Sarah Lugthart graduated in 2004 from the University of Utrecht (New Media and Digital Culture). She started working at the Dutch Institute for Animation Film (NIAF), where she was primarily responsible for festival distribution. After that she got the chance to work for the Association for Film Theatres in Brabant (VBF), which merged in 2009 to become the current Kunstloc Brabant. She organized workshops, film screenings and network meetings.
“With Master's students I always feel there is a level playing field. I'm not a professor who is going to tell you how things are; students have just as much to say about the subjects that we discuss as I have. The discourse surrounding animation us still emerging and maturing, and I feel animators -not just academics-have something to add to that.”
Alongside her work at the academy Sarah Lugthart was also a member of the Professional Arts Fund Committee (Subsidieregeling Professionele Kunsten), Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur (BKKC), and an advisor on animation for the Dutch Film Fund in 2011 and 2012.
Exhibitions & Bibliography
She has written articles for multiple online magazines such as Cut-Up and Urban Mag and is currently a contributor to Konkav.