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What is the Presenter’s toolkit?


The Presenter’s Toolkit is part of a Canada-wide initiative to bolster the training and professional development of performing arts presenters and of cultural workers within the presenting field.

The Presenter’s Toolkit is:

     > a database of skills development resources on subjects that interest you
     > a directory of arts consultants
     > best practices and innovative approaches recommended by your peers
     > a wealth of audience development tips and tricks of the trade
     > a calendar of professional development and networking events
     > a virtual library to optimize your professional activities

Whatever your current situation, your educational level or your learning style, new competencies can help you to meet your objectives. Whether you are just looking for information on a specific topic, you wish to pursue additional training or you want to review your career plan, the Presenter’s Toolkit is your one-stop shop for lifelong learning in the presenting field.


The Presenter’s Toolkit is a joint initiative of RIDEAU (Réseau indépendant des diffuseurs d’événements artistiques unis) and the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF) for the Alliance des réseaux de diffusion des arts de la scène (ARDAS). It was developed in conjunction with the Canadian Arts Presenting Association / Association canadienne des organismes artistiques (CAPACOA).


The Guide de développement de public was formulated by 50 Carleton, in collaboration with Frédéric Julien (Réseau Ontario) and Carole Trottier (FCCF), with supervision by Colette Brouillé (RIDEAU). The section on model practices was created with the assistance of presenting institutions throughout Canada.

The creation and the ongoing development of the Presenter’s Toolkit were made possible through the financial support of Canadian Heritage.


Canadian Heritage

Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (SAIC)

Conseils régionaux de la culture du Québec

Conseil des ressources humaines du secteur culturel (CRHSC)

Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en culture (CQRHC)

Réseau Ontario


Programming and integration
Célestin Ferland, Classe Affaires
Jean Sébastien Parent, Classe Affaires
Web Design
John McLachlan, Gliss Media
Jean Faucher
Guide de développement de public
50 Carleton
Project Supervision and Coordination

Special thanks to Maryline Ulysse, first webmaster of the Presenter’s Toolkit.

Ce projet est rendu possible grâce à Patrimoine canadien et au Secrétaire aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes du Québec

Design by Classe Affaires