for makers from all disciplines

The MAI’s workshops are tailored to artists seeking to engage with the professional arts milieu. Workshops are open to everyone, however priority is given to Indigenous, Black and racialized artists, as well as Deaf artists, artists with disabilities and artists from the LGBTQQIP2SAA community.

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Vivacité Clinic

One group session followed by 6 hours of one-on-one support from a grant-writing consultant

individual online sessions, due to the pandemic context

This unique workshop is designed specifically for artists who have a first draft of an application ready (including a project description and a project budget). Each participant receives 6 hours of one-on-one support from an experienced grant-writing consultant. 

This workshop is open to artists who wish to submit an application to the CALQ’s Vivacité program. Offered by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), Vivacité grants are destined for “professional artists and writers who were born outside of Quebec or Canada or who are part of a visible minority group (i.e. of African, Asian, Middle-Eastern, Latin-American descent or who are of mixed origin – i.e. origins that include at least one of the above-mentioned groups”.

The role of the grant-writing consultant is not to write the artist’s proposal, but rather to give concrete, constructive feedback and to share skills that will strengthen the artist’s application.

registration deadline: February 11th 2022


Clinic 360 with La Machinerie des Arts (Building upon Knowledge and Practice
to Sustain your Creative Work)

Workshop for artists and curators of all disciplines

8 sessions of 3 hours

Clinic #1 – Thursday February 3rd, 2pm -5pm
Clinic #2 – Thursday February 17th, 2pm -5pm
Clinic #3 – Thursday March 3rd, 2pm -5pm
Clinic #4 – Thursday March 17th,2pm -5pm
Clinic #5 – Thursday March 31st, 2pm -5pm
Clinic #6 – Thursday April 14th, 2pm -5pm
Clinic #7 – Thursday April 28th, 2pm -5pm
Clinic #8 – Thursday May 12th, 2pm -5pm

Online sessions

Workshop: February 3rd-May 12th 2022

Along with the Machinerie des arts, the MAI (Montreal, intercultural arts) is organizing a workshop consisting of 8 online sessions. These bilingual and free workshops offer participants the opportunity to acquire or strengthen knowledge and skills of various kinds to sustain their creative work. These personalized micro-training courses aim to equip artists by deepening their understanding of the issues related to the management of their professional journey and by diversifying their fields of knowledge. During the bimonthly meetings, participants will be able to exchange freely with their peers – in groups and in sub-groups – on their experiences and specific challenges.

Each 3-hour session will include 1 hour of lectures / presentations, 1 hour of hands-on workshops, and 1 hour dedicated to questions / answers and tool presentations (with two breaks).

deadline to sign up: January 10th 2022