Foundation Bodies

The main foundation bodies of Akademie Schloss Solitude are the Foundation Board, the Executive Board and the Board of Trustees.

The Foundation Board consists of a representative of the State Ministry, a representative of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and a representative of the Ministry of Finance of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The Foundation Board is the Foundation’s leading body, and supervises the activities of the Executive Board.

The Foundation’s Executive Board constitutes the Akademie’s management team. It is tasked with conducting the business of the Akademie within the framework of the Foundation’s objective.

The Board of Trustees constitutes the following:

  • up to twelve prominent individuals from the arts (including at least two each from the fields of fine arts, performing arts, literature and music)
  • up to twelve prominent individuals from public life, academe and business who identify with the goals of the Foundation
  • two representatives of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg gGmbH
  • one representative of each of the parliamentary groups of the German Landtag (State Parliament)
  • one representative from the city of Stuttgart

The Board of Trustees advises the Foundation Board and the Akademie management on all fundamental issues. It elects an Advisory Board from among its members, which provides ongoing support to the Akademie in its capacity as a working committee. The members of the Foundation Board are entitled to attend the meetings of the Board of Trustees in an advisory capacity.

Foundation Board

Jutta Krug

Martin Neumaier

Petra Olschowski

Claudia Rose

Board of Trustees

Rainer Balzer

Representative by virtue of office
Member of the Parliament, AFD

Matthias Bruhn

Representative of the public sphere
Director of Herrmann von Helmholtz-Zentrum of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Jan Bürger

Representative of the sphere of art
Deutsche Schillergesellschaft e. V. / Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach

Peter Carp

Representative of the sphere of art
Director of Theater Freiburg

Ursula Eid

Representative of the public sphere
State Secretary ret., Berlin

Alexander Farenholtz

Representative of the sphere of art
Former Executive Board/Director of Administration of the Federal Cultural Foundation, Halle

Irmgard Maria Fellner

Representative of the sphere of art
Commissioner for Foreign Cultural Policy at the Federal Foreign Office

Marc Gegenfurtner

Representative by virtue of office
Representative of the state capital, Stuttgart
Head of the Kulturamt Stuttgart

Klaus Harms

Representative of the public sphere
Robert Bosch GmbH

Albrecht Hauff

Representative of the public sphere
Managing Director of Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart

Peter Hofelich

Representative by virtue of office
Member of the state parliament, Social Democratic Party

Leni Hoffmann

Representative by virtue of office
Member of the Advisory Board of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

Wolfgang Holler

Representative of the public sphere
President of museums at Klassik Stiftung Weimar

Florian Höllerer

Representative of the sphere of art
Managing Director of Literarisches Colloquium Berlin

Florian Hölscher

Representative of the public sphere
Vice Prime Minister ret. and Minister of Economics ret. of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Anna Konik

Representative of the sphere of art
Curator, AIR program, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

Annette Kulenkampff

Representative of the public sphere
Managing Director of documenta and Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH, Kassel

Sabine Kurtz

Representative by virtue of office
Member of the state parliament, CDU

Christa Linsenmaier-Wolf

Representative of the public sphere
Director of Kulturamt Fellbach

Anna Lipphardt

Representative of the sphere of art
Professor for cultural sciences, University of Freiburg

Brigitte Lösch

Representative by virtue of office
Member of the state parliament and Vice President of the state parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Green Party, Stuttgart

Margareth Obexer

Representative of the sphere of art
Author, Berlin

Simone Rehm

Representative of the public sphere
Vice Rector for Information Technology, University of Stuttgart

Iris Reuther

Representative of the public sphere
Senate Building Director and Head of the department of construction and urban development of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Elke Ritt

Representative of the public sphere
Head of Arts at the British Council Germany, Berlin

Friedrich Schirmer

Representative of the sphere of art
Artistic director of Württembergische Landesbühne Esslingen

Sabine Schirra

Representative of the public sphere
Director of Kulturamt Mannheim

Nils Schmid

Representative by virtue of office
Member of the Advisory Board of Kunststiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg

Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka

Representative of the sphere of art
Chief Curator, a-i-r laboratory, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle 

Szilvia Szigeti

Representative of the sphere of art
Designer in Budapest

Nico Weinmann

Representative by virtue of office
Member of the Parliament, FDP

Jürgen Wertheimer

Representative of the public sphere
Professor for Modern German Literature and Comparative Literature at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Advisory Board

Jan Bürger

Deutsche Schillergesellschaft e. V. / Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach

Peter Carp

Director of Theater Freiburg

Marc Gegenfurtner

Representative of the state capital, Stuttgart
Head of the Kulturamt Stuttgart

Klaus Harms

Robert Bosch GmbH

Peter Hofelich

Member of the state parliament, Social Democratic Party

Leni Hoffmann

Member of the Advisory Board of Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

Florian Hölscher

Vice Prime Minister ret. and Minister of Economics ret. of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Sabine Kurtz

Member of the state parliament, CDU

Brigitte Lösch

Member of the state parliament and Vice President of the state parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Green Party, Stuttgart

Friedrich Schirmer

Artistic director of Württembergische Landesbühne Esslingen

Nico Weinmann

Member of the Parliament, FDP