Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, in agreement with Gaël Perdriau, Mayor of Saint-Etienne, Laurent Wauquiez, President of the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Georges Ziegler, President of the Departmental Council of the Loire, approves the LIMACE Association (LIgérienne de Musiques ACtuElles) for the appointment of Ludivine Ducrot as director of the Scène de musiques actuelles-SMAC, Le Fil, in accordance with the proposal of the jury meeting on May 3, 2021.
Holder of a master’s degree in sociology applied to local development, Ludivine Ducrot began his professional career in live performance and contemporary music (La Chaudière Production, Biennale du Fort de Bron, etc.). In 2010, she joined the regional agency Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Live Show as a mission officer «economy and legislation of live show». In 2018, she took over the management of the regional network of current music «Grand Bureau». For fourteen years, she has been the director and programmer of a festival of contemporary music in the Green Valley in Haute-Savoie (Rock'n Poche Festival).
Ludivine Ducrot’s artistic project for Le Fil de Saint-Etienne aims to preserve the musical eclecticism that has always made the hall famous and to develop ambitious accompaniment devices for the emerging stage. She hopes that the reception of the public will be at the center of the project with in particular new formats (afterworks, lab of discoveries, etc.) and proposes to conduct a deep reflection on digital media and mediation tools. She hopes that Le Fil will remain a place of life open to partnerships and territorial cooperation with the city of Saint-Etienne, rich in a great cultural dynamism. Ludivine Ducrot intends to value employees, volunteers and associative governance so that it constitutes a base and a strong identity for the project and the place.
Ludivine Ducrot will take office on September 1, 2021. She will succeed Thierry Pilat, who led Le Fil from 2016 to 2021 and whose remarkable work the Minister would like to commend.