As an artist or artistic director, you are aware of the importance of creativity and know-how. In order to allow you to realise your artistic work in the best possible way, I propose tailor-made solutions for all management aspects of your project.


My consultancy is based on a broad knowledge in management and finances, many years of practical experience in the international arts sector and a profound understanding of production processes of artistic projects. Through my experience as managing director of several international festivals, I have a large European network and knowledge of national and international funding structures and grant-regulations.


I am pleased to offer this experience and knowledge to facilitate exciting artistic projects.


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I participated in a workshop for the mid-term evaluation of the European cultural program Creative Europe in Berlin. About 30 experienced project-managers and representatives of supporting organisations discussed positive and negative aspects of the program that was launched two years ago. The discussion will be incorporated in the official evaluation of the German federal Ministry to the European Union.

The German federal state has allocated some additional money for innovative artistic projects. A new network of production houses for performing arts (Hebbel am Ufer, Kampnagel,  Mousonturm, Hellerau,  PACT Zollverein, Forum Freies Theater and Tanzhaus NRW) will receive an amount of 12 million euro. The international Dance House in Wuppertal will receive a total amount of 28,2 million euro for its starting phase. And the Berliner Festspiele receives 9 million euro for a three-year cooperation project with ARTE.

In the last weeks, we installed the application that I developed together with two IT-specialists at HAU-Hebbel am Ufer.


The program is based on Filemaker 13 and supports the team of HAU in the management of all artistic projects. All collaborators should find all information linked to projects here: What is the duration of the performance? When do the artists arrive and where do they stay? What are the technical aspects of the project and what the activities linked to it? Which staff is attributed to the project? What is the budget and which part has already been spent?


We now start to present the software to other cultural organisations. If you want to join for one of these presentations, please feel free to contact me.

The EU just pubished the results of the second round of the program Creativa Europe. In total, more than 600 projects were introduced, and 64 small copperation projects and 16 large cooperation projects were awarded. You can find all results here.


The next deadline for Creative Europe is fixed on the 7th of October 2015. If you need any help to prepare your project or application form, feel free to contact me.

In September, the Asian Arts Theatre in Guangju (Korea) will be opened with a three-week-festival. The questions that this amitious project raise are huge: “What is Asian art? What is contemporary art? What does it mean to embrace these questions?” Over the last three years, I had the pleasure to follw this project as adviser, now I am looking forward for the result. The program of the festival and the first season can be found here.

In the next weeks, we will install our new software for the management of cultural projects at HAU – Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. The application is based on FileMaker 13 and covers all aspects of cultural projects: Information management, budgeting and scheduling. After the installation and a first evaluation, the software will be available to other organisations beginning of next year. For more information, please feel free to contact me.

One of the most ambitious cultural projects of Asia is currently being developed in the city of Gwangju, in the South-Western part of Korea. The Asian Artist Complex includes a contemporary theatre. Its team under the direction of Seonghee Kim (formerly Seoul Festival) is currently developing the program of the opening festival in August 2015. Since two years, I am advising the project in project development, management and finance. More information about the opening soon.

After more than ten years, Tarek El-Fetouh left the Brussels based organisation he has founded. Since October, Mai Abu ElDahab is the new director of the organisation. Mai worked previously as director of the Antwerp based Objectif Exhibitions and as co-curator of the last Liverpool Biennale. Beginning of December, YATF will present its renewed grants-program that will be focused on the support of projects with a link to the Southern Mediterranean area. Since three years, I am supporting YATF in financial management. More information soon on here.


Together with two experienced database-programmers, I am developing a software for the management of cultural projects. The application will be based on FileMaker 13 and cover all aspects of cultural projects: Information management, budgeting and scheduling. A first version of the software will be introduced at HAU – Hebbel am Ufer in the second part of the year. More news here soon.

Meeting Points 7 is still running at 21er Haus in Vienna in the frame of Wiener Festwochen until end of August. The exhibition from Young Arab Theatre Fund that has been curated by the Zagreb-based collectiv WHW presents a selection of very political artistic works from the last four decades. More information about the artists and the project can be found here and here.

Areas of Expertise

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The focus of my consultancy for developing new projects is set on cohesion between artistic content, organisation and management. I advise you in defining the project aims, developing and implementing working structures and procedures, on budgeting and identifying sources of funding, as well as on the recruitment and training of collaborators and all other managing aspects of your project – either on a short-term basis or for the entire duration of the project.

The focus of my consultancy for directors of cultural organisations is set on developing, improving and implementing management instruments and on supporting in case of reorientation and change of directorship: Developing mid- and long-term strategies, implementing financial and controlling instruments, improving working structures and procedures, personnel management and leadership abilities. Consultancy can be offered either on a short-term basis or for a longer period, i.e. as interim-manager within the organisation.

As regards the financing of cultural projects, my consultancy is focussed on grant-applications to the European Union and international foundations. It includes conceiving projects, writing applications, researching international cooperation partners as well as the administrative and financial follow-up of awarded projects.