Sarah Eltschinger appointed bluefactory’s new culture manager

Sarah Eltschinger is to be bluefactory’s new culture manager. She succeeds Martin Schick, who has chosen to take on other challenges after more than five years with the innovation district. Sarah Eltschinger is a Fribourg native with extensive experience in production and artistic direction. She will join the BFF SA team on 1 March to lead the fast-developing site’s cultural projects.

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BFF SA has selected Sarah Eltschinger for the position of culture manager based on her solid background in production and artistic direction. Working part-time (50%), her mission will be to define and implement the innovation district’s culture strategy for 2024-2028. In this way, culture becomes a link between economic, academic, scientific, artistic, and social spheres in order to realise BFF SA’s aim to create essential synergies for driving innovation and developing an identity label. At bluefactory, Sarah Eltschinger will have the task of enhancing Fribourg’s cultural fabric, highlighting innovations in different artistic branches, while addressing as wide a public as possible. To achieve this, Sarah Eltschinger will also use her proven skills in project management, in collaboration with the network she has carefully built up over the years, and with the innovation district’s actors.

After a bachelor’s degree in French literature, economics and management at the University of Fribourg and having graduated from the Fribourg Conservatory with a certificate in drama, Sarah Eltschinger attended the Haute Ecole Romande des Arts de la Scène (La Manufacture) in Lausanne in 2020 where she obtained a master’s degree in theatre with a focus on directing. She completed her master’s degree in history and the aesthetics of cinema at the University of Lausanne in 2015. Throughout her career, she has been able to build bridges between the theatre and film worlds in Switzerland and abroad, taking on the roles of director, production manager and artistic director. Until the end of this month, she is starring in Nuithonie’s production of Le Carpatie, her adaptation of Maxim Kurochkin’s play. She will take up her position at BFF SA on 1 March 2024, with an occupancy rate of 50%.

About BFF SA

Founded in 2014, BFF SA aims to develop, build, operate, promote, and animate the bluefactory low-carbon innovation district. The site is now home to more than 400 people working in around sixty entities (SMEs, start-ups, innovation actors, and university research). It actively promotes the principles of sustainable development as well as those of the circular economy.

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