On the unanimous proposal of the jury, Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture and Communication, gave her approval to the appointment of Béatrice Daupagne as director of L'arc, scène nationale du Creusot, in full agreement with David Marti, Mayor of Le Creusot, André Accary, President of the Departmental Council of Saône-et-Loire, Marie-Guite Dufay, president of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region and Antoine Diaz, president of the association.

In keeping with the territory of Le Creusot and its economic fabric, Béatrice Daupagne’s project will bring together arts, science and technology. The multidisciplinary programming will give full place to live performance and visual arts through the continuous presence of artists in and outside the walls of L'arc.

The project will be resolutely focused on children, youth and student life through dedicated programming and training in arts and cultural education.

Béatrice Daupagne also intends to continue and develop tours in the rural municipalities of the South-West of the department of Saône-et-Loire, artistic productions in remarkable sites and territorial residences.

In the Parvis, the national stage of Tarbes since 2000, Béatrice Daupagne was, since 2009, secretary general in charge of cultural development. She had previously directed the contemporary art space Les 4 mains and the Centre Jean Giono de Manosque.

The Minister would like to extend a warm welcome to Célia Deliau, who has been appointed to head the Pôle national des arts du cirque and rue d'Amiens.