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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Jana Elisa Falkenroth
Urban development
Film
Germany
About me:

Jana Elisa Falkenroth is a cultural manager from Berlin, Germany with interests in contemporary art, film, experimental theatre and the cultures of South Eastern Europe. She was awarded a 2-year scholarship for cultural managers in Eastern and South Eastern Europe by the Robert Bosch Foundation which she spent working with the NGO Drugo More in Rijeka, Croatia.

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Andra Vaida
Cultural exchange, Sustainability, Tourism
Crafts, Heritage, Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinarity
Germany, Romania
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Fabien Stephan
Education (formal & non-formal)
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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Elisa Pifferi
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Radmila Krstajic
Cultural exchange
Contemporary arts
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Zdenka Kujova
European Capital of Culture
Film
Czech Republic
About me:

Zdenka Kujova studied theatre and culture management at JAMU Brno, focusing on supporting culture, grants and culture politics. As a freelancer she works on projects from various art branches and her interest is supporting young artists, funding art, culture and cinematography.
Since 2007 she runs art-culture NGO “REPT”, where she produced a plenty of theater plays, exhibitions and festival. She participated also on prof. Ctibor Turba’s project of new circus and with director Dusan D. Parizek she cooperated in Prague chamber theatre. She gained experience in film and television projects, for example of Czech Television Brno or FMK UTB Zlin. After completing internship in Czech center in Berlin, she also studied Culture management in FHS Potsdam and received the scholarship Cultural managers from Central and Eastern Europe and placed as project manager in creative centre Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig.

Recently Zdenka works as the project manager of the Creative Centre Brno, more on www.creativebrno.cz.

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Ksenija Cockova
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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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Bernd Janning
Urban development
Literature
Germany
About me:

Since 2014, he has been a PR and project manager at "Social Impact - Agency for Social Innovations" in Berlin. From 2012 to 2013, he worked as a project manager at the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) in Vienna. From 2010 until 2012, he was Robert Bosch Cultural Manager at the International Elias Canetti Society in Ruse, Bulgaria.

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Hajnal Szolga
Public space
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
Public space
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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Astrid Thews
Community development, Education (formal & non-formal), Organisational development, Social cohesion
Education, Public Space, Youth
Germany
About me:

As freelance cultural manager, facilitator and systemic organizational development consultant, I am involved with various civic and cultural projects and organizations in Germany, Egypt and other countries in the MENA region. In 2011, I co-founded the Cairo-based organization Mahatat for contemporary art. As voluntary commitments, I was representative of the Robert Bosch Cultural Managers Network in 2016 and 2017 and currently am a board member of TraumWerkStadt e.V. I am passionate about fostering an open society and creating spaces for encounter and learning.

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Christian Salman
European Capital of Culture
Interactive communication
Egypt
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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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Livia Rozsas
Community development
Digital
Hungary
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Bettina Lehmann
Cross-sector collaboration, Diversity, 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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Evi Scheller
Education (formal & non-formal)
Architecture
Austria
About me:

In the frame of the Robert Bosch Cultural Managers program Evi was working at the Brno House of Art (Dům umění města Brna) for one year (2010-2011). The Brno House of Art is the City`s Kunsthalle and has been an integral part of Brno's cultural life for over 100 years. Besides its exhibitions, the Brno House of Arts offers a regular off-program with readings, concerts, lectures and artist talks and also operates in public space (festival „Brno Art Open“).

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Timon Perabo
Civic rights & Activisim, Community development, Conflict resolution, Cultural exchange, Democracy & Open society, Discrimination, Diversity, Gender & Sexuality, Heritage & Memory, 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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sarahTest
Civic rights & Activisim
Architecture
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Karin Rolle-Bechler
Education (formal & non-formal)
Literature
Germany
About me:

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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Oliver Pinchbeck
Community development, Creative economy, 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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Bianca Herlo
Community development
Design
Germany
About me:

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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