Anne-Catherine Sutermeister will join the Foundation in February 2024 as Head of Community Engagement, Arts and Training Programmes - Switzerland.
Anne-Catherine has worked in the cultural sector for more than 25 years. She worked in cultural organisations (Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale universitaire, Théâtre du Jorat), in higher education (La Manufacture in Lausanne and HEAD-Geneva), in cultural policy (Canton of Berne, Pro Helvetia Foundation Board, State of Valais), and as a consultant and trainer (MAS in cultural management at the University of Lausanne/Geneva), which gives her a global view of the cultural sector.
In 2019, she took a sabbatical in South-East Asia and Australia, meeting artists and cultural managers and interviewing them to learn more about their realities and best practices. At the same time, she completed her yoga practice by training to become a yoga teacher. She is interested in mental health issues and takes classes in first aid.
Anne-Catherine is delighted to join Initiatives of Change, connecting her different passions.