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Philanthropic Picnic

Marie-Eve Collin + Ludovic Delrieux +
Amy Blackmore + Catherine Bourgeois +
Sylvie Pouliot

In a relaxed atmosphere, focaccia in hand, come and discuss the question of engaging with communities, which is more essential than ever in the cultural sector. How can we nurture the relationship between an organization and its audience? How can philanthropy benefit the field as a whole? How should you approach it if you’re a small organization? Enjoy a generous serving of testimonies and wise advice.

In association with Les Conversations philanthropiques en culture

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Marie-Eve Collin (FTA) Moderator

A true theatre kid, Marie-Eve Collin devoted years of study to the art (BA, UQAM 2015). After several years as a street performer, she discovered a passion for the business side of things and pursued graduate studies in arts management (MA, HEC 2021).

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Ludovic Delrieux (FTA) Moderator

Ludovic Delrieux has been in charge of philanthropy and partnerships at FTA | Festival TransAmériques since 2017. He holds a master’s in Art History from Université Paul-Valéry-Montpellier (2010) and a master’s in Arts Management from HEC Montréal (2016).

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Amy Blackmore (Théâtre MainLine/Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal) Guest

Amy Blackmore is the Executive and Artistic Director of MainLine Theatre, the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival and the Bouge d’ici Dance Festival. A META-nominated (Montreal English Theatre Awards) choreographer, Amy studied contemporary dance at Concordia University. 


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Catherine Bourgeois (Joe Jack et John) Guest

After studying scenography and directing, Catherine Bourgeois co-founded the company Joe Jack et John in 2003, for which she has developed, co-authored, and directed nearly a dozen works.

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Sylvie Pouliot (Théâtre Aux Écuries) Guest

From a young age, Sylvie Pouliot has pursued her career in the cultural field with passion. Trained as an actress and director, she is involved in all areas of activity relating to arts and culture.

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