Sign up: Managing the Arts

Chris Dercon
Tate Gallery of Modern Arts
Impact and Audiences

Director of the Tate Gallery of Modern Arts in London, UK. Chris Dercon is an art historian and cultural producer. He is also the MOOC Moderator.

Nishant Shah
Leuphana University
Co-creation and Digital Cultures

Professor at ICAM. Founder and director of research for the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. He is also Academic Director of the MOOC.

Gabriëlle Schleijpen
Dutch Art Institute
The Functions of Culture

Director of the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) and founding curator-in-chief ( from 2000-2016) at the Studium Generale Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Prof. Gesa Birnkraut
University of Applied Science Osnabrück
Branding and Evaluation

Chair for Strategic Management at the Osnabruck University of Applied Science, Germany, founder and managing partner at the consulting company BIRNKRAUT|PARTNER.

Prof. Arjo Klamer
Erasmus University
Values and Logics of Art

Holds the world's only chair in the field of cultural economics. Focus on the cultural dimension of economic life and value of art.

Sacha Kagan (Ph.D.)
Leuphana University
Sustainability in the Arts

Sustainability in the Arts. Research associate, Principal Investigator at the transdisciplinary research project “The City as Space of Possibility”, Chair of the Research Network “Sociology of the Arts” at the European Sociological Association.

Prof. Oliver Scheytt
Institute for Culture and Media Management
Project Marketing and Content Management

Professor for Cultural Policy and Cultural Infrastructure at the Institute for Culture and Media Management, part of the Academy for Music and Theatre in Hamburg, Germany.

Prof. Volker Kirchberg
Leuphana University
Arts Production and Consumption

Professor for cultural distribution and cultural organization. Research on cultural sociology and sociology of the arts.

Annett Baumast (Ph.D.)
baumast. kultur & nachhaltigkeit
Sustainable Arts Management

Sustainability expert, founder and CEO of baumast. kultur & nachhaltigkeit, Lenzburg, Switzerland.

Péter Inkei
Budapest Observatory
The Functions of Culture

Deputy to the Minister for Culture of Hungary between 1996 and 1998, director of the Budapest Observatory: Regional Observatory on Financing Culture in East-Central Europe, Hungary.

Prof. Birgit Mandel
University of Hildesheim
Arts Marketing

Professor and manager at the Department of Cultural Policy in the area of Cultural Management and Communication at the University of Hildesheim, Germany.

Carsten Siebert (Ph.D.)
Barenboim-Said Academy Berlin, GER
Strategic Development

CFO & COO of the Barenboim-Said Academy, Berlin. Expertise in developing cultural programs and establishing cultural organisations.

Hilary S. Carty
Co-Creatives Consulting
Community building and markets.

Visiting Professor at Kufstein University of Applied Sciences, Austria; Consultant, Co-Creatives Consulting Ltd, UK.

Patrick S. Föhl (Ph.D.)
Network for Cultural Consulting
Cultural Management

Founder and director of the Network for Cultural Consulting, Berlin, and trainer and lecturer for cultural management and policy worldwide.

Adalet R. Garmiany
ArtRole, IRQ
Cultural understanding and development.

Chief Executive & Founder of ArtRole, curator, artist, writer, director of different arts forums; Visual Arts exhibitions, Music & Literature festival, Human right conferences, Environmental arts programme.

Natascha Ginwala
CONTOUR Biennial
Cultural policy and curation

Independent curator, researcher and writer. Ginwala is curatorial advisor for documenta 14 (Athens and Kassel), and curator of Contour Biennale 8 (Mechelen).

Yemisi Mokuolu
Hatch Events
Fundraising and cultural strategies

Independent producer & creative industries developer. Projects include co-producing a film training & production programme in Nigeria, the arts festival “Asa Baako – One Dance” & the musical “Oliva Tweest”.

Ong Keng Sen
Cultural networks and contexts

Festival Director of the Singapore International Festival of Arts, Juror for the Prince Claus Foundation Jury, Amsterdam. Awarded with the prestigious Fukuoka Asian Arts and Culture Prize 2010 for his work in Asian contemporary performance.

Stephanie Hankey
Tactical Technology Collective
Digital activism

Executive Director of the Tactical Technology Collective, developer and supporter of early digital campaigning for the Open Society Foundation, co-founder of Tactical Tech, co-founder of Tactical Studios.

Percy Yip Tong
Cyber Produktion
Project Management

Artistic Director and owner of CYPER PRODUKTION, Trainer in Cultural Management for the Goethe-Institut in Africa, lecturer, Cultural Expert for the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) for Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.