Access to human resources was a major topic of discussion, initially centring on the theatre sector. From that discussion, a group of about 10 artists and cultural workers dreamed up a mechanism capable of improving conditions of practice for creators and managers working in the performing arts. They were able to turn the 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. La Machinerie was established as a not-for-profit organization in 2014 and has operated since then as a collective effort of the artistic community, providing members with solutions to the various issues they often face.
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