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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Jessica Laignel
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The commons
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Elene Chechelashvili
Cross-sector collaboration, Cultural exchange
Crafts, Fashion, Festival, Film & Cinema, Interdisciplinary, Literature, Music, Physical Theatre, Visual arts
Georgia, Germany, Switzerland
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Elene Chechelashvili graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Art (Textile design) and the Ilia Tschawtschawadse State University (German studies) and studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. As an artist and organizer, she has participated in artistic and cultural projects in Georgia, Germany and Austria. She has worked as projekt organizer and co-curator for the Georgian Culture Days in Germany 2008. This event took place thanks to the support of the following organizations: City of Frankfurt, Ministry of Culture and Sports of Georgia, Hessian Ministry of Culture, City of Marburg, Deutsche Bank.
In 2010-2011 she has worked for the regional initiative “Culture and Development” at the Goethe-Institut Tbilissi for two years, for Georgia and South Caucasus, Russia and Uzbekistan. As part of this initiative, she organized training, exhibitions and workshops in the following areas: climate and culture, cultural manager training and Publisher training.
In 2011-2012 as a scholarship holder of the “Robert Bosch Stiftung’s” program “Cultural Managers from Central and Eastern Europe”, she has organized a festival “Georgien 3mal anders” in cooperation with "Literaturhaus München“ and “Münchner Künstlerhaus”. In the fields of literature, art and music, she presented an excerpt from the current Georgian art and culture scene from a new perspective.
In 2013 she got married and became the mother of two children. Together with her family she lives and works in Zurich as a freelance cultural manager, translator and textile artist.
Since 2017 among other things she has been initiating and organizing events as part of the European Week in various art forms and event formats, with the participation of Georgian art and cultural representatives in cooperation with the cultural center “Die Fabrik/Kulturwerk Frankfurt”. Project partners and sponsors: Hessian State Chancellery, City Frankfurt, Mediacampus Frankfurt, Edition Fototapeta, Berlin, Georgian National Book Center, Diogene publishing house Tbilisi

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Bernd Böttcher
Literature
Germany
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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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Wiebke Stadler
Cross-Sector, Cross-sector collaboration, Empowerment, Environment, Mindfulness, Participation & Active citizenship, Personal leadership, Sustainability
Contemporary arts, Education
Germany
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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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Axel Halling
Literature
Germany
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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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Christian Gracza
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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
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Actress, theatre teacher, international and intercultural projects as co-art director of Teatro dell'Argine (Italy)

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Catharina Sligting
Cultural exchange, Environment, Sustainability
Community arts, Festival, Music, Performance, Public Space
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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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Mohamed El Kajjouny
Organisational development, Personal leadership, Youth & Children
Education, Festival, Heritage, Media, Street Theatre, Theatre, Youth
Morocco
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Mario Lukajic
Urban development
Theatre
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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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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Vilma Dzienaite
Political engagement
Music
Germany
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I am a freelance cultural manager from Vilnius, Lithuania, currently based in Mannheim, Germany.

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Antje Sachs
Elderly cititzens, Health, Youth & Children
Architecture, Education, Multidisciplinarity
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Timon Perabo
Civic rights & Activisim, Community development, Cultural exchange, Discrimination, Migration
Education
Germany
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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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Karin Rolle-Bechler
Literature
Germany
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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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Khaled Bouzidi
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Silvia Giordano
Cross-sector collaboration, Cultural exchange, Global & Local, Persons with disabilities, Youth & Children
Education, Festival, Performance, Theatre, Youth
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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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Anna Makri
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Bianca Herlo
Community development
Design
Germany
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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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Sibylla Vričić Hausmann
European Capital of Culture
Education
Germany
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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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