Arts Management Network provides a team of correspondents from nearly all cultural and geographical areas, which function as a network of experts. In a win-win-situation, a correspondent of Arts Management Network gets benefits like an email address, free access to conferences or review copies. Meetings especially for the correspondents from Central Europe are taking place annually in order to talk within the team, but also to meet arts professionals and look behind the scenes of outstanding cultural organizations. To see the list of correspondents from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, please switch to the German Website

Ulla-Alexandra Mattl is Director of The Castalian Pool, a not-for-profit organisation based in Brussels and London and also works as a Freelance Arts Manager and Research Analyst. Previously she was Co-ordinator for the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Brussels and Project Manager of the European project She also worked for the Austrian Cultural Forum in Brussels and as a Translator for the European Commission. Her main interests lie in international cultural co-operation and cultural policy as well as events- and project management. Ulla was born in Finland and holds a Diploma in Photography, an MA in Finno-Ugric Languages/French from the Universities of Vienna, Helsinki and the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and an MA in Arts Management at City University in London. She joined the network in 2005.

Email: um (at)

Zenaida des Aubris is Consultant for International Cultural Events, living in Berlin. Born in Argentina, she has over 25 years experience in management and production of classical music in the United States, Europe and Asia. After her Masters in Sociology, she joined the San Francisco Opera in 1977. Then she went on to become the personal manager of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1980-1988) and Lorin Maazel (1993-1997). In 1997/98 Zenaida des Aubris was General Project Manager of Puccini\'s "Turandot in the Forbidden City", Beijing, China. 2002-2004 she was general and artistic director of the new Hangzhou Grand Theater in China, as well as being involved in the inauguration of the new Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain during 2005-2006.

Email: zda (at)

James Abruzzo serves as Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Nonprofit Practice, in the New Jersey office of DHR International. He has over 25 years of experience as a consultant to nonprofit organizations. Mr. Abruzzo is also Co-Director and Co-Founder of The Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership at Rutgers Business School. From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Abruzzo served on the graduate faculty of Columbia University and continues to lecture frequently at other major business schools in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of Jobs in Arts and Media Management (ACA Publications, NY). Mr. Abruzzo holds a Masters and a BA from Brooklyn College and a MS from Queens College. Website:

Email: ja (at)
Mara Vlatković is a communications professional and arts manager based in New York City. With previous experience in cultural diplomacy and international development in Washington D.C., she has turned her focus on start-ups and organizations that support artists and creatives in fulfilling their full potential. She has a M.A. in Culture, Policy, and Management from City University London and a B.Sc. in Sociology from the London School of Economics. Mara is the Founder of Young Professionals in the Arts (YPA) and provides training in digital marketing to artists and art professionals. She previously worked at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) as their Digital Communications Officer.

Email: mv (at)

Łukasz Wróblewski, Ph.D., is is lecturer of marketing and marketing management at the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland). He has authored over 50 scientific publications, mostly concerning issues of management and marketing in cultural organizations, and is the author of the first book entirely devoted to strategic marketing in cultural institutions published in Poland: Marketing Strategies in Cultural Institutions (PWE, Warsaw 2012). He was the Faculty Dean at the Cieszyn Branch of the Academy of Business in Dąbrowa Górnicza and is a regularly speaker at conferences, training courses and workshops that he also organizes regularly in Poland and the Czech Republic. 

Email: lw (at)

Suzanne Cermack Celentano, MFA, is listed as a theatre and movement educator in the 2006 edition of Who\'s Who in the World. She has taught arts management, theatre and dance throughout the United States, at the College of Charleston, St. Louis University and The American University. Her text, Theatre Management: A Successful Guide to Producing Plays on Commercial and Nonprofit Stages, was co-authored with Kevin Marshall and has been used by producers and college theatre departments throughout the world. For the Arts Management Network, she is a correspondent in the field of performing arts management for both arts organizations and individual artists, where she shares her administrative experiences in arts management as well as her artistic experiences as a professional modern dancer, actor and playwright.

Email: sc (at)
Raymond T. Grant, the former executive director of Robert Redford’s Sundance, served as artistic director of the 2002 Olympic Arts Festival and managing director of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee (SLOC.) Prior to joining the Salt Lake Olympic Committee, he headed the performing arts and film area of a division of the Walt Disney Company - The Disney Institute and was Director of the Tisch Center for the Arts in New York City. He consultants and writes on cultural programming and development. A native New Yorker, Grant is a music education graduate of the University of Kansas (BME) and holds a Master degree in Arts Administration from New York University.

Email: rg (at)


Created by editor-in-chief on Aug 17, 2008  Last updated by editor-in-chief on Mar 02, 2017