please scroll down for English version
Seit 2017 kuratiert und organisiert sie das Rahmen bzw. Vermittlungsprogram des Freien Werkstatt Theaters Köln.
mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement
mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement was founded in 2008 by Mechtild Tellmann and specializes since then in cultural management and press and public relations in the fields of contemporary dance and experimental theatre.
The agency aims to keep culture alive, translate and communicate it to the audience with the opportunity to experience the different types of art and culture actively. Besides classical tasks like acquisition, networking, concept development, production support they want to create real space and room for artists, to realize artistic visions.
mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement works for companies as Cocoon Dance Company, Overhead Project, wehrtheater/ Andrea Bleikamp, t.r.a.s.h., Silke Z./resistance. and is also responsible for press and public relations of Katalyst Festival by MD Kollektiv, the Japan Foundation, the European exchange project crossover/55/2, the festival Tanzkonkret, SoloDuo NRW and many more..
Lives and works as a cultural manager in Cologne. In 2008 she founded her own agency for cultural management with a focus on artist management, press and public relations for contemporary dance and experimental theatre.
She studied history and geography at the University of Cologne. She gained her first cultural experience at the Senftöpfchen Theater, Cologne. After her first state examination, she was employed by the WDR in public relations and as freelance assistant at various production companies and directors. 1999 she graduated in cultural management studies at the VWA Cologne. From 1998 to 2007 she was the event and production manager at the Terbrüggen show production. Simultaneously, she worked as freelance artist management in cabaret, comedy and music.
In 2010 she founded tanz.tausch – dance and performance festival/network. Since 2010 she is the artistic director of tanz.tausch together with Alexandra Schmidt. She is founding and board member of tanzKöln e.V. - a supporting society for dance in cologne. Since 2012 she is also an active member of InfoPlus KulturproduzentInnen by Dachverband Tanz, therefore she developed – together with Bela Bisom and Alexandra Schmidt – a funding concept for cultural producers and is now part of the working group “What is the value of our work?”. In 2013 and 2014 she was a guest lecturer at CIAM-University (Center for international arts management) in cologne. Also she is giving Seminars and Workshops for artists and cultural producer nationally and internationally. Since 2013 she is cooperating with Dans Brabant and Theater de NWE Vorst, Tilburg and is organizing exchange projects with artists from NRW and Brabant. In cooperation with producers and small production houses from other German regions like LOFFT-Leipzig, steptext dance project – Bremen etc. she focuses since 2014 on building up networks for mid-career (and emerging) artists from the region NRW.