People working in arts and culture are often self-employed or have precarious or non-standard employment. They have very different prerequisite skills from one another, and they must pursue their careers in parallel with the development of their skills.
Faced with this diversity of experience and these constraints in terms of availability, targeted, specialized and short-term training is favoured in order to allow immediate and concrete application of the training elements received. Since cultural organizations are essential to the development and support of people working in the arts and culture, the eligible fields of expertise concern both the needs of individuals and the needs of organizations.
The preferred training activities are in the following fields of expertise:
Development of disciplinary skills
Aims to develop skills related to learning specific to a recognized cultural discipline (artistic, technical, associated). This field covers the improvement of disciplinary practice or the deepening of knowledge related to a specialized function.
Development of related competencies
Aimed at the development of competencies related to learning specific to a cultural discipline in a field related to the participant’s main disciplinary field. This field covers complementary skills that improve the versatility of people working in the arts and culture.
Development of skills in new technologies as a disciplinary tool
Aims to develop skills related to the new information technologies used as disciplinary tools. This field covers skills improving the mastery of tools and software integrated into the participant’s disciplinary practice.
Development of skills in new technologies as a management tool
Aims to develop skills related to the new information technologies used as management tools. This field applies to self-employed workers, freelancers and cultural organizations and covers skills that improve mastery of management tools and software. This includes, but is not limited to, work organization, databases, finance and accounting, computer graphics and digital retouching, social networks, or online transactions.
Development of the overall knowledge of the arts, culture and law community
Aims at the development of knowledge related to the cultural industry as a whole. This field covers the broader knowledge of the legal environment, the economic environment, partnership opportunities or the search for funding. This includes, but is not limited to, contracts, revenue sources, venues and equipment, customer service or data. Management skills for individuals relate to career management. Management competencies for organizations relate to the management of cultural organizations.
Aims to develop skills related to the learning required to develop a career, whether as a self-employed worker or freelancer. This field covers a variety of competencies related to management skills, administration, taxation, promotion, development of the entrepreneurial spirit and business development. Management skills for organizations relate to the management of cultural organizations.
Management of Cultural Organizations
Aims to develop the skills needed to manage cultural organizations. This field covers a variety of competencies related to management skills, administration, taxation, promotion and business development. This includes but is not limited to public relations, marketing, merchandising, market and client development. Training activities strictly related to human resources management are not eligible.
Development of knowledge related to the globalization of artistic activity
Aims to develop skills related to the export of artistic expression. This field covers the development of international markets in the limited context of the Quebec and Canadian markets to ensure sufficient income for artists and arts and culture artisans. This includes, but is not limited to, the management of the movement of collections for international distribution, the organization of international events, distribution to external markets (film, publishing, music), the international transportation of works or export.
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