Each new edition of Manifesta is fundraised individually and managed by a mix of permanent international team members and local specialists. Manifesta works from its offices in Amsterdam and the Host City.
From its headquarters in Amsterdam, the permanent team of Manifesta provides the backbone to the governance and production of the European Nomadic Biennial. For each edition of Manifesta, the permanent team conceptualises a new project with the partners of the Host City. The Manifesta team works for extended periods on location to ensure the synergy between their international experience and local expertise is embedded as a legacy in the Host City. The continuity of Manifesta is based on openness, collaboration and knowledge transfer, propelled by a continuous stream of activity, in which research and curatorial innovation play an essential role.
Currently the local team consists of department coordinators based in Prishtina and will grow in the build up to the biennial.
The Business Department creates the administrative, legal and financial backbone structure in each edition and is liable for managing all financial, HR, legal, administrative, operational and governance aspects of the organisation.
The Research and Development department is researching a diversity of complementary funding models and implements an important part of the Manifesta budgets by fundraising for Manifesta 14 Prishtina, creating sustainable relationships with (inter)national public and private funders, including individual giving, sponsorships and other partnerships.
The Education and Mediation programme is an essential part of Manifesta that derives from encounters with a variety of home-based actors in Manifesta Host Cities, including inhabitants, educators, artists, historians, activists and associations. In each Manifesta edition, the programme takes different shapes while always placing audiences and collaborators at its core.
Manifesta 14 Prishtina Mediators:
Adelina Ismaili, Amalia Koleka, Anyla Kabashi, Avdyl Mustafa, Diona Kusari, Donjeta Mejtani, Era Qena, Ismail Myrseli, Vita Kasapolli, Shaha Hyseni.
COMMUNICATION, MARKETING AND PUBLICATIONS
The Communication, Marketing and Publications department is in charge of brand strategy, PR and media partnerships, design and brand identity, digital and social communication and community management, events, marketing, as well as creating all publications for Manifesta. The department is in charge of both internal and external communications.
The production department accompanies the conceptualisation of the programme and is responsible for the implementation of the programmatic ideas into concrete structures in close collaboration with external contributors such creative mediators, artists and participants, local stakeholders and team members.
Alb Berisha, Arbias Berisha, Imirez Dida, Shpend Gashi, Vesa Shahini,Fatlum Idrizi, Frank Kästner, Dritëro Krasniqi, Knut Kruppa, Arbnor Karaliti, Ærland López, Zgjim Pira, Armir Prenaj, Quinten Verhelst, Skender Xhukolli.
Arbias Berisha, Shpend Gashi, Dritëro Krasniqi, Zgjim Pira, Armir Prenaj, Vesa ShahiniConservatorBettina Bouttens
MANIFESTA 14 PRISHTINA BOARD MEMBERS
Hedwig Fijen, Director of Manifesta
Yll Rugova, Vice Chair of the Board of Manifesta 14 Prishtina
Andrea Cusumano, Former Councillor of Culture of the City of Palermo
Niels de Ru, Partner at Allen & Overy LLP law firm
Besa Luci, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Kosovo 2.0
Vesa Sahatçiu, Cultural Advisor to the Mayor of Prishtina