Lecturer Cultural Management and Project Financing

Karin Kirchhoff studied German philology, art history and general linguistics in Münster. Her goal was to work within arts and culture, particularly for theatre projects. Her first theatre project was with the biennal International dance week in Münster.

In 1996 Karin moved to Berlin and worked for many years as a freelance production director and dramaturg for numerous institutions and artists. These included; The Berlin Festspiele, Sophiensaele, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Jo Fabian, Rubato, Anna Huber, Canan Erek and unitedOFFproductions.

From 2005 to 2008, Karin worked for Tanzbüro Berlin, her goal was to improve the infrastructure for dance. Her responsibilities included consulting, public relations, networking and cultural policy.
In 2008 Karin became the curator for the annual dance festival in Heilbronn, organized by Theater Heilbronn. The festival presents a variety of international contemporary dance productions from large companies, to works by young choreographers.

Karin was a member of various artistic boards within Germany, for example: City Tax / Berlin, Tanzstipendien Berlin, Stuttgarter Tanz- und Theaterpreis. She was also an honorary member on the executive boards of the clubs ztb contemporary dance Berlin e.V. and TanzSzene Baden-Württemberg e.V.

Karin continues to live in Berlin and is a guest lecturer for project financing and management.