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NPO, Collective or Self-employed : Implement the model of your choice and learn how to manage your artistic projects

Registration require


  • Thursday, January 18, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 1st, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (including one-hour lunch)
  • Thursday, February 15, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (including one-hour lunch)

This “Artistic Management 101” course, consisting of a sixteen (16)-hour group activity followed by individual coaching, will cover the many aspects to consider when a dance artist decides to go “into business”.

Are you waiting for the answer to your first grant application and want to know what’s next? Are you wondering how to manage this money wisely, plan tasks, control deadlines, manage human resources and promote your project to make it a success? Do you have a few projects under your belt? Are you mid-career but still self-employed, and thinking of setting up your own NPO or joining a collective?

This training will provide you with the basic knowledge and tools you need to develop your management skills. You’ll become familiar with the different functions involved in managing an artistic dance project, from creation to dissemination.

You’ll also learn about the main organizational models, the NPO and the collective. You’ll learn what legal and administrative frameworks govern them, and how these structures can support your work. You’ll learn about the various steps, procedures and tasks involved in starting up and implementing an NPO or collective: identity, name and mission, information, documents and forms to be produced, obligations to be met, etc.


Individual support

At the end of the 360° reflection, as well as the learning and concrete exercises proposed in this training course, you’ll have new knowledge and concrete tools to successfully carry out the various stages and components of an artistic project: schedule, tasks, human and financial resources, promotion). You’ll also be able to plan and carry out the various administrative tasks required to start up, implement and manage an administrative structure adapted to the progress, deployment and development of your artistic projects, from creation to dissemination.



Au terme d’une réflexion à 360°, des apprentissages et des exercices concrets proposés dans cette formation, vous posséderez de nouvelles connaissances et des outils concrets pour mener à bien les différentes étapes et composantes d’un projet artistique : échéancier, tâches, ressources humaines et financière, promotion). Vous serez également en mesure de planifier et de réaliser les différentes tâches administratives nécessaires au démarrage, à l’implantation et à la gestion d’une structure administrative adaptée au déroulement, au déploiement et au développement de vos projets artistiques, de la création à la diffusion.


Who can benefit from this training?

For dance artists and cultural workers in administration at the start of their careers, who have no experience and want to find out what to expect in managing their artistic projects, as well as for new or mid-career artists and cultural workers with a few projects under their belts, who want to implement the organizational model best suited to their artistic vision and learn how to better manage their projects.


Want to take your management skills to the next level?

There’s a “sequel” to this training. Check it out : Develop good management and work organization practices for your artistic projects, NPO or collective



Danielle Thibault © Julie Artacho

 © Julie Artacho

Danielle Thibault holds a master’s degree in theater and a diploma in cultural animation and research from UQAM. She worked for more than 28 years with the Service de la culture de la Ville de Montréal. Among other things, she was responsible for the Théâtre de Verdure, headed the theater expertise committee, and designed, directed and led numerous training activities, in addition to writing a number of pedagogical documents.

She has taken part in several international missions and contributed to numerous juries. She has sat on a number of boards of directors and is well versed in the management of non-profit organizations. She has also served as interim executive director of Alliance chorale on two occasions (2018 and 2020), as well as interim executive director of CQT (November 2022 to April 2023).

She provides consulting services to artists and artistic companies in various disciplines. Her offer covers in particular the fields of dissemination and network development, grant writing and the improvement of management, organization and governance practices.


This training, offered by 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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