Magdaléna VášáryováFounder and chairwoman of the Management Board of Via Cultura (NGO), founder of the Institute for Cultural Policies. Member of the Committee for Culture and Media of the National Council of the Slovak Republic.

2013 – chairwoman of the oldest Slovak women’s association Živena

2012 – now executive manager of the Community and Cultural Centre in the Pisztory Palace, Bratislava

2007 – now partner of the Gypsy Spirit project

2006 – 2013 shadow Minister of Culture SDKÚ-DS (Slovak Christian and Democratic Union-Democratic Party)

2006 – now member of the Programme Board of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow

2000 – now granting auspices for the UNESCO project Preservation of Wooden Churches, Calvary in Banská Štiavnica, Gothic Churches in Southern Slovakia

2000 – now patron of the cultural and community-oriented projects Žilina Stanička (a cultural centre), Divadlo Pôtoň (a theatre)

1994-2004 project manager of the Czech Paralympic Team

1993 – 2000 founder and director of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (NGO)

1971 Master’s degree in sociology, Comenius University, Bratislava

She received a number of honours and awards in the field of international relations and culture. She has authored a number of books, articles and essays on the topic of culture.

Martin Katuščák

Project Manager in Via Cultura; Institute for Cultural Policies

2013 PhD. in library and information studies, mediamatics and cultural heritage

2004 University of Edinburgh, University Library; training placement

2003 – 2010 Slovak National Library; Methodological and national coordination of the production and management of the Slovak digital library, participation in working groups in international projects such as MINERVA EC, TEL Plus, EDLnet (Europeana), TEL-ME-MOR

2003 – 2010 Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic; External expert in digitisation, digital access and preservation representing Slovakia in European groups and networks

2000 – 2002 Pochody magazine; executive member of the editorial board – publishing a magazine for arts and literature

Jana Oslancová

Project Manager of Via Cultura; Institute for Cultural Policies.

In 2011 she completed her Master’s degree in theatre management, Currently, she is a doctoral student in the Academy of Performing Arts, Theatre Faculty.

2012 Goldsmiths University of London, Arts and Administration of Culture, training placement 2012 – now Secretary of the Slovak Centre of AICT

2012 – now Secretary of the Department of Directing and Dramaturgy in the Academy of Performing Arts

2009 – 2012 Divadlo Aréna (a theatre), marketing and PR, production, assistant to the director

2010 Slovak National Theatre, Assistant to the Manager of Art Operation, student’s practice

2008, 2010, 2012 Festival Istropolitana, executive manager, supervising, coordination

Author of the Pro_kultúrne blog focused on measuring performance of culture and cultural institutions.