Quebec touring networks and my positioning – La DSR
This training will help you develop key market positioning strategies, get to know and understand Quebec touring networks, and make them your allies.
Training offered in French only
Do you dream of taking your show on the road in Quebec? This training will give you the tools you need to knock on the right doors and approach the right presenters. It will improve your general knowledge of dance market development and promotion in Quebec.
After identifying the characteristics of your artistic approach and of the productions you intend to tour, the instructor will help you find the venues most likely to present your projects.
You will also learn about the essential steps in the life cycle and development of a show, with the aim of facilitating the professional relationship with the presenter.
Finally, we will explore how these networks (ROSEQ, Réseau Centre, Réseau Scènes, Objectif scène, Accès culture, RIDEAU, etc.) work, with special emphasis on programming timelines, touring criteria, loca touring conditions, etc.
A participant booklet as well as practical exercises will be available online during the training.
- To acquire a deeper knowledge of networks and how they operate.
- To determine your artistic positioning in order to identify the right presenters to approach.
- To obtain the tools to write a clear and relevant positioning.
- Understand the life cycle of a production and the touring cycles (presenter’s calendar) to understand the impact of their overlap on tour planning.
- To understand the presenters’ programming approaches and processes.
Who should attend this training?
For artists and cultural workers in dance, especially those with little or no touring experience or those just starting to develop their markets.
A few places are reserved for RQD members
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Marie Bernier has been active as a cultural worker for over 25 years, holding a variety of positions in the performing arts and production, including Touring Agent, Tour Director, Programming Assistant, Municipal Multidisciplinary Presenter, Summer Programming Coordinator, and School Audience Development Officer. Her mixed experience shapes her vision, which focuses on the importance of understanding her partners’ realities. She contributes to the development of a new generation of performing arts cultural professionals by offering training and support.
This training session was developed by Marie Bernier and La danse sur les routes du Québec (La DSR), with support from the Conseil québécois de la musique. It is offered by La DSR, the Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) and the Conseil québécois du théâtre (CQT). It was made possible thanks to financial support from the government of Quebec and Compétence Culture, the sectoral workforce committee for culture.