Birgit Bogner runs art.e.m | artists & event management in Berlin. The agency operates in Germany and internationally for artists and projects mainly in the fields of global & world music, blues, jazz and cross over styles.
She was born in Vienna, where she gained experiences in concert, event and tour production for classical music, jazz, pop, rock – as well as music from Brazil and Italy.
After she moved to Berlin in the 1990s, she found herself so much inspired by this pulsating city, so that in 2005 it seemed the right moment to connect all her experience, her passion for music and her connection to musicians and music lovers around the world to celebrate musical and cultural diversity, and so art.e.m was brought into being.
In 2009, Birgit and Czech musician Joe Kuĉera initiated the “Europe Blues Train Festival”, a series of concerts presenting blues music “Made in Europe”, which started in Berlin and Prague, and has meanwhile expanded to a network of partners in different places in Germany and Europe.
In addition to these activities Birgit organizes projects in the fields of education, conferences and community events.