À la Carte Services

À la Carte Services are customized, ad hoc support services provided by the Machinery team to meet the immediate organizational needs of artists and arts companies. They can take various forms.
La Machinery’s team of seasoned managers have complementary areas of expertise. They are now making their skills available to help build management capacity in the arts community. The Machinery consultant will work in a spirit of collaboration and experience-sharing to help meet organizational needs.

Examples of À la Carte Services :

  • Strategic consulting and planning
  • Review of grant applications (in English and/or French)
  • Idea development for a communications campaign
  • Project management (web redesign, daily work organization, etc.)

 

To apply for this service: contact  info@machineriedesarts.ca.

Note that the availability of À la Carte Services is subject to the skills and schedules of the Machinery team.

Support Unit

Placing the artist at the heart of a performing arts skills cluster, the Machinery gives the artist access to managers with specific expertise. The support team is made up of both the Machinery team members and specialized cultural workers.

The goal is to accelerate the development of established or growing artistic companies by mobilizing a cell of managers to respond directly to the artist’s needs. The support is therefore tailored to suit the company’s business models and objectives.

Support Units vary according to the unique reality of each creator, but all are deployed over a timeframe of at least one year. The artists can rely on the Machinery’s support to manage their growth, structure their not-for-profit or assist with daily operations. The model is flexible. The goal above all is to allow them to achieve their full creative and organizational potential!

A number of Support Units formulas are possible:

  • Delegation of general joint management
  • Organizational capacity building
  • Development of a specific strategic focus

Companies supported include: 14 lieux (Martin Messier), Cœur battant (Catherine Vidal), Productions Onishka (Émilie Monnet), Compagnie Katie Ward (Katie Ward), Un et un font mille (François Grisé).

To know more on how to register to receive this support : info@machineriedesarts.ca

Please note that due to the investment involved in this type of support, La Machinerie examines every program application carefully and cannot guarantee acceptance of new artists.

Collaborations Unit

The Collaboration Unit is a mechanism for connecting applicants with a related resource at the Machinery in order to establish a collaborative working arrangement for a specific one-time project.

The Machinery has assembled a pool of more than 150 cultural workers in various occupations with a wide range of specific skills and expertise. The Machinery’s team handles the arrangements to connect the applying artist with seasoned managers from Quebec’s arts community who are able to fill the organizational need in a spirit of collaboration and experience sharing.

Collaborations Unit examples :

  • Strategic positioning
  • Production marketing tools
  • Chart of accounts and accounting data entry
  • Legal establishment of a business (registration, licence, etc.)

 

To apply for this service: Contact  info@machineriedesarts.ca.

Collaboration Unit terms and conditions

Collaboration Unit terms and conditions
The Machinery will plan a meeting between the applicant and the resource to confirm their interest in working together, set out the nature of the collaboration and provide a framework for the process.
A collaboration agreement is signed jointly by the parties and the Machinery’s management. It describes the nature of the work to be completed, the goals set collectively and any identified remuneration.
The Machinery collects a fee from both parties calculated according to the value of the collaboration agreement. The fee is 1% for the applicant and 5% for the resource, with a minimum service charge of $5. Note that the amount is capped at $50 for the applicant and $250 for the resource.
The Machinery establishes a process of assessing the collaboration in order to guarantee quality of service. Through this process, the Machinery thus ensures that the work ethic established in the applicant/resource relationship meets our organization’s philosophy and values.