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 Machinerie’s Toolbox contains nearly 300 practical and strategic tools designed to improve management of artistic projects and cultural organizations. It provides professional frameworks for planning, organization and simplified management in the area of culture. The purpose of the tools is to improve and facilitate quality of work through templates, guides, outlines and methods for immediate application to specific work situations.

A vast array of guides and theoretical solutions is available. The Machinerie’s project was to develop practical tools built by the people who use them. We therefore worked with experienced managers to compile and compare current work methods.

The results are tools that are versatile, collaborative and informative, but especially simple to use. The Machinerie is aware that there are many different work solutions and these tools are intended to be among the many legitimate options out there.



To access the tools

The Toolbox is a unifying project that mobilized 10 leading partners in the culture sector, 14 cultural creators/tool developers and five financial partners. The free distribution of the tools is designed to democratize knowledge and foster professional development.

Financial partners: Conseil des arts du Canada, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Caisse de la culture, English-Language Arts Network (ELAN).

Creative content partners: Agence Mickaël Spinnhirny, Culture Montréal, Culture pour tous, École national de théâtre (ENT), English-Language Arts Network (ELAN), Québec numérique, LA SERRE – arts vivants, La Vitrine culturelle de Montréal and Youth Employment Services (YES).

Creative team: Rachel Billet, Morgane De Bellefeuille, Mark Lawes, Ariel Lefebvre, Jod Léveillé-Bernard, Katherine Lynch, Roxana Pasca, François Richer, Danielle Thibault and Ingrid Vallus.

Toolmakers: Benjamin J. Allard, Pierre-Marie Audard, Amélie Aumont, Laureen Bardou, Lesley Bramhill, Adrien Bussy, Hélène Couture, Anne-Flore de Rochambeau, Catherine Desjardins-Jolin, Karla Étienne, Caroline Ferland, Josée Guérette, George Krump, Patrick Lloyd Brennan, Amy Macdonald, Joana Neto Costa, Sarah Pinelle, Jean-Pierre Primiani, Lydie Revez, Hanneke Ronken, Jovanny Savoie, Olivier Simard-Hanley and Sébastien Turcotte.

Associates:  Analogos | John Detre, Bernadette Blain, Gonzalo Coloma-Rospigliosi, Hanna Sybille Müller and Sophie Préfontaine.

From the left: Josée Guérette, Hanna Sybille Müller, Benjamin J. Allard, Amy Macdonald, Bernadette Blain, Danielle Thibault, George Krump, Hanneke Ronken, Jod Leveille, John Detre, Mark Lawes, Patrick Lloyd Brennan, Adrien Bussy, Lydie Revez, Hélène Couture, Sophie Préfontaine, Joana Neto, Olivier Simard-Hanley