Born in the north of Germany as a captains’ daughter Katja Lucker started her career as an actress in Berlin in 1990 but quickly became successfully self-employed as a cultural manager. Her portfolio ranges from managing tasks at the 'Kesselhaus Kulturbrauerei' Berlin and the 'Karneval der Kulturen' to a work with Karlheinz Stockhausen at 'Haus der Berliner Festspiele'. From 2007 until 2011 she continued working as a project manager for creative industries during Ruhr.2010 – the European Capital of Culture. Throughout the whole time she also acted as a driving force in various local music networks in her position as associated member and juror of divers Berlin music promotion programs. Since January 2013 Katja Lucker has been appointed music representative of Berlin to establish the Musicboard Berlin. On top of succesfully running Musicboard Berlin since then, Katja Lucker also established the festival Pop-Kultur in 2015 which will continue with a second edition in 2016 in several venues in Berlin Neukölln from August 31st - September 2nd.