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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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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Elisa Pifferi
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Senta Höfer
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Shota Bukoshi
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Max Mustermann
Empowerment
Community arts
Afghanistan
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LORENZA SALATI
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Christian Gracza
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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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Lidija Pisker
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Anastasia Marukhina
Visual arts
Russia
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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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Elene Chechelashvili
Cross-sector collaboration, Cultural exchange
Crafts, Fashion, Festival, Film & Cinema, Interdisciplinary, Literature, Music, Physical Theatre, Visual arts
Georgia, Germany, Switzerland
About me:

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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Radmila Krstajic
Cultural exchange
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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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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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Axel Halling
Civic rights & Activisim, Community development, Cultural exchange, Empowerment, European Capital of Culture, Global & Local, Participation & Active citizenship, Urban development
Comics, Community arts, Contemporary arts, Interdisciplinary, Literature, Public Space, Story-telling
Austria, Georgia, Germany, Hungary
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Moez Mrabet
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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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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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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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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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Katja Beck Kos
Community development
Community arts
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