Finding Words supports the development and publication of your ideas in the arts and cultural fields.
Choosing the right words to strengthen an argument or to clarify an idea is key to any written text. This search for words requires consideration of contexts, target audience, publication medium and format. I would like to share my passion for words and writing with you and help you clarify
– project outlines and concept notes,
– research proposals,
– funding applications,
– books and book chapters,
– research articles,
– exhibition catalog texts,
– program booklets,
– and any other text you need to finalize.
If you’re looking for someone to manage the publication project that’s been waiting far too long on your to do list, let’s discuss it and get it done.
Copy edited texts
Technosphäre. Katrin Klingan, Christoph Rosol (Eds.), Berlin: Matthes & Seitz, 2019 (together with Martin Hager, Edition 8).
Nicht-Besucherforschung. Audience Development für Kultureinrichtungen. Martin Tröndle (Ed.), Bielefeld: Springer, 2019.
All academic journal articles of the research project eMotion – mapping museum experience
Journal for Cultural Management and Cultural Policy. Bielefeld: transcript, since 2019.
Classical Concert Studies: A Companion to Contemporary Research and Performance. Martin Tröndle (Ed.), New York: Routledge, in preparation.
Technosphere Magazine. Katrin Klingan, Christoph Rosol (Eds.), Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2016-2019.
Subjectivity and Synchrony in Artistic Research. Ethnographic Insights. Bielefeld: transcript, 2018. (reviewed by Manuel Ángel-Macía in the Journal for Artistic Research)
Movement Meets Material – An Improvisational Approach to Design, in: Bovermann, Till et al. (Eds.): Musical Instruments in the 21st century, Wiesbaden: Springer, 2017 (with Amelie Hinrichsen).
Expertise and Tacit Knowledge in Artistic and Design Processes: Results of an Ethnographic Study, Journal of Research Practice 11 (2), 2015.
From academic to artistic research, from project outlines to press releases: finding the right words is at the core of translating different text genres. With my feel for clarity, rhythm, linguistic specificities, and individual authors’ styles, I will transfer your ideas from English, French, and Spanish into German.
Vom Zweck zum Zauber: Die Bibliothek im Wandel. Journal der Künste 12, 2020.
Das Jahrhundert des Tanzes. ein Reader / The Century of Dance. A reader, Johannes Odenthal (Ed.), Berlin: Alexander Verlag, 2019, several artist statements.
Der Organisationsalltag aus ästhetischer Perspektive. Aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Organisationsforschung, Dan Eugen Ratiu, Zeitschrift für Kulturmanagement, 2018.
Developing ideas, projects, and organizations further are challenging endeavors. Often, an external perspective is helpful to figure out the next steps. With my research and practical experience in the arts and cultural fields, I am offering
– Mentoring for PhD candidates
– Advice for research groups
– Strategic advice and capacity building for arts organizations
What to expect
Dissertations are an exciting and demanding phase of life. I would like to share my own experience with you and help you finish your dissertation in a smooth way.
As a mentor, I will
– accompany you during the different phases of your dissertation,
– listen to your ideas and queries,
– help you develop the methodological and theoretical framework for your project, and
– guide you through the research and writing phases of your dissertation.
You will remain expert about the contents and research material, and I will be asking you questions that will strengthen your interests and ideas. And whether you would like to share your excitement about your field research or need to get through times of struggle – there is room for all of these topics during our meetings.
Especially in projects that integrate different practices, disciplines, and forms of knowledge, mutual understanding is key for productive working dynamics. My own research and work with artists and researchers from different disciplines has taught me to mediate between different research methods.
I will support you during the development and implementation of your projects through
– individual advice sessions with the principal investigators,
– regular advice during the entire project,
– method workshops or seminars for the team.
Aims of these forms of consultancy could include finding management methods for each project phase, integrating and developing the researchers’ different competences further throughout the entire project, or solving a conflict in a productive manner.
Arts organizations constantly need to adapt to a constantly changing environment including audiences and their interests, the development of new formats for content presentation, employees and their needs, public or private funding bodies. In tandem with senior researcher and arts administration professional Constance DeVereaux, I will help you develop your organization further in a sustainable way.
We are offering
– capacity building workshops and
– concept development
for organizations that seek to change their profile.
Topics include, for example, staffing and team structure, building a budget, funding possibilities, and developing programming or publication formats for different audiences and artistic practices.
For a first overview, please send me an abstract of your research project and a brief CV. Please also include information about the research phase you are in, the overall time frame of the project, the people involved other than yourself, and the main questions you are currently working on or struggling with.
We will then meet in person or online to get to know each other and to discuss the scale, aims, frequency, and honorarium of my involvement. You will find all necessary contact information here.
Center for Leadership in the Cultural Sector
Conceptualization of four masters’ degree programs together with Constance DeVereaux (University of Connecticut) and Martin Tröndle (Zeppelin University). Currently under review at Zeppelin University.
Places of Excellence. How reputation is made
Ethnographic analysis about how degree programs on arts management and cultural policy build their reputation. (Springer, forthcoming 2020, with Martin Tröndle)