Our Team :

Sophie Guénebaut


Graduated in Management, Human Resources and Political Science, Sophie Guénebaut was a Director of the Centre Dramatique National de Béthune, the Office National de Diffusion Artistique and the Rocher de Palmer. She was Director of Zone Franche, a network of World Musics. Since 2004, she has been working on the drafting and management of European projects for many cultural actors and has obtained European funding under the ESF, ACP Culture, Europe Creative, ERDF, Interreg and Erasmus+. She is an associate lecturer in the Master’s degree in Cultural and Intercultural Projects Engineering at Bordeaux Montaigne University.

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Eric Nezan

Administrative and financial manager

Eric was a director of the Trans Musicales de Rennes and the Fabrique Pola Bordeaux. After 15 years of professional experience, he joined the LABA team as administrative and financial manager. It supports the management of our local development projects (ESF, ERDF, LEADER).

Maud Gari

Head of Development and Marketing

With her diploma in hand and a passion for music, Maud spent 6 years in charge of the administration and productions of the classical music label Mirare Productions, a partner of La Folle Journée. Curious, she works for a structure for experimentation and reflection on digital citizenship practices, the Nantes-based association PiNG. Leaving the Grand Ouest for the South West in 2012, she lands at the RAMA in Bordeaux, which gives her, as an administrator, a solid experience of the Aquitaine territory and of managing a network. The meeting with Philippe Couderc, president of FEPPIA and FELIN, marks a turning point in February 2015: she becomes coordinator of the federation, then general delegate in January 2017 until February 2020.


Pierre Brini

Head of coaching and training

Former director of Mezzanine Spectacles and former co-director of the European cultural network Banlieues d’Europe, Pierre Brini is a specialist in European programmes (Leader, Interreg, Erasmus+, Europe Creative…). Involved in the training of actors in European programmes, he works on European fundings and cultural entrepreneurship in initial and continuing training (ARTES, ARDEC, la Belle ouvrage). He is Associate Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble.

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Margaux Velez

Cooperation project manager

Margaux Velez, a graduate of the Professional Master’s Degree in Cultural and Intercultural Projects Engineering at Bordeaux Montaigne University, has worked on cross-border cooperation projects within the Basque Country’s Urban Community (Interreg Atlantic Area and POCTEFA Programme). She manages and supports European cooperation projects (Erasmus+ and Creative Europe) at Le LABA.

Emilie Baron

Cooperation Project Assistant

After a Bachelor’s degree in Cinematography and Audiovisual, Emilie Baron obtained a Professional Master’s degree in Cultural and Intercultural Projects Engineering (Bordeaux Montaigne University) in 2019. She has knowledges of the artistic and associative sectors thanks to multiple volunteer and internship experiences. She submitted an Erasmus+ mobility project to exchange good practices between innovative European libraries on users participation and wrote a thesis on the challenges of participation in the public librairies in France.

Christophe Dabitch

Project Manager

After a Bachelor’s degree in modern literature at the University Bordeaux Montaigne, a Master’s degree in literature at the Sorbonne, a Master’s degree in political science at Paris II and a DUT in journalism (IJBA, Bordeaux), Christophe Dabitch worked as a freelance journalist for fifteen years (written and audiovisual press, daily press and magazines: Sud-Ouest, La Nouvelle République, France 3, Le Festin, Le Passant ordinaire, Le Monde diplomatique, Passages, La Lunette, literary critic for Le Matricule des anges…). He has directed documentaries and magazines for television (Dabic and Dabitch, a Serbian cousin for Arte, Le Dernier exil for France 3…).

Collaborators :

Hervé Castelli

Expert in design and coordination of partnership projects, synthesis, writing and communication, design and animation of training activities, knowledge of institutions and professional networks. He was a project manager at Pays Quartier d’Aquitaine, a researcher at SGAR, before taking over the management of the Rocher de Palmer project, then the deputy management of this establishment, a place located in a priority and innovative district in the field of CCI.

Maïté Cosnard

Doctor of Economic Sciences and founder of Eleo Conseil, Maïté Cosnard is mainly involved in the setting up and management of European projects (ERDF, ESF, INTERREG, PCRD…), the carrying out of territorial and sectoral studies and evaluations and the support in the definition of territorial projects. Its main areas of intervention are economic development, employment, integration, sustainable development, the social and solidarity economy.

François Pouthier

Co-head of the Professional Master IPCI (Engineering of Cultural and Intercultural Projects) at Bordeaux Montaigne University, he is also lecturer at Master II Law and Administration of Cultural Establishments (UB) and at CoMédiA – Professional licence in Project Design and Artistic and Cultural Mediation. Partner in Passages laboratory, he is working on regional parks. His career path has been both in associative fields and public authorities. He was Director of the Institut Départemental de Développement Artistique et Culturel (iddac33), cultural agency of the Gironde Departmental Council from 2000 to 2016.

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