News From Our Partners: Machinerie of the Arts Toolbox Launch Event

News from our partners

Machinery of the Arts

The Machinery is an organization dedicated to the performing arts community that uses a multi-pronged, customized and inclusive approach to pool tools, resources and expertise. The Machinery community brings together a mix of artistic and cultural aspirations and shares them with the world.

Management tools

To turn this vision into reality, the Machinery created 106 practical management tools during the fall of 2018 and made them available to the artistic community. They include templates, guides, outlines and proven methods that are ready for immediate application in a wide range of work situations. These concrete tools support the work of artists and cultural workers alike. These tools facilitate the execution of the various tasks that teams of professionals must perform and help improve their quality.

A bilingual Toolbox

To build upon this accomplishment, the Machinery has continued to develop its Toolbox through offering to the cultural milieu 85 additional tools in English, with 32 of these having new content. It is in a process of collective intelligence that the Machinery has partnered with allies who have made this enhancement of the Toolbox, now with nearly 200 models and templates, possible. The artist network ELAN, the service organization YES and the National Theatre School (NTS) are the collaborators of the English version of the Toolbox, with the help of a creative team, toolmakers, and accomplices. Together, this group has created tools of quality, that are relevant and adapted to the realities of managers, artists, and anglophone and allophone workers.

Unveiling of the tools

Taking the form of a professional virtual meeting, the Machinery team and our allies invite you to attend the presentation of the new Toolbox content and the unveiling of the bilingual Toolbox. In the company of artists and cultural workers, you can identify the new tools that you would like to work with and discuss live with our toolmakers.

By participating in this digital unveiling, you will also obtain access to the entire Toolbox (until June 30th, 2020), without having to become a member of the Machinery.

This professional meeting will take place June 18th at 10:00am, by videoconference.

To sign up:

The connection details will be shared with you by email.



Financial partners | Canada Council of the Arts (CCA), English-Language Arts Network (ELAN), Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM).

Creative content partners | English-Language Arts Network (ELAN), Youth Employment Services (YES) and National Theatre School (NTS).

Creative team | Rachel Billet, Mark Lawes, Katherine Lynch and Danielle Thibault.

Toolmakers | Lesley Bramhill, Patrick Lloyd Brennan and Amy Macdonald.

Accomplices | Analogos | John Detre, Gonzalo Coloma-Rospigliosi, Hanna Sybille Müller and Sophie Préfontaine.