Academic Education and Professional Training

Already since the predecessor institute IKM the core team of IKMW has decades of experience in education and training at German and international universities, academies or colleges. The range of disciplines reaches from humanities (German philology, theater studies), cultural and media studies through to arts and media management.

One emphasis in the training offers lies in the area of training for young leaders in Germany and Asia, realized together with partners like the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing and the National University of Mongolia in Ulan Bator.

Academic teaching at universities (selected):

  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing
  • Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim
  • Theater Academy Shanghai
  • New York University

Online-Seminar „Curated City“ at the CAFA Beijing

Cooperation project Beijing-Berlin-Budapest established

Just before Christmas the multimedia seminar „Curated City: About Art, Urban Space and Public Interest“ in the Master program „Arts Management“ at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) was concluded successfully. With Achim Müller and Dániel Ongjerth the interdisciplinary, practice-oriented course for the first time included two project leaders of the Berlin-Budapest/St. Margareten cultural development project.

An eight-person „CAFA collective“ was formed out of the seminar. It will be integrated in the program development in Budapest and will support in the implementation of customized online offers. The experimental international project cooperation is organized and works in the spirit of the model of the “Lumbung” practiced by “ruangrupa”, the collective conceiving the documenta fifteen.

Audience Development Seminar at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg

Online-seminar for future musicians and music business professionals

While public life gradually becomes possible again, Achim Müller has held his seminar „Audience Development“ for the course „Kulturmanagement“ of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg in Mannhein online again on May 31 2021.

The one-day course provided basic concepts and relevant strategies of implementation both conceptually and in the form of own practical experience through group work on cases.  In dem eintägigen Intensivkurs wurden Basiskonzepte. Pedagogic instruments were thus transferred to the digital sphere in order to prepare for the challenges in music business despite the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Western Modernity 2020 under the Impression of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Multimedia Online-Seminar at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

In October 2020 Klaus Siebenhaar again taught as within his assignment as Professur of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. The topic of his seminar for future Chinese arts manager was „Western Modernity 2020“. In a time where countries compete for the best reaction to the pandemic and the most successful strategies to cope with its effects the interactive multimedia seminar took the Chinese students through an intense contemplation of artistic and cultural development that have shaped our common presence.

Online-Workshop for the State Theater Karlsruhe

Program analysis on the basis of audience preferences and expectations

As an in-depth module of the sixth visitor survey at the State Theater Karlsruhe from Summer 2019 the IKMW realized an online-workshop on the relationship between programming and visitor profiles.for the drama department on April 8 2020.

The workshop traced how visitor motives of different audience segments determine to which productions in the drama repertory they are attracted. Thus the theater can decide which audience segments might be motivated to visit specific productions and which aspects of these productions should be highlighted in communication and marketing.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the workshop was held online, helping the theater to use the lockdown of the State Theater for strategic planning of the return to normality.

Culture Management in Mongolia

IKMW organizes training and exchange program for young arts and culture managers from Mongolia

In cooperation with the agency Art+Culture, Ulan-Bator, IKMW organizes a training and exchange program for ten to twelve young leaders for cultural organizations in Mongolia from September 23 to October 23 2019. The program is realized with support from the Ministry for Education, Culture, Science and Sport of Mongolia.

Based on the curriculum developed by the IKMW the participants first are trained in Ulan-Bator by Oyuntuya Oyunjargal (Art+Culture) and Klaus Siebenhaar (IKMW). After this all participants travelled to Berlin for a one-week intensive course with lectures and visits to landmark cultural organizations. In these visits the Mongolian arts and culture managers encounter successful leader personalities from these organizations and can deepen the learnings from the lectures through practical experiences.

The participants conclude the program with a written exam and receive a certificate from the Mongolian Ministry for Education, Culture, Science and Sport for their successful participation.

From the Aesthetic of Genius to the Creativity Imperative

Seminar on the relationship between art, creativity and social change in Beijing

As Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing Klaus Siebenhaar held the Seminar „From the Aesthetics of Genius to the Creativity Imperative: Artistic and Societal Change induced by Creativity” from September 6 to 27 2019. The Master students from the courses Arts Management and Arts Education got a profound insight into the development of the relationship between art, creativity and society from the 18th Century to the present age.