Doris Rothauer, Bureau for Transfer

Doris Rothauer is an art manager, consultant, coach, expert and author supporting and promoting social and cultural impact through arts and creativity. She believes in the change making power of art, design and creativity.

With her expertise in leadership, drawn from her institutional career as well as her coaching education, she helps develop a visionary and strategic thinking, to be able to design an impactful and sustainable future.

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Doris Rothauer
Vision & Strategy. Strategic Thinking for Creative and Social Entrepreneurs
Birkhäuser Verlag, 2018
ISBN: 978-3-0356-1496-1
152 pages, Ill. b/w
print und ebook

As a strategy consultant and coach, she helps art institutions and creative entrepreneurs to turn their visions into impactful strategies, strengthen their change making power and thus contribute to a better future for society with their work.


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Doris Rothauer
Kreativität. Der Schlüssel für eine neue Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft
(in German)
Facultas 2016
168 pages
ISBN 978-3-7089-1339-1

Facultas Verlag

As an author and lecturer she discusses the social impact of artistic creativity and how, through a creative mindset, we can develop new ways of acting, learning, co-creating and empowering in order to change our massively disrupted society for the better.


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Workshop “Social Repair: Art, Design & Impact”
The 8th Floor, New York, July 2018
Photo: William Furio/The 8th Floor

By developing and moderating new formats of interdisciplinary learning and connecting, Doris promotes the values and benefits of artistic and creative work for human and social development and helps building eco-systems of mutual support and co-creation. Recently, her focus shifted towards the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals by the UN) and how art institutions can contribute to the Agenda 2030.


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Doris Rothauer holds a PhD in Economics, a Masters Degree in art management and a professional training certificate as a systemic coach and consultant. She is also an Alumni of the Ashoka Visionary Program by Ashoka Austria.

After 15 years of working as an art manager in the art world, including leading positions in major art institutions, such as Director of the Vienna Secession and the Künstlerhaus Wien, she founded her own company, Bureau for Transfer, in 2006. Since then she has been working with more than 80 art institutions, creative entrepreneurs, educators and public agencies, building up an impressive network of clients and partners.

She is a Board Member of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK Festival and the CLB Collaboratorium in Berlin. She was Vice President of the Board of the Vienna Museum of Science and Technology from 2008-2019.

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