Nele Hertling


Date and place of birth: 1934, Berlin, Germany

Living place: Berlin, Germany

Theme: culture management

ECC Participation: panel member

Nele Hertling is a great advocate of networking and supporter of the international collaboration and cultural exchange. She worked for the benefit of the closer contact between cultures of Eastern and Western Europe. Culture management has been her occupation for many years.

Nele Hertling studied philosophy, German philology and theatre at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She collaborated with the media, developed concepts and produced educational programs devoted to culture and art. Since 1962 she has been associated with the Academy of Fine Arts in the German capital. Four years ago she became a vice- rector of this institution.

"The objective is to persuade political decision-makers to finally accept the young civil society as active partners.”

Hertling is the author of Berlin’s European Capital of Culture program (1988). Year later she reactivated Hebbel-Theatre in Berlin and has managed it until 2003. In the years 2002-2003 she administered Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD – well-known scholarship program for artists associated with various fields of art: visual arts, filmmaking, literature and dance. Nele Hertling organized contemporary dance festivals in Berlin: “Tanz im August” (1988) and “Internationales Tanzfest” (1999). She created, together with Thomas Langhoff, the program of the 1999 edition of “Theater der Welt” festival.

She is a founder and member of many international associations devoted to support and promotion of art., i.a. The European House for Culture, A Soul for Europe.

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