Ada Arduini (Interzona, Verona, Italy)
I have a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures and since 1998 I work as a professional literary translator from English. I started working with Interzona as a volunteer in 2003, doing a bit of everything. I became secretary general and then I was director of the centre for two years (2005-2007). Today, always as a volunteer, I help out with some secretarial duties, I still coordinate volunteers’ work and I am TEH delegate for my centre.
Auro Foxcroft (Village Undeground, London, UK)
I set up and developed Village Underground into a successful mid size independent cultural centre. I also work on cultural projects with other arts organisations and undertake some consultancy, organisational support and mentoring roles, as well as speaking quite often at conferences and events, often on models for cultural centres and arts organisations.
Camille Dumas (Mains d'Œuvres, Saint-Ouen, France)
Since 2008, I am the co-director of Mains d’Œuvres, situated in Saint-Ouen (close to Paris). I started in Mains d’Œuvres in 2005 as an assistant of coordination. I come from a visual art background and I have worked in Paris and New York. In 2004, I coordinated the 6th Biennale of Video and Electronic Art of Champ Libre in Montreal. I also wrote a thesis on the state of Art residency in NY.
Dušica Parezanovic (REX, Belgrade, Serbia)
In 1970, I graduated from the Faculty of Philology, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Belgrade. For the last 14 years, I have been involved in the field of cultural management and coordination of cultural activities. I worked as the organizer, PR, press and programme coordinator of almost all REX projects concerning contemporary art and culture. Since 2008, I am the chief programme coordinator of Cultural Centre REX.
Erik Backer (Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
In Melkweg I am in charge of the organization that sustains the cultural programmes, personnel and finances. I studied sociology at the University of Amsterdam and in 1988 I joined the management of Melkweg. In 2007, at TEH Meeting 63 I was elected in the Executive Committee and became president; in 2009 I was re-elected. I have been involved in projects like Grundtvig staff exchange, The Lift, Changing Room and Engine Room Europe. My main responsibility within the TEH is the communication between the Secretary General and the Executive Committee.
Stuba Nikula (Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland)
I am representing the practical wing of TEH, i.e. looking for the core of the network inside the network, not for branding and healing the world. Those are centres’ own decisions to be made. I believe that the network needs a good working Executive Committee but cannot survive without active members outside the Executive Committee taking responsibilities as well.
Torsten Reitler (Moritzbastei, Leipzig, Germany)
Since 1998 I have been working at the administration of the cultural centre Moritzbastei. So far, I have attended eight TEH Meetings and led the local organisation of TEH Meeting 70 in Leipzig. Currently, I am working in local groups in the field of cultural politics in Leipzig. I have worked with applications, projects, fundings, etc. I have also been working as a musician, journalist, author, photographer. I am 39 years old, married and a father of 3 children.