Associate Members

Vera Allmanritter, Research Fellow at the University of Hildesheim, Germany
In my opinion science has always been a global phenomenon and can only
thrive through exchange. Thinking and working across national borders is
natural to me but I sometimes miss this approach among ​academics in
German speaking countries. From managingculture.net I expect an
open-minded international knowledge exchange ​among colleagues and the
collaborative development of new ideas, concepts and networks.
Contact: Email: allmanri@uni-hildesheim.de

Dounia Benslimane, Partnership and Development Director at Racines Association, Morocco
Joining the Brokering International Network is an opportunity to bring a perspective from the South, in arts and cultural management. Contexts, challenges and capacities are different but the aims and objectives can be the same, and sometimes different. We all work to developing projects and reach audiences. In my country and in the region, arts and culture might represent a tool for democracy and human and social development and it can face other threats (censorship, freedom of expression issues, access to public space, education…).
Contact: Dounia Benslimane, Développement & Partenariats Association Racines, 30, rue Banafsaj résidence Berth II, 2è étage, n°8 .20 140 Mers Sultan Casablanca, Maroc
Racines est membre associé de la Fédération internationale des coalitions pour la diversité culturelle, Phone: +212 522 476 335 , Email: dounia@racines.ma  and info@racines.ma , Skype: dounia.benslimane

Gemma Carbó Ribugent, Director UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policies and Cooperation, University of Girona, Spain
I’d like to exchange the UNESCO chair experience with iberoamerican and african countries,with other practitioners and researches who work in the field of international and transcultural arts management.
Contact: Email: Gemma.carbo@udg.edu

Ushma Chauhan Jacobsen, Associate Professor, Department of English, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark
I would like to connect with the network to foster stronger ties to practitioners and researchers working within the field of Arts and Cultural Management with a view to engage in new collaborative partnerships in the future. These collaborations could involve both student and faculty exchanges between institutions as well as larger research projects.
Contact: ucj@cc.au.dk

Quinhan Chen, PhD researcher in Music at the Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh, UK
My area of interest is identity, intercultural communication, and learning in world music. I am currently researching on the relation between musical and intercultural understanding, which may learn from as well as inform the studies of arts and cultural management in an intercultural context. Hope I may meet and communicate with more researchers who share similar interests here.
Contact: Qinhan Chen, Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL. Email: Qinhan.Cate.Chen@ed.ac.uk

Mai’a K. Davis CrossEdward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science; Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, USA
Contact: Northeastern University, 960A Renaissance Park, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115-5000, USA

Antonio Cuyler, Assistant Professor of Arts Administration & Coordinator of Internships, Department of Art Education, Florida State University (FSU)
I would like to become an associate member of the network because it helps to legitimize work I’ve been doing relative to intercultural relations for more than 10 years. In addition, the network will connect me with colleagues who can become a collective that strategically works to move an intercultural relations agenda forward globally in Arts/Cultural Management.
Contact: Antonio C. Cuyler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Arts Administration & Coordinator of Internships, Department of Art Education, Florida State University (FSU), 1072 WJB-1232, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1232, Office Phone: (850) 645-0473, Office Hours: Thurs (12 – 2pm) by appointment only. Skype: acuyler78
Faculty Website: http://arted.fsu.edu/antonio-c-cuyler/

Zenaida des Aubris, Consultant for international cultural events, Berlin, Germany
Intercultural communication has formed the entire foundation of my professional career, spent mostly in the world of opera and classical music management and production. Being a member of this network will surely contribute to improving relations on personal and professional levels.
Contact: Zenaida des Aubris, Bleibtreustr. 3, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49-30-3199-8187
Mobile: +49-151-27078216
Email: desaubris@gmail.com
Twitter: @zenaidasworld
Instagram: @zenaidasworld

Patricia Dewey Lambert, D., University of Oregon, USA
Contacts: Associate Professor, Arts and Administration Program, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-5230, Phone: +1-541-346-2050

Linda Donahue, PhD. Associate Professor, Associate Chair
Graduate Advisor, Head of Arts Administration
School of Theatre and Dance, Texas Tech University
As an arts and culture administrator and also a university professor, I serve at the nexus of practice and theory.  Much of my teaching involves the US structure of arts marketing, funding, and management, and invariably I enhance lectures and readings with international and intercultural concerns.  I hope to join the network in order to increase my understanding of global issues involving the arts and culture.  I present lectures internationally and usually bring a graduate student with me to increase our students global awareness.  The network will serve as a true international “network.”
Contact:
Linda.Donahue@ttu.edu

Karin Drda-Kühn, Managing Director of Association Culture & Work and assistant professor at Heilbronn University and at the PhD programme in heritage studies of Brandenburg, Germany
Cultural and heritage management offer unique opportunities for young researchers and  professionals likewise.  The majority of emerging business fields has strong links to creativity and innovation and cultural managers should be trained to unlock the respective potentials. This is unimaginable without trustful networks on national, European and international level. Networks need collaborative environments in order to foster fruitful cooperation and the Manging Culture Network is therefore a huge chance to provide actors in the field with this kind of environment.
Contact: phone +49 7931 56 36 374, info@kultur-und-arbeit.de, www.kultur-und-arbeit.de

Louise Ejgod Hansen, Associate Professor and Project and Research Manager rethinkIMPACTS 2017 Department of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark
The network is relevant and interesting for me, especially in relation to the research into Aarhus as European Capital of Culture 2017 which I am currently conducting, but also more broadly in relation to my research interest in democratization, participation and engagement.
Contact: Email: draleh@cc.au.dk

Birgit Eriksson Ph.D., Associate professor in aesthetics and culture School of Communication and Culture Aarhus University, Denmark
My current research is about participation in art and culture and includes a participatory project with intercultural exchange between European cultural centres http://reccord2017.eu/. I am the coordinator of TAKE PART, a research network on cultural participation, http://projekter.au.dk/en/take-part/, and co-director of a research programme on cultural transformations, http://cc.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/cultural-transformations/. I am interested in any kind of link between cultural participation and intercultural exchange.
Contact: Email: aekbe@cc.au.dk

Ruth Graham, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, UK
The seminar in Belfast that I attended was an inspiring and meaningful oasis in a week of austerity and bad politics.  It reminded me that radical thinking is usually the best response to prosaic situations and that art can be a beautiful force for change. Memorable moments include the vision that shone through the seven minute presentations, Shelley Tracey’s water metaphor for art, what Constance Devereaux said and the wisdom of Jo Caust.
Contact: ruth@goldenthreadgallery.co.uk and ruth.graham1@gmail.com

Steven Hadley, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Aside from the obvious benefits of engaging with a community of scholars in my own field and being able to extend and share my knowledge and understanding – I think there are many interesting parallels between discourses around interculturalism and those of audience development (my area of expertise). Many of the ideological issues associated with audience development and discourses of democracy in arts management and cultural policy are also at play in interculturalism, so I feel I have much to add and to learn.
Contact: Dr. Steven Hadley, Arts Management and Cultural Policy, School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University Belfast, Phone: +447801720351, Twitter: @mancinbelfast

Annika Hampel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
In a globalized world, the arts – as well as arts education and research – can only flourish in an atmosphere of international collaboration. However, successful intercultural exchanges are contingent on good preparation, and the presence of appropriate frameworks, structures, and processes. This international network brings together experts from a variety of backgrounds to present, share, and discuss the success and failure of intercultural arts projects in order to learn from each other, and help to create the right conditions for international partnerships to be at their fairest and most effective.
Contact: annika.hampel@gmail.com, Linkedin: linkedin-Profile Annika Hampel
Xing: xing-Profile Annika Hampel

Gabriele Landwehr, Head of Goethe Institute Arab Emirates
It has become a normalcy that we communicate with global partners on a daily level – in English which, in many cases, is not the native language of the communicator. And in a number of cases we are taken in by the assumption that all is fine and we understand each other perfectly. We move in a meta world where we are prone to conflicts if we do not raise awareness and increase the knowledge about other cultures. Intercultural exchange and learning are a must in our world with migration and cohabitation of people with different ethics, values and religions. All is not fine – but we can act to make it better.
Contact: Dr. Gabriele Landwehr, Goethe-Institut Abu Dhabi, Al Qasbah Street (between Al Bateen Street and Bainunah Street), Al Bateen, PO Box 53975, Abu Dhabi, VAE
Phone: +971 2 4099400, Fax: +971 2 4099499, Email: info@abudhabi.goethe.org

David MaierD. Candidate, Arts Management, Heilbronn University, Germany
Being the officer of cultural management in a town with more than 60% migration background, my daily work has always been in the context of globalization and integration – and still it is. Furthermore the international aspects of my work are showed by programming different international cultural festivals and within my work as a freelancer for the Goethe-Institut. So for me, dealing with culture means always dealing with change and different intercultural challenges. That is why another important part of my work is education and research, focused on how foreign cultural policy can be transferred in good practice of international cultural management. It might sound obvious, but for me brokering intercultural exchange means learning, sharing and empowering. The network will surely help me to gain knowledge about intercultural understanding – and the other way around I hope to enrich the network too.
Contact: dm@buerodavidmaier.de

Dr. Birgit Mandel, Professor at the University of Hildesheim, Germany
Cultural managers are increasingly working in international and intercultural contexts and also cultural management education at universities need to provide an understanding of different working conditions and challenges for cultural management in other part of the world.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Birgit Mandel, Institut für Kulturpolitik, Universität Hildesheim
Weißes Haus, Domänenstr. 1, Kulturcampus Domäne Marienburg, 31141 Hildesheim
Phone: +49 5121 883-20102, Email: mandel@uni-hildesheim.de

Kristin Oswald, Senior Editor at Arts Management Network, Germany
My interest in the network lies on concepts that can help arts managers as well as artists worldwide in facing current global challenges, become visionary leaders and develop a sustainable future for the arts and society.
Contact: Kristin Oswald, KM Kulturmanagement Network GmbH, Kultur und Management im Dialog, Postanschrift: PF 1198, D-99409 Weimar, Hausanschrift: Bauhausstraße 7c, 99423 Weimar
Phone: +49 (0)3643 – 74 02 612, Fax: +49 (0)3643 – 74 02 614
Email: k.oswald@kulturmanagement.net, Twitter: http://twitter.com/kmnweimar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Kulturmanagement.net

Miguel Peromingo, Consultant and writer in the fields of cultural management and international migration, Berlin, Germany
From managingculture.net I expect to tap into skills and creativity potential from artists and cultural managers who work internationally and across disciplines. I hope to find likeminded people that would detach creative work and cultural management from national boundaries and formal recognition and find a global, yet diversified quality of culture.
Contact: Miguel Peromingo, Consultant and Writer, Employment, Labour Migration and Cultural Management, Phone: +49 176 244 67 459, Email: miguel.peromingo@gmail.com

Irene Popoli, Ph.D. Candidate at Stockholm School of Economics, Visiting Scholar at Bocconi University
I’m interested in strengthening my professional ties with the wider academic community investigating topics that are close to my research.
Contact: Irene Popoli, PhD Candidate in Business Administration, Department of Management and Organization, Stockholm School of Economics, Saltmätargatan, 13-17, SE-11383 Stockholm, Sweden
About.me: http://about.me/irene.popoli

Iris Rittenhofer, Associate professor Department of Management, BSS, Aarhus University, Denmark
I work problem based. My main research interests are international, intercultural and global marketing and management issues in relation to a variety of topics, hereunder the creative industries, and related methodological challenges in research and practice.
Contact: Email: iri@mgmt.au.dk

Belisa Rodrigues, running her own cultural enterprise “Belle and Company”, a management consultancy in creative and cultural industries across Africa, she develops leadership courses, research, social entrepreneurial thinking and also works part time at the University of Cape Town as Programme Manager of a Leadership and Scholarship Programme called the “Klaus-Jurgen Bathe Leadership Programme” for bright young undergraduate students from all 6 faculties of the University.
Contact: Belisa Rodrigues, Director, MBA, PGDip (Marketing); BA(FA)Belle & Co. RESEARCH | POLICY | TRAINING, 26 John Street, Mowbray, South Africa, 8001
Phone: +27721306400, Email: rodrigues.belisa@gmail.com

Kayla Rush, Ph.D. Candidate, Social Anthropology, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
My research examines community arts in contemporary Northern Ireland, with a focus on performance theory, sensory ethnography, and the ways in which different arts stakeholders discuss and make a case for the value of community-based and socially engaged arts practice. As many of my research participants are arts managers themselves, and as intercultural arts have recently become quite prominent in Northern Ireland, I would like to keep in touch with other academics working in these research areas.
Contact: Email: krush@qub.ac.uk

Anastasia Shevchenko-Markossian, translator and arts manager, Belfast, UK
As a translator and cultural manager I’m excited to be part of this network and would love to connect to other international researchers, artists and arts managers to exchange experiences and create collaborative opportunities that build on new research and shared interests with an international outlook. I am particularly interested in utilising international arts management practice and research to contribute to peaceful societies.
Contact: hello@anastasiashevchenko.com

Tatiana StoichkovaAssociate Professor, D. , Head of the Department of Advertising Design/National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
Networking is the natural environment for academics in a sense that this is the most appropriate way for professional communication and intercultural dialogue. One of the main reason to join ‘Brokering Intercultural Exchange’ is because the focus is on internationalization and migration in arts and art/cultural management research and education. ‘Brokering Intercultural Exchange’ could help researchers to compare and share knowledge in the field and to understand how different practices and approaches in art/cultural management function in different countries and regions.   ‘Brokering Intercultural Exchange’ is an opportunity to share knowledge between professionals and academics and to promote the connections between theory – cultural, ethnic, historical studies and practical work – training, education, project developing.
Contact: Prof. Assoc. Tatiana Stoitchkova, Ph.D, Head of the Advertising Department and Design, Academy of Arts, Sofia, Shipka Str. 1 Sofia, Bulgaria

Shelley Tracey, Ph.D., writer, researcher and community arts facilitator.
I am interested in the arts as a site for intercultural communication and collaboration. In 2015, I researched, co-authored and co-edited an exploration of interculturalism in the arts in Northern Ireland and its implications for social cohesion. Tracey, S. and Shields, C. (2015) Between Ourselves: exploring interculturalism through intercommunity creative practice (Belfast, Community Arts Partnership).
Contact: shelleyztracey@gmail.com
Creativity blog

Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer,D./Director of Education Programs The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, USA
I am very happy to be a part of the Brokering Intercultural Exchange network.  As a museum educator, I believe in the power of the universal language of art to build bridges, understanding and relationships.  The Clark is a member of FRAME (French American Museum Exchange) and as one of the education advisors and a board member of the organization, I have seen first-hand how intercultural exchange can enhance and expand how we think about our work.
Contact: Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer, Ed.D., Director of Education The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Williamstown, MA 01267, Phone: +1-413-458-0661

Julie Voelker-Morris, Senior Instructor, Arts Management Undergraduate Advisor,
School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, College of Design, University of Oregon
I would like to become an Associate Member of the Brokering
Intercultural Exchange network. I teach courses on Cultural Programming
and Understanding Arts & Creative Sectors, all of which are important to
the work of this network. Additionally, I am personally very engaged and
interested in analyzing power, privilege, and difference in arts
management systems and practices.
Contact information: Julie Voelker-Morris, Senior Instructor, Arts Management Undergraduate Advisor, School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, College of Design, University of Oregon, 1209 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-1209
pppm.uoregon.edu / aad.uoregon.edu
Email: jvoelker@uoregon.edu | Phone: 541-346-1450
http://aad.uoregon.edu/julie-voelker-morris

Jane Zheng, Assistant Professor in the BA Programme of Cultural Management, Faculty of Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Being a cultural management educator, I believe it is very helpful to be connected to the international circle of cultural management education to discuss teaching and research issues and to share scholarship and data. In the meantime, I can contribute cases from my teaching practices to enrich the understanding of cultural management teaching and learning in the Hong Kong context.
Contact information: janezheng@arts.cuhk.edu.hk

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