urKultur is an international arts consultancy, specialising in art commissions, feasibility studies, specially-curated programmes, fundraising strategies and events. urKultur draws on a substantial international network of contacts in the arts, business and politics. Clients include:
University of Oxford
The Liebermann Villa Berlin
The Jewish Community Thessaloniki
The Jewish Museum Frankfurt
The British Embassy Berlin
Ruth Ur, founder of urKultur, has over 20 years' international experience initiating and running flagship cultural projects. Previously Ruth held senior leadership positions at the British Council, including diplomatic postings as British cultural attaché to Israel (2003-06) and Turkey (2007-10) and later setting up new departments such as Arts & Development and later European Partnerships. As Director of the UK/India Year of Culture in 2017, Ruth curated the first-ever artwork to cover the entire façade of Buckingham Palace. She was the curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2002) and Director of My City: 5 Public Art Commissions Across Turkey. (2008-10). Ruth has worked in some of the world's most politically challenging environments including North Africa during the Arab Spring and in South Sudan. Educated at King's College Cambridge and with a Post Graduate Degree from the Courtauld Institute London, Ruth is now based in Berlin. Alongside urKultur, Ruth is Director of the German Friends of Yad Vashem and member of the board of the planned ExilMuseum and contemporary art space, Momentum Berlin.