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CANCELLED: Prepare your career, prepare your life as an artist – CQM

9:30AM to 3:30PM


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  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 15:30 p.m., including one-hour lunch
  • Wednesday, November, 8, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 15:30 p.m., including one-hour lunch
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 15:30 p.m., including one-hour lunch

This training aims to provide young dance and music artists with the knowledge and skills they need to:

  • clearly define their artistic, professional and personal projects;
  • clearly articulate their artistic mission;
  • mobilize and manage the resources they will need to carry out their projects and achieve their goals.

The aim is to train participants in the elements and stakes of a career in dance or music, and to anticipate the challenges they will face. It’s an introduction to the life of an artist, and training in the basic concepts of a good career.



  • Identify and prioritize personal, artistic and professional goals and projects.
  • Detail and order the actions and tasks needed to carry out your projects.
  • Define, state and communicate your personal mission.
  • Assess your financial needs and those of your projects, draw up a budget and learn about the main sources of financing.
  • Manage time and tasks.
  • Know the basic principles of good team management.
  • How to network

Who can benefit from this training?

Young dance artists who have just graduated or are at the very beginning of their career.



Since the age of 20, Robert Leroux has pursued a career as a professional musician, playing with major instrumental ensembles such as the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre du Centre National des Arts and the Ensemble de la Société de musique contemporaine du Québec, as well as with recording artists, radio and television.

He was dean of the Faculty of Music (1988-1997) and of the Faculty of Continuing Education (1997-2001) at the Université de Montréal, where he was also full professor and head of the percussion class until 2013.

Today, he is president of Percumédia, a web development agency, and founder of Entrepren’arts, an organization dedicated to the professional development of artists.



A driving force in Quebec City’s artistic milieu, Harold Rhéaume has built up a prolific, accessible, authentic and profoundly human body of work since his debut with the Groupe de la Place Royale in 1989. An instinctive dancer with a passion for Fred Astaire, art, architecture and human relations, his work is concrete, expressive, sculptural and highly sensitive. An auteur, theatrical and aesthetic dance that has charmed audiences across Quebec, Canada, France, Belgium, Scotland and the United States.

A versatile artist involved in his community, he is artistic director of his company Le fils d’Adrien danse, named in memory of his father. He is also a teacher, animator, lecturer and artistic consultant, in addition to producing several choreographies for theater, circus, symphonic music and opera.



Contact Brigitte Des Rosiers
Training Coordinator
514 524-1310


This training program, offered by the Conseil québécois de la musique in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse, is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Quebec government, through the Intervention-Compétences program administered by Compétence Culture.

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