ReferentInnen des 9. Kulturpolitischen Bundeskongresses

Ib Christensen

*1952, graduated in 1979 from Aarhus University, Faculty of Political Science, Denmark. He has been working with culture and leisure administration through his entire career in Aarhus Kommune. Since 1999 he is Head of Cultural Department in the City of Aarhus. In the 90’es he was the head of economy and administration in Aarhus Festuge (Aarhus Festival) and in Kulturhus Aarhus (Cultural Centre). In the years from 2007 to 2012 the Cultural Department was expanded with the bidding team for European Capital of Culture. From 2013 planning for 2017 was handed over to the private foundation Aarhus 2017. Cooperation between the foundation and the city is still very strong, and the Cultural Department is now working hard on the legacy strategy for the city to secure long term effects of the Cultural Capital project.