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In 2022, the Association have about 390 members (including about 40 volunteers and 9 Board members, exempt from dues), and 55 individual patrons.

The Association has been chaired by Myriam Grandmottet since the General Assembly of June 5, 2018 (where the Board of Directors unanimously elected her). She replaced Bernard Sertout who had spent 11 years in this position. She is the first woman to preside over the Association since its creation in 1948.

The Board of directors of the association

The board of directors

  • Myriam Grandmottet, chairwoman
  • Jean-Michel Badet, vice-chairmen
  • Agnès Leval, treasurer
  • Geneviève Lorach, secretary
  • Fabrice Ferez and Bernard Sertout, assessors
  • Myriam Loriod, Jean Mislin and Daniel Sechter, elected members
  • Yves-Marie Lehmann, honorary members (unelected)

Representatives members of authorities and public bodies

  • Nabia Hakkar-Boyer conseillère régionale déléguée de Bourgogne Franche-Comté
  • Salima Inezarene conseillère régionale déléguée de Bourgogne Franche-Comté
  • Ludovic Fagaut vice-président, Conseil départemental du Doubs
  • Jean-Luc Guyon vice-président, Conseil départemental du Doubs
  • Cyrille Brero vice-président, Conseil départemental du Jura
  • Aline Chassagne adjointe au Maire, Ville de Besançon
  • Olivier Grimaitre conseiller municipal délégué, Ville de Besançon
  • Olivier Alno représentant de la Sacem
  • Arnaud Peruta directeur du Conservatoire à rayonnement régional du Grand Besançon


  • Jean-Michel Mathé
  • Élodie Farges
    Production manager / Coordination of the Competition
  • Prescyllia Doubey
    Communication manager
  • Ève Vernier
    Ticket office manager / Audience Development
  • Julie Pourchet
  • Romuald Boissenin
    Technical director

The Festival also depends upon its technical team and reception staff to sell tickets and welcome visitors, and is grateful for the precious assistance received from technicians at Kursaal and the Theatre. The Festival is also staffed by a team of volunteers who play an active role in the everyday running of the festival (assisting artists and visitors…)

Around the team