In 2021, the Association had about 350 members (including about 25 volunteers and 9 Board members, exempt from dues), and 70 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 and Yves Descharmes, vice-chairmen
  • Agnès Leval, treasurer
  • Geneviève Lorach, secretary
  • Fabrice Ferez and Bernard Sertout, assessors
  • 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

Administration

  • Jean-Michel Mathé
    Director
  • Élodie Farges
    Production manager / Coordination of the Competition
  • Adèle Bernengo
    Communication manager / Cultural Action
  • Sophie Krichi
    Communication assistant (internship)
  • Flore Gallien
    Ticket office manager / Audience Development
  • Julie Pourchet
    Accountant
  • Romuald Boissenin
    Technical director
  • Martin Philippe
    production assistant during the Festival

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, handing out programmes and posters, etc.

Around the team