Quebec Presenting Networks and My Positioning – La DSR
Develop key market positioning strategies, get to know and understand Quebec touring networks, and make them your allies.
Do you dream of taking your show on the road in Quebec? Would you like to learn more about presenting work and presenting cycles? 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 key characteristics of your artistic approach and the productions you wish to tour, the instructor will help you find the venues most likely to present your work.
You will also learn about the steps in the life cycle and development of a show, to support your professional relationships with presenters.
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, local touring conditions, etc.
A participant booklet as well as practical exercises will be available online during the training.
- Acquire a deeper knowledge of networks and how they operate.
- Determine your artistic positioning to identify the right presenters to approach.
- Acquire tools to write a clear and relevant positioning statement.
- Understand a production life cycle of and touring cycles (presenter’s calendar) to understand how these can interact in tour planning.
- 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 beginning to develop their markets.
Marie Bernier has been active as a cultural worker for over 25 years, holding a variety of positions in the performing arts, including touring agent, tour manager, 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 also trains and supports new generations of performing arts cultural professionals.
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This training 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 is made possible through financial support from the Fonds de développement et de reconnaissance des compétences de la main-d’œuvre and Compétence Culture, comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre en culture.