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



Office Artistic Director

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

Antonia Lahmé

Head of Funding and Programmes

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 Sebastian Brünger

Climate and Sustainability

E-mail to Dr Sebastian Brünger

Teresa Darian

Cultural Education & dive in

E-mail to Teresa Darian

Dr Anne Fleckstein

TURN2 – Artistic Co-Creation between Africa and Europe

E-mail to Dr Anne Fleckstein

Dr Marie Cathleen Haff

Head of General Project Funding

E-mail to Dr Marie Cathleen Haff

Johannes Hebsacker


E-mail to Johannes Hebsacker

Karin Kirchhoff


E-mail to Karin Kirchhoff

Dr Uwe Maximilian Korn


E-Mail to Dr Uwe Maximilian Korn

Julia Mai

Digital Culture

E-mail to Julia Mai

Marie-Louise Pfaue

pik – Programme for Inclusive Artistic Practice

E-mail to Marie-Louise Pfaue

Uta Schnell

Programme Development 

E-mail to Uta Schnell

Julian Stahl

Digitality as cultural practice

E-mail to Julian Stahl

Steffen Sünkel

pik – Programme for Inclusive Artistic Practice

E-mail to Steffen Sünkel

Anna Zosik

360° – Fund for New City Cultures

E-mail to Anna Zosik

Programme Administration

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

Carsten Jänicke

Carsten Jänicke

Administrative intern

E-Mail to Carsten Jänicke

Legal Department and Human Resources


Head of Legal Department and Human Resources, Legal Counsel

Katrin Gayda

E-mail to Katrin Gayda

Beatrix Kluge

Human Resources

E-mail to Beatrix Kluge

Alexandra Kluschke

E-mail to Alexandra Kluschke


Friederike Tappe-Hornbostel

Head of Communications

E-mail to Friederike Tappe-Hornbostel

Administration and Finance

Torsten Klement

Head of Administration and Finances

E-mail to Torsten Klement

Project Appraisal

Steffen Schille

Head of Project Appraisal

E-mail to Steffen Schille

Elif Müjen Alhamoud

E-mail to Elif Müjen Alhamoud