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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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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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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Lidija Pisker
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Julia Ovcharenko
Media
Ukraine
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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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Ksenija Cockova
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Ludwig Henne
European Capital of Culture
Contemporary arts
Germany
About me:

I studied cultural studies as well as communication and media studies at the Universität Leipzig. Since 2000, I have worked as a board member in various local and international cultural associations such as the Leipziger Hörspielsommer, the Kunstverein Leipzig, and the artist-in-residence program “blumen.” I have worked and studied in England, Tanzania, and China. From 2007 to 2009, I worked for two years at the Universität Leipzig, where I developed and implemented a fund-raising strategy for the university’s 600-year anniversary.

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Marta Klepo
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Slávka Rude-Porubska
Cultural exchange
Literature
Germany, Slovakia
About me:

Slávka Rude-Porubská studied German Studies, Slavic Studies and Journalism at Nitra, Odense and Regensburg. After finishing her PhD in Books Studies she currently works as lecturer and assistant professor at the LMU Munich as well as a freelance literary translator, editor, journalist and web editor.

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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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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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Mohamed El Kajjouny
Organisational development, Personal leadership, Youth & Children
Education, Festival, Heritage, Media, Street Theatre, Theatre, Youth
Morocco
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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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Elisa Pifferi
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Anastasia Marukhina
Visual arts
Russia
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Róisín Stack
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sarahTest
Civic rights & Activisim
Architecture
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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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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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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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Radmila Krstajic
Cultural exchange
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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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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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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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