Award as Culture Manager of the year 2016
Stadtgarten Team awarded ‘Culture Manager of the Year’
Today, the Kölner Kulturrat (Cologne Cultural Council) announced that the Stadtgarten Team has been selected as ‘Culture Manager of the Year’ by the jury of the Kölner Kulturpreis (Cologne Culture Award) based on proposals submitted by experts and ordinary people. The jury praises the ‘Stadtgarten’ management which has been awarded ‘Venue of the Year’ by the German government last year: With more than 400 concerts each year, Reiner Michalke, Matthias von Welck, Gerhard Veeck and Norbert von der Grün have established one of the most important music venues in North Rhine-Westphalia which the State North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Cologne intend to develop into the ‘European Centre for Jazz and Contemporary Music’. Owing to their persistent and successful work, Cologne has become the undisputed leading city of jazz in Germany. The Award comes with 5,000 euros, donated by ifp Personalberatung Managementdiagnostik.
(Picture, left to right: Gerhard Veeck, Matthias von Welck, Reiner Michalke and Norbert von der Grün. Photographer: Patrick Essex)