Board

Michael Thouber / Chair

Michael Thouber is director of Kunsthal Charlottenborg. He is the former channel manager of DR2, cultural editor at DR and advisor at e-Types. In addition, he is the founder of Udstillingsstedet 1% – an exhibition venue for international contemporary art that published the magazine ‘Kunstmagasinet 1%’. Michael Thouber is a double gold winner at the Creative Circle Award. Furthermore, he has been nominated for ‘Årets Københavner’ and has earlier this year received the main prize at the Artbeat Award.

Marie Breyen / Deputy chairman

Marie Breyen is CEO / Executive Producer, founder of ‘even Production Aps’, a film & TV production company that was established in 2016. Marie has previously been head of DR Event from 2006-2016 and before that worked 17 years at Nordisk Film. ‘even Production Aps’ today works, among other things, with producing documentaries and Marie is also one of the driving forces behind a national Science Year in 2022 https://videnskabsaar.dk/ and a natural science Christmas calendar “Kometernes Jul” which will be broadcasted in December 2021 on TV2 and a number of other platforms.

Susanne Hammer-Jacobsen

Susanne Hammer-Jacobsen studied Law at the University of Copenhagen, graduating in 1996. For many years she has worked in the insurance industry in a wide range of various positions, concentrating in recent years on strategy development and implementation, business development, internal and external communication, organization of workshops and major events, etc.

Per Kap Bech Jensen

Per Kap Bech Jensen is born in 1981 in Seoul and is educated as a playwright from Aarhus University in 2010. He is the theater director of the Nordic Theater Laboratory – Odin Teatret since 2021 (before that administrator at the same place since 2014). Through various projects, he has worked closely with how art and cultures can be a transforming force for communities through EU programs and very locally via the Village Laboratory (2015) with what the village’s DNA is. In 2010 he built the independent cultural institution DSI Swinging Europe (2010-2014, which worked with young jazz talents from all over the EU and the European Broadcasting Union. In addition, he sits on various boards including the Danish Talent Academy and the grassroots association Kulturdivisionen.

Tina Tarpgaard

Tina Tarpgaard is a choreographer and artistic director of Recoil Performance Group, which she founded back in 2005. Tina is trained as a dancer at the Ballet Rambert school in London and at Rudra Bèjart in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Governance at Copenhagen Business School. Her choreographic works, which are often cross-aesthetic works in collaboration with i.a. visual artists and bio-artists, has won several awards both nationally and internationally, including a Reumert ‘Best dance performance of the year’. From 2018-2021, she was a member of the Statens Kunstfonds Projektstøtte udvalg for Scenekunst. She also sits on various boards, including Neel Resling Halpern Foundation and Mo.Mak.