Learning Map

The Learning map is a simple, easy-to-access self-learning tool for the arts and culture community. It consists of 8 modules covering the essentials of arts management. 

In each module, learners are invited to navigate between the information to discover :

  • Short presentation videos
  • Inspirational interviews with arts practitioners
  • Exercises for individuals and groups
  • References to tools, articles to read and organizations to discover 

The courses are designed to offer an interactive experience so that they can be consulted at one’s own pace, areas of interest and learning capacity. The modules aim to be an enriching and inclusive experience!

The 8 modules have been designed to personalize navigation within the course according to the user’s interests.

The modules : 

#1 : Overview of the arts ecosystem (French available/English coming soon)
#2 : Définir son identité artistique et ses communications (FR)
#3 : Gestion d’une production artistique (FR)
#4 : Rassembler une équipe de création et de production (FR)
#5 : How to write grant applications? (French available/English coming soon)
#6 : Diversifier ses sources de revenus (FR)
#7 : Tenir le cap sur sa gestion administrative (FR)
#8 : Déployer une pensée stratégique pour sa carrière et ses projets (FR)
  • To access and explore the modules, log into our virtual space once you are part of our community. To join it and create your online account, follow these steps.
  • To search for specific tools and contents, consult our online directory.
  • Contact us for any other questions.

Ideation and content creation : Rachel Billet
Project coordinator and general graphic facilitator : José Lara Menéndez
Project assistant : Yvonne Patel
Content contributors : Marie Ayotte, Morgane de Bellefeuille, Thérèse Ghobriel, Ariel Lefebvre, Brice Noeser, Michaël Toppings, Ingrid Vallus
External feedback : Marie-Jeanne Beaulieu
Translation & revision : Bernadette Blain, Brice Noeser, Michaël Toppings, Yvonne Patel
Graphic facilitation (summary sheets) : Visual Versa – Alina Gutierrez M.
Production studio : Scratch Takes – John Castillo, Caylamina Roberts, Liz Bellotti, Alex Francoeur, Priam David
Graphic designer : Okhan Orhan
Voice actors : Maxime Beauregard-Martin (français), Laurence Clinton (anglais), Lucas DiTecco (anglais), Laurence Régnier (français)
Interview guests : Lilie Bergeron, Julie-Marie Bourgeois, Kim-Sanh Châu, Karla Étienne, Caroline Ferland, Catherine Gauthier, George Krump, Stéphanie Laurin, Sylvie Lavoie, Émilie Martel, Nick Maturo, Marlène Morin, Dorian Nuskind-Oder, Dominique Rheault, Angélique Willkie
Artwork in interviews : Dédale 22-01 de Jean-Sébastien Denis

The Machinerie would like to thank its funders for their trust in this initiative and for their financial support throughout the creation of the Learning map. The Learning map was funded with the support of the Government of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

The Essentials

The Essentials are 60-minute online lunchtime training sessions given by a guest on a specific arts management topic. These one-time events are part of a larger series of events that respond to a broad theme.

The Essentials were developed to provide an opportunity for artists to do a quick learning event that is easier to fit into their schedule than a longer educational activity. In a presentation format, our guest will share knowledge and experiences related to the topic. At the end of the session, participants will be able to ask questions in the chat room but there will be no discussion period.

In order to make this activity accessible to as many people as possible, we have opted for a scale of rates to allow each person to contribute according to their means: $10 (accessible rate), $15 (regular rate), $20 (generous rate).


The Coffee-chats are morning professional gatherings in which we introduce you to a personality who inspires us and who holds a remarkable uniqueness. These occasional activities are part of a larger series of activities that respond to a major unifying theme. The Coffee-chats were set up with the objective of enhancing some of our professional relationships, breaking isolation, arousing inspiration and curiosity, and even answering some organizational questions that might be on the minds of artists and cultural workers.

In the format of an interview, our guest discusses with a member of the Machinerie team a subject of concern to us in order to highlight their innovative approaches. Also, with the idea of initiating discussions on management practices, a period of exchange with the public is always planned, in order to respond to certain real needs and issues experienced by members of the cultural community.

360 Clinics

The 360 Clinics are designed to equip the next generation of artists who want to develop independence and acquire new management skills. The clinics take the form of six micro-training sessions that cover a number of topics in administration, strategy and communications.

During the meetings, we aim for a cohort effect. Participants are asked to share their issues and experiences in relation to the theme of the workshop in question. A climate of learning is fostered through this exchange as well as via contributions from the Machinerie’s team as well as guest speakers.


There is currently no registration period for the 360 Clinics.


Cohort 22-23 | in partnership with Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI)
Hanna Zoubeida Krabchi, Sonia S Reboul, Akim Ade Larcher, Emmanuel Zuniga Salas, Shanna Aristil, Bea Chintoh, Paola Andrea Sterling, Viktor Zeta, Elahe Moonesi, Dulce Pinzon, Luis Antonio Rocha, Maryam Eizadifard, Juan Carlos Prada, Martin Dang and Steffie Boucher.


Cohort 21-22 | in partnership with Théâtre Aux Écuries

Mélodie Bujold-Henri, Olivier Hardy, Juliette Ouimet, Maude Choquet-Blanchette and Juliette Pottier Plaziat (Collectif NU.E.S), Hilaire and Sofia (Les Créations Unuknu), Chann Delisle (Moutarde Forte), Louis-Philippe Savard (Théâtre le Mimésis), Emilie Demers and Romain Gailhaguet (Collectif Flow), Karine St-Arnaud (Théâtre sous la Main), Ines Adan and Paola Huitron (NoMásClavos), Léa Plissoneau and Anaëlle Lacoste (Elles fallait), Maxime Mompérousse and Gabrielle Bertrand-Lehouillier.

Cohort 21-22 | in partnership with Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI)

Nikita Peruzzini, Charles Gao, Chantal Partamian, Carolina Chmielewski Tanaka, Ellie Chartier, Nicole Leroux, Germain Ducros, Camille St-Jacques Couture, Lidia Barreiros, Margaux ORST, Myriam Le Ber Assiani, Sarah Toung ondo, Fiorella Giuliana Litán Pineda, Hoor Malas, Alida Esmail and Favielle Petit Clair.

Cohort 21-22 | in partnership with the Conseil culturel et artistique francophone de la Colombie – Brittanique (CCAFCB)

Kris Fleerackers, Thérèse Champagne, Ingrid Brousillon, Joylyn Secunda, Anaïs Pellin, Isabelle Rousseau and Audrey Gaussiran.


Cohort 20-21 | in partnership with Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI)
Soroush Aram, Baharan Baniahmadi, Davide Chiazzese, Marthe Halvorsen, Moïa Jobin-Paré, Hea R. Kim, Lynn Kodeih, Paige Krämer Rochefort, Nasim Lootij, Alyag Malkhassian, Diyar Mayil, Renata Paciullo Ribeiro, Lavinia Picu, Patil Tchilinguirian, Kathy Alexandra Villegas and Elsy Zavarce.

Cohort 20-21 | in partnership with Théâtre Aux Écuries
Sofia Blondin, Laurence A. Clavet (Théâtre des Trompes), Sarianne Cormier, Laurence Emery, Marie-Ève Groulx (Collectif Tôle), Marina Harvey (Collectif Tôle), Antonia Leney-Granger (Théâtre du Renard), Gabriel Morin (Le Complexe), Véronique Pascal (Les compagnons baroques), Anaïs Pellin (Kleine Compagnie), Isabel Rancier (Théâtre du Fret), Karine Sauvé (Mammifères), David Strasbourg (Le Complexe) and Marc-André Trépanier.


Cohort 19-20
Marie-Jeanne Beaulieu, Jean-François Boisvenue (La nuit / Le bruit), Anneke Brier, Késia Demers (Productions Erapop), Nicolas Guillemette, Gabriel L’Archevêque (Productions Erapop), Léo Loisel (Castel Blast), Antoine Pelletier (Productions Erapop), Guillaume Rémus (Castel Blast), Claire Renaud (La nuit / Le bruit), Stefania Skoryna (Nous Sommes L’Été), Olivia Sofia (Castel Blast).


Our Expert Workshops provide a forum for artists and cultural workers to share experiences. Each workshop has a theme selected in line with concerns identified by the Machinerie’s members. In a small-scale setting, facilitators lead an exchange based on the participants’ realities and issues. At the end, participants are able to enrich their professional practice and identify potential solutions for tackling the issues addressed.