Martine Chalverat began her career after studying marketing as Secretary General of the Images Festival, a photography festival in Vevey, and then she took over the artistic direction of the Fri-Son concert hall for three years, a hall devoted to modern music. At the same time, she obtained a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Cultural Management from the University of Lausanne.
After two years in Tokyo, Martine worked for a foundation for the promotion of traditional wood engraving (Mokuhanga) in which she organized the first international conference dedicated to this art style and co-founded the festival Hors-Pistes Tokyo, a performance and cinema festival, she returned to Switzerland and obtained the position of Scientific Collaborator in the music field at the Federal Office of Culture where she proposed the concept and set up the Swiss Music Prize. As part of her activities at OFC, in 2013, Martine started the Post Digital Culture Symposium with the Les Urbaines Festival, which for three years proposed a reflection on contemporary art in relation to new technologies. She also organized a programme on cultural criticism in the media with the masterclass, “Where the Hell is the Press?” and several round tables.