Under the tripartite agreement between Emploi-Québec, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (MCC) and the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail (CPMT), Emploi-Québec undertakes to make available the amounts needed to carry out continuing training activities under its Mesure de formation de la main-d’œuvre, volet entreprises (MFOR-e) in accordance with the priorities established regionally by Services Québec.

To facilitate broader access to continuing education for professional artists and workers in the arts and culture sector, the Direction régionale de Services Québec de l’Île-de-Montréal (DRSQIM) subsidizes arts and culture training projects.

The training activities of the Montréal component are part of the regional intervention in the area of continuing education for people working in the arts and culture residing or working on the territory of the Island of Montréal. The CFC is responsible for evaluating and prioritizing the training needs of the cultural labour force on the territory of the Island of Montréal.

The CFC also coordinates the distribution of the subsidy budget that may be requested from Services Québec by the promoting organizations and ensures an appropriate selection of training projects. This exercise is based on rigorous analyses of training needs. Subsidy applications submitted by the sponsoring organizations are validated by Services Québec.

To receive financial assistance from the MFOR measure, contact the sector supervisor in your discipline.


Fonds de développement et de reconnaissance des compétences de la main-d’œuvre (FDRCMO)
Two programs: Impulsion-Compétences and COUD (short-term training program)
The promoter who wishes to apply to this fund must request prior notice from the sectoral committee for manpower in culture: Compétence Culture.

Mutual training fund for the audiovisual sector
The Institut national de l’image et du son (L’inis) is the mutual training organization for the audiovisual sector. Its mandate is to structure, develop and organize a training service offer adapted to the characteristics and needs of its workers through the mutualization of contributions from employers subject to the Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition.

Cultural mentoring
The Carmelle and Rémi-Marcoux Chair in Arts Management at HEC Montréal manages the Cultural Mentorship program with the support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, whose objective is to offer managers in the arts and culture sector the opportunity to benefit from a transfer of experience through the guidance of a mentor.
Deadline October 1 and May 1

Canada Council for the Arts
Professional Development for Artists
This component promotes the career development of Canadian artists and groups of artists by encouraging them to take advantage of a wide range of development opportunities.
Supporting Artistic Practice
This component supports the career development of Canadian arts professionals by encouraging them to share knowledge and participate in a wide range of development activities.

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