On the unanimous proposal of the jury, Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, approves the appointment of Sarah Cherfaoui to the position of Executive Director of the Argentine Cultural Association (ASCA) – L'Ouvre-Boîte, SMAC de Beauvais, in consultation with Xavier Bertrand, president of the Hauts-de-France region, Nadège Lefebvre, president of the departmental council of Oise, and Caroline Cayeux, mayor of Beauvais and president of the agglomeration community of Beauvaisis, as well as Nicolas Merlot, president of ASCA. Sarah Cherfaoui will take up her duties in September 2018.

Sarah Cherfaoui is the Director of Just About…, a cultural engineering structure she founded. She has been supporting communities, businesses and associations in carrying out their cultural projects and events since 2016. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Director General of the Clermont-Ferrand community of municipalities, with special responsibility for coordinating cultural affairs, and as Director of the CAL, Clermont Cultural Centre.

Sarah Cherfaoui is considering the artistic and cultural project of the ASCA in order to inscribe it in a territory in which she perfectly masters the stakes. It aims to open the structure to the neighbourhood, and more broadly to the city and the region. It will carry the demand for “culture everywhere, by everyone and for everyone” by forging links with regional cultural actors. His project thus fully responds to the challenges of a unique equipment that is based on two poles of activity – the music pole with the Ouvre-Boîte and the images pole with the Agnès Varda cinema.