peeng e.V. has been the official sponsor of eigenarten since 2000. The non-profit initiative was founded in Hamburg in 1999 and organizes intercultural encounters and international art projects. Among other projects, peeng e.V. has taken part in http://www.mural-global.org/mural global, a world-wide mural project devoted to the United Nations' Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, as well as the joint TV series Zwischenräume, which was aired on TIDE.
Judy Engelhard – co-founded the Hamburg Intercultural Forum and has been a member of eigenarten's organizing team since 2000. She studied teaching in Würzburg and Oldenburg, focusing on intercultural education. In Hamburg, she studied to become a a cultural manager. For over 20 years, Judy Engelhard has organized countless intercultural events and taken part in cultural projects in Latin American and India. Since 2007, she has worked as a freelancer for the Wilhelmsburg community center, organizing the Elbinsel Gipsy Festival since 2009.
Kai Peters – studied business administration and economics in Karlsruhe and Göttingen before working as a tax advisor and auditor and in the management sector. After returning to his native city of Hamburg in 1990 to work as a free-lancer, he became a consultant and trainer for, among others, communication enterprises, public institutions, and arts and cultural organizations. In 2000, work on an intercultural project led to the co-founding of eigenarten. Kai Peters also volunteers, serving, for example, on the board of the Goldbekhaus cultural center.
Susanne Römer – is a freelance cultural manager and ethnologist with over 20 years of experience in the field of arts and culture (including theater and festival production). She has worked in the fields of program development and communications and PR for diverse theaters, foundations and festivals, including the Goethe Institut, Junge Freunde der Kunsthalle Hamburg, Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, and the Forber-Schneider-Stiftung.