinarity
Germany, Romania
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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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EVA GARTNEROVÁ
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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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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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LORENZA SALATI
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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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Marta Klepo
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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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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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