Dr. Norbert Sievers studied sociology and pedagogy at the University of Bielefeld. Since 1982 he has worked as managing director and from 2013 to 2017 as general manager of the nationwide Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V. (Association of Cultural Policy) based in Bonn. As of 2012 Norbert Sievers has additionally been in charge of the Institut für Kulturpolitik (IfK) (Institute for Cultural Policy) of the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V. He has published numerous scientific articles on cultural policy issues, not only in these publications. Thematic focuses were cultural policy and cultural promotion, social culture and association work. Since his retirement in 2019 Norbert Sievers is engaged as scientific adviser to the board and the directing management of the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft. From 1988 to the end of 2019 Norbert Sievers was also honorary managing director of the Fonds Soziokultur e.V. (Socio-Cultural Fund). From 2015 to the end of 2019 he has been spokesman of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Bundeskulturfonds (Working Group of the Federal Cultural Fund).