Brigitta Kovács

project manager

Artist manager, producer and cultural manager.

She dedicates her work to support emerging artists in developing their career, finding collaborators, funding, presentation opportunities locally and internationally. She holds a Management degree from Corvinus University Budapest, a Marketing Master degree from VU University Amsterdam and worked as the COO of Style Communications branding agency in Budapest for 3 years. 

She has been working in the performing arts sector since 2016, with a strong international focus. Her mission is to improve the precarious situation of Hungarian emerging artists and cultural workers, and improve their access to international funding and markets. She works with individual artists and art collectives, such as Beatrix Simkó (https://simkobeatrix.hu/) and Ladder Art Company (www.ladderartcompany.com). 

Besides, she is co-curator of Hungary L!ve Festival, whose latest edition was organised at HERE Arts Center in New York in May 2022. She’s also been involved in several international networks and programs, such as Tandem Europe, IETM, Bosch Alumni Network, Visegrad Grant projects, Erasmus+. In 2021 she became a CEC ArtsLink fellow and was hosted by Movement Research in 2022 for a 7-week residency. During her residency she was exploring different managerial approaches, fundraising strategies, organization structures, and the means to successfully engage with audiences, partners and communities. 

In 2019 she was selected in the SuSy Cultural Management program of Workshop Foundation and has been working in close collaboration with them ever since, partly through strategic consultations and joint thinking with Gergely Talló director. From January 2023 Brigitta took over the project management of Life Long Burning Creative Europe project from WSF’s side. Currently Brigitta is developing a project collaboratively with WSF, aiming to improve the management capacity for emerging artists in the sector. 

She has been working as a producer and production manager of Ladder Art Company since 2018, and is the project manager of the International Theatre Workshop Forum.