Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Federal Cultural Foundation is comprised as follows in accordance with § 7 of the Foundation’s charter:

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Monika Grütters, Minister of State for Culture and the Media

Representative of the Foreign Office

Michelle Müntefering, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office

Representative of the Federal Ministry of Finance

Bettina Hagedorn, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance

Representative of the Bundestag

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, Former President of the German Bundestag
Burkhard Blienert, Delegate of the German Bundestag
Marco Wanderwitz, Member of the German Bundestag

Representatives of the federal states (Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs)

Rainer Robra, Head of the State Chancellery and State Minister for Culture in Saxony-Anhalt
Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, State Minister of Science and the Arts in Saxony

Municipal government representatives

Klaus Hebborn, Councillor for Education, Culture and Sports, German Association of Cities
Uwe Lübking, Councillor, German Association of Cities

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Foundation of German States

Tobias Hans, Minister-President of the Saarland

Leading cultural and artistic figures

Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy, professor for Art History, Berlin
Dr. Hartwig Fischer, Direktor des British Museum
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolf Lepenies, sociologist, Berlin

Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees represents the highest level of decision-making at the Federal Cultural Foundation. It sets the guidelines of the Foundation’s activities and decides on its funding priorities. Based on the recommendations of the Executive Board, the Board of Trustees appoints the Jury which selects the applications in General Project Funding.