We appreciate your interest in our activities and programs. Please feel free to contact us. Together, we will look for perspectives of citizen-commissioned art in your region and support you in clarifying feasibilities.

We can jointly find out if and how the New Patrons model fits your community, institution, or mediational practice, and what it takes to offer civic art to people. If you have a potential commission, we will let you know if a mediator is active in your area. We will also tell you if we have the ability to start a project with you or find funding for it in perspective.

If you are not sure whether your issue is suitable for the New Patrons model, please ask us. We will be happy to listen to you!


General Requests
Marie Alex
T +49 (0)30 5779 2856

Press Contact
Henriette Sölter
T +49 (0)30 5779 2856


Gesellschaft der Neuen Auftraggeber gGmbH

Alexander Koch

Office Management / 
Program coordination Citizen-commissioned Dance and Performance
Marie Alex

Program Consultant Citizen-commissioned Dance and Performance
Line Spellenberg

Henriette Sölter

Holger Friese

Accounting / Allocation Law
Nataliya Makarova

Annette Hulek

Gesellschaft für Kunst und Mediation im Bürgerauftrag e. V.

Susanne Burmester

2nd Chairwoman
Lea Schleiffenbaum

Holger Friese


Michael Annoff

Susanne Burmester, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Wiebke Dröge, Hanau, Hesse

Joosten Ellee, Baden-Wurttemberg

Holger Friese, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Gerrit Gohlke, Brandenburg

Kathrin Jentjens, Rhineland

Francis Kamprath

Anne Kersten

Roland Knieg, Hesse

Alina Kokoschka

Bianca Kruppa

Hannah Mevis, Saarland

Mirl Redmann

Lea Schleiffenbaum, Southern Brandenburg and Ruhr area

Pascal Simm, Kiel

Eva Clara Tenzler

Sophia Trollmann, Brandenburg

Roman Weindl, Bavaria

Anna Wiese, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Read more about our mediators

Advisory Board

Dr. Brigitte Franzen, managing director of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation in Aachen, director of Senckenberg Naturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main

François Hers, artist and founder of the Nouveaux Commanditaires (New Patrons)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Howaldt, director of the Social Research Center Dortmund, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at TU Dortmund University

Markus Müller, founder and director of communications agency BUREAU MUELLER, curator

Prof. Dr. Iris Reuther, senate building director of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, head of the Department of Building and Urban Development

Previous team members

Boushra Adi, website and database
Miriam Breuer, coordinator pilot phase Rhineland/Ruhr area
Hanna Doering, coordinator pilot phase Brandenburg
Anna Freedman, office management and accounting
Jeanette Gogoll, editor
Gerrit Gohlke, head of regional development for pilot phase until 12/2022, mediator since 01/2023
Nadine Grünewald, coordinator pilot phase Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Denhart von Harling, press
Julia Jung, project manager
Anne Kersten, scientific associate/editor until 12/2021, mediator since 03/2023
Stephanie Kinsky, communications
Karola Matschke, project manager
Tanja Pfefferlein, coordinator pilot phase Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Sara Pfrommer, accounting
Theresa Pommerenke, coordinator pilot phase Brandenburg
Peter Porwitzki, coordinator pilot phase Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Raphael Reher, project manager 
Uta Rüchel, Office Management
Clara Maria Schulze, coordinator pilot phase Brandenburg
Saskia Santos Gomes, coordinator pilot phase Rhineland/Ruhr area
Sophia Trollmann, coordination mentoring program and regional development until 12/2022, mediator since 11/2020