Executive Board and Team

Introduction to the Executive Board

The Artistic Director, Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska, and the Administrative Director, Kirsten Haß, constitute the Executive Board of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.


Executive Board

Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska

Executive Board / Artistic Director

CV of Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska

Photo: Falk Wenzel

Kirsten Haß

Executive Board / Administrative Director

Portrait photo of Kirsten Haß, Executive Board / Administrative Director of the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Photo: Lotte Ostermann


Luise Wendler

Office of the Artistic Director

E-Mail to Luise Wendler

Beate Ollesch

Secretariat of the Artistic Director and Secretariat Berlin Office

E-mail to Beate Ollesch

Franziska Schöppe

Office Administrative Director

E-mail to Franziska Schöppe

Officer to the Executive Board

Funding and Programmes

Uta Schnell

Head of Funding and Programmes

E-mail to Uta Schnell

Antonia Lahmé

Deputy Head of Funding and Programmes
Programme Development 

E-mail to Antonia Lahmé

Sabrina Bachmann

Secretariat of Funding and Programmes and of Evaluation 

E-Mail an Sabrina Bachmann

Dr Jeanne Bindernagel

Programme Development 

E-mail to Dr Jeanne Bindernagel

Dr Kate Brehme

pik – Mentoring for Disabled Leadership

E-mail to Dr Kate Brehme

Nuno de Brito Rocha

Programme Development

E-mail to Nuno de Brito Rocha

Dr Sebastian Brünger

Programme Development 
Climate and Sustainability

E-mail to Dr Sebastian Brünger

Teresa Darian

Programme Development 
Cultural Education

E-mail to Teresa Darian

Dr Marie Cathleen Haff

Head of General Project Funding

E-mail to Dr Marie Cathleen Haff

Johannes Hebsacker


E-mail to Johannes Hebsacker

Cora Hegewald

Transcontinental Partnerships

E-mail to Cora Hegewald

Nils Hilkenbach

Zero – Climate-neutral artistic and cultural projects

E-mail to Nils Hilkenbach

Karin Kirchhoff


E-mail to Karin Kirchhoff

Dr Uwe Maximilian Korn


E-Mail to Dr Uwe Maximilian Korn

Dr Friederike Landau-Donnelly

Transcontinental Partnerships

E-Mail to Dr Friederike Landau-Donnelly

Julian Stahl

Digitality as cultural practice

E-mail to Julian Stahl

Steffen Sünkel

pik – Programme for Inclusive Artistic Practice

E-mail to Steffen Sünkel

Programme Administration

Dr Hassan Soilihi Mzé

Head of Programme Administration

E-mail to Hassan Soilihi Mzé

Marcel Gärtner

E-mail to Marcel Gärtner

Friederike Glasse

E-mail to Friederike Glasse

Anton Shulman

Anton Shulman


E-Mail to Anton Shulman

Legal Department, Project Appraisal, Human Resources

Dr. Christian Kalthöner

Head of Legal Department and Human Resources, Legal Counsel

E-Mail to Dr. Christian Kalthöner

Katrin Gayda

E-mail to Katrin Gayda

Beatrix Kluge

Human Resources

E-mail to Beatrix Kluge

Alexandra Kluschke

E-mail to Alexandra Kluschke

Project Appraisal

Steffen Schille

Head of Project Appraisal

E-mail to Steffen Schille


Viola Noll

Head of Communications

E-mail to Viola Noll

Tinatin Eppmann

Deputy Head of Communications

E-mail to Tinatin Eppmann

Jan-Philipp Kohlmann

E-mail to Jan-Philipp Kohlmann

Julia Mai

Digital Culture

E-mail to Julia Mai

Administration and Finance

Torsten Klement

Head of Administration and Finances

E-mail to Torsten Klement

IT, Facilities

Steffen Rothe

Team Lead IT, Facilities

E-mail to Steffen Rothe