La Machinerie was established as a not-for-profit organization in 2014. Since then, we have operated as a collective effort of the artistic community, providing members with solutions to a wide-range of issues.
A central theme of our early discussions was access to human resources, especially within theatre. A group of artists and cultural workers imagined an operation capable of improving conditions of practice for creators and managers working in the performing arts. They were able to turn this dream into reality.
This brainstorming group included Nini Bélanger, Christine Curnillon, Véronique Fontaine, George Krump, Étienne Langlois, David Lavoie, Valérie Michaud, Jacques Vézina and Mélanie Demers.
Brainstorming committee, business plan development
Establishment of not-for-profit status under the temporary name Le Bureau, gestion des arts
Finalization of market research with Daigle/Saire