On the proposal of Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, the President of the Republic has appointed Sylviane Tarsot-Gillery, Director General of Artistic Creation in Cabinet on November 7, 2018.

Sylviane Tarsot-Gillery has held the positions of Administrator of the Théâtre de la ville, President of the National Theatre Centre, Deputy Director General of the Institut français and Delegate General of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. Within the Ministry of Culture, she was notably deputy delegate for plastic arts and regional director of cultural affairs of Haute-Normandie.

Since 2014, Sylviane Tarsot-Gillery has been Director General of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF).

Sylviane Tarsot-Gillery succeeds Régine Hatchondo who has been appointed Managing Director of Arte France.