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Understanding issues of inclusion and cultural appropriation in the arts – RQD

9:30AM to 4:30PM
$15 - (actual value: $180)

Regroupement québécois de la danse, 3680, Jeanne-Mance Street, #440, Montreal


Become an ally in the effort to foster a thriving artistic and cultural ecosystem founded on fairness and inclusion

Prior registration required


The same training activity is offered twice. Select the group that best suits your availability.

  • Group #1 (13 places)
    Day, Month Date, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Group #2 (13 places)
    Day, Month Date, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Issues of inclusion and cultural appropriation continue to fuel debate within the artistic community. They are frequent sources of misunderstanding arising from misconceptions or lack of awareness of the subject, and they highlight the considerable challenges posed by diversity, intellectual property and freedom of expression.

As artists and cultural workers, we all need tools with which to reflect upon and analyze these key issues so that we can bring a critical and informed perspective to bear on our artistic approaches, hiring methods, and audience development practices.

Drawing on historical review, references and situation scenarios, this cross-sectoral training activity offers participants a basis for shared reflection, to go along with tools with which to analyze their practices and come up with solutions – even concrete procedures – that can be applied to their work or established within their organization in order to promote inclusion and equity.


Learning objectives

  • Identify and recognize issues related to inclusion and cultural appropriation in the arts sector, and understand their impact on professional practices.
  • Examine the thought processes, behaviours and practices that give rise to exclusion and cultural appropriation.
  • Identify what promotes inclusion and the recognition of contributions made by indigenous cultures.
  • Acquire reflection and analysis tools and use them to bring a critical perspective to bear on your approach, then develop the proper professional practices in regards to these issues.

Who can benefit from this training?

Artists, cultural workers and managers across all artistic disciplines. Available places will be shared between members of the RQD, the REPAIRE, the SMQ, the RCAAQ, IQ and the CQT.



Evanne Souchette © Emmanuelle Paule

 © Emmanuelle Paule

Trained in visual arts, Evanne Souchette is an EDI consultant in arts and culture. Particularly sensitive to the notion of decolonization, she is interested in the protection and promotion of cultural rights. Recently trained by the United Nations Organizationas part of the International Decade for People of African Descent, she is a member of the Youth Committee of the Canadian Commission for Unesco. She creates anti-racist training and raises awareness among organizations of the systemic obstacles encountered by racialized people.


This training activity is offered by the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD), in collaboration with the Regroupement de pairs des arts indépendants de recherche et d’expérimentation (REPAIRE, the Société des musées du Québec (SMQ), the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ), Illustration Québec (IQ) and the Conseil québécois du théâtre (CQT). It is made possible thanks to financial support from the Gouvernement du Québec and Compétence Culture, comité sectorial en culture, and with support from the Conseil de la formation continue Arts et culture de l’Île-de-Montréal.