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Founding portrait of Achim Trautvetter: freiLand for Potsdam

Filmdrehsituation: Filmemacher erklärt Achim Trautvetter die Drehszene

The degree programme Arts Management and Cultural Work, which is unique in Germany, offers a sound education not only in the field of culture and media, but also teaches the basics of business administration and management skills. These are ideal conditions for working successfully as an independent non-profit organisation, as Achim Trautvetter's founding portrait shows.

Achim Trautvetter studied Arts Management and Cultural Work at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Although he had already been self-employed in the cultural sector before, he added "economic" management to his knowledge during his studies. When freiLand was put up for lease in 2010, Achim decided to take on the challenge and has been managing director of the non-profit organisation CULTUS UG ever since. The company is the sponsoring company for the self-managed youth and socio-cultural centre. freiLand is now home to over 50 permanent projects that reflect the diversity of Potsdam's cultural landscape.

In this portrait by filmmaker Andrej Tschitschil, Achim talks about the decision to opt for the legal form of a UG instead of an association and about the challenges and beauties of collective processes.

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