Cultural evaluation | since 2016

Stemming from my activities as cultural manager, I was approached in order to conduct evaluations and surveys for Swiss dance organisations and subsiding bodies.

Positioning study of future cultural center Usine à gaz in Nyon after infrastructure extension

mandate of City of Nyon & Region of Nyon | 2019

After undertaking important transformations, adding a dedicated theatre stage to the current allrounder stage, the Usine à Gaz will open again in 2021 as a quite unique multidisciplinary venue for music an perfoming arts in the Lake Geneva region.

In this context, what are the needs and what is a strategy for this new infrastructure positioned between the two important artistic and cultural poles of Geneva and Lausanne? This study commissioned by the City and Region of Nyon provides orientations and recommendations on potential artistic positioning, governance models and financial sustainability for such a multidisciplinary infrastructure. The study findings build notably upon a comparison of cultural policies in a dozen equivalent cities, as well as a panorama and typology of music and theatre venues in the Lake Geneva region and beyond.

Read the press communique and download the report in French here.

Dance Promotion in Switzerland – Panorama Dance 2017

mandate of the National Culture Dialogue | 2018

The National Culture Dialogue coordinates public cultural policies at a national level (cities, cantons, state) through various working groups at both political and administrative levels. On behalf of its Dance Group, and with its support, I conducted a survey of more than 60 public funding bodies and as many dance venues and festivals.

This first state of the arts in the discipline at a national level aims at providing a basis for policy recommendations. In the report, the conditions in the Swiss dance sector, still insufficient despite many efforts made in recent years, are confirmed for the first time by statistical data. The report thus represents an important milestone for dance policy in Switzerland and will lead to the formulation of recommendations for improving and consolidating dance promotion.

After a period of consultation, the report was published in August 2019.  Read more in the news.

Read the press communique and download the report in French | German | Italian

Internal evaluation of the Swiss Dance and Theatre Awards

mandate of Federal Office of Culture | 2016

On behalf of the Federal Office of Culture, I conducted the intern evaluation of the Swiss Dance and Theatre Awards after the three-years pilot period. It consisted of an online survey addressed to the Awards’ laureates. The findings provided the Federal Office of Culture with an evaluation of the benefits and impacts of the Awards within both artistic sectors and fed into the Awards’ new concept.