Helmut Seidenbusch

At Wider Sense Trafo I offer our partners professional and agile management of their projects based on great experience.

Helmut Seidenbusch ist Geschäftsführer von Wider Sense TraFo und setzt Projekte für Stiftungen, Unternehmen und Verwaltung um.

Helmut Seidenbusch heads the non-profit project management organization Wider Sense Trafo. Around his content focus on culture, education, social impact and as an experienced foundation and cultural manager, he and his team take care of the realization and implementation of civil society projects on behalf of and in cooperation with our partners from the foundation landscape, public administration and companies.

Previously, Helmut headed the Cultural Education department at Stiftung Mercator in Essen and was also a board member of the Council for Cultural Education. As such, he was responsible for the „Kreativpotentiale“ program, among other things. During his time as Program Director Musical Promotion at the Bertelsmann Foundation in Gütersloh, his projects were dedicated to the potential of art and music to support equal opportunities, cohesion and tolerance in society.

In his own agency „Seidenbusch Musik Management“, Helmut combined the classic artist agency with a consulting office for program development, music mediation and successfully offered services on fundraising. In addition, he developed a continuing education format for participation, taught at the Detmold University of Music, the University of Bielefeld and is regularly invited as a guest lecturer for lectures and courses in the context of cultural education. After completing his master’s degree in „Theater and Orchestra Management“ at the HfMDK Frankfurt, Helmut was a scheduler and production manager at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe and head of education and sponsorship at the Beethovenfest Bonn.

After studying voice in Salzburg, Basel and Utrecht, Helmut pursued an international career as an opera and concert singer for 15 years. Important stages of his singing career were the Lausanne Opera House, the Basel Theater, the Frankfurt Opera, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Lincoln Center Festival New York and the Semperoper Dresden.

Why did you choose working for Wider Sense?

Since moving from music and theater to the nonprofit sector, I have enjoyed every day being able to help develop, implement, and support projects that create social impact. At Wider Sense Trafo, I am able to pursue this concern in a particularly quality way.

What is a random fact about you?

Of course, I am still deeply connected to music and theater, now just as an audience and in cultural-political discourse. But I also love nature and especially the mountains and mountain sports in summer and winter.