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Cultural Brands Award

European Cultural Manager of the Year 2021

Cultural managers plan, develop and manage cultural projects as well as cultural and leisure facilities. They are active in city marketing or in companies. In a public, private and non-profit context, they untiringly create conditions for cultural activities and bring culture to the public and the public to culture. The “European Cultural Manager of the Year” is bestowed on personalities who have rendered outstanding services through professional cultural management and exceptional means of cultural mediation. Please submit your suggestions!

Evaluation criteria of the jury

  • _Exemplary design drive and trend-setting inventiveness
  • _Good courage for new approaches in cultural mediation
  • _Management competencies such as communication skills, leadership and credibility
  • _Cooperative thinking and networking
  • _Sustainability: implementation of economic, ecological and social criteria (desirable)

Who can make proposals for this category?

The submission of proposals is free of charge and may only be performed by third parties. The proposal can be submitted by legal entities or by private persons. Cultural managers from all over Europe, regardless of local, regional or international background, may be nominated. This includes:

  • _Decision-makers and committed staff from cultural projects and institutions
  • _Cultural representatives and cultural communicators from commercial enterprises
  • _Culturally committed citizens from politics, administration and tourism organizations

1. Online Registration


Please register via our online forum by August 31, 2021. The confirmation of your registration will be sent via email together with a bill for the application fee, which must be paid within 10 days of receipt.

2. Submission of your application


Please submit the following materials via Google Forms by August 31, 2021:

  • _brief summary of your application (500 characters)
  • _Free-form presentation with a maximum of ten PDF pages or PowerPoint slides, or you can send us a personal statement
      explaining why you would like to be considered for the award (please base these on the category's evaluation criteria)
  • _At least two high resolution pictures of the person
  • _Printable logo of the workplace (optional)
  • _brief summary of your application (500 characters)
  • _Printed materials to document the effect (fliers, posters, ...) (optional)
  • _Film materials (optional, if available)

The winners from previous years

2008                        

Markus Rindt

Dresdner Sinfoniker

   

2009                        

Folkert Uhde

Radialsystem V

  

2010                        

Silke Fischer

Märchenland e.V.

  

2011                        

Jürgen Bachmann

AUDI AG

   

2012                        

Klaus Stieringer

Stadtmarketing Bamberg

   


2013  

Udo Kittelmann

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

 

 

 


2014                        

André Schmitz

Schwarzkopf Stiftung

      

 

 


2015                        

Hedy Graber

Migros Kulturprozent

      

 

 


2016                        

Dr. Thomas Girst

BMW Group

    

 

 

2016 - Lifetime

Jürgen Flimm

Intendant der Staatsoper Berlin 

    

2017  

Frances Morris

Tate Modern London

 

 

2017 - Lifetime

Prof. Gereon Sievernich

Martin-Gropius-Bau

    

 

2018

Amelie Deuflhard    

Kampnagel Hamburg

   

 

2018 - Lifetime

Dieter Kosslick

Direktor der Internationalen 
Filmfestspiele Berlin

    

 

2019

Hedwig Fijen   

Direktorin Manifesta        

    

2019 - Lifetime

Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt

Kulturexperte, ehemaliger Präsident
der KuPoGe

  
2020

Dr. Yvette Mutumba & Julia Grosse

Gründerinnen der Kunst-Plattform „Contemporary And“


 

     2020 - Lifetime

Leoluca Orlando

Bürgermeister der Stadt Palermo


 

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