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 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.