(Re)designing a development plan
January 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2021
Schedule : from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
[ 18-hour group workshop + 1 hour of individual follow-up per participant ]
January 11, 2021
Maximum number of participants
CostSubsidized Rate: 39.40$
Actual Value: 262.60$
In order to be eligible for the subsidized rate, participants must reside in Quebec and either be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,or hold a work permit (open or closed). In addition, they must have one of the following employment statuses: Self-employed individual or Support for Self-Employment Measure, employee of a non-profit organization or a company whose payroll does not exceed $2,000,000, recipient of Employment Insurance or Social Assistance, recipient of an employment integration measure, or unemployed.
A computer and a good wifi connection.
What is a development plan? What is its purpose? And how is it built? How can this tool help us adapt to unexpected events or new development opportunities? After all, it is an integral part of any project creation or company development process. This workshop will give artists, performance-makers, and cultural workers in circus arts a solid foundation that will enable them to carry out a development plan and then seize opportunities to optimize it and adapt it to various realities.
James Tanabe was Artistic Director at Cirque du Soleil before becoming Senior Director of Creative Strategy. After leaving Cirque du Soleil in 2019, he became an independent consultant to help financial institutions, governments, businesses and individuals evaluate investment opportunities in live entertainment. He also serves major live entertainment companies, helping them develop business plans to attract investors. James Tanabe is a polymath whose passion lies at the intersection of science, the performing arts and international entrepreneurship. A graduate of MIT and the National Circus School of Montreal, he holds a master's degree in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School with a specialization in international strategy for the creative industries. His business experience includes six years of artistic entrepreneurship in Asia and two years as a consultant for McKinsey & Co.
Course #1 (2 hrs)
Presentation of an interactive overview of the uses and components of a development plan from simple to complex
Course #2 (2 hrs)
Individual exercise in building a hypothetical circus arts project to practice thinking about a business plan
Course #3 (2 hrs)
Group work to practice the application of these learnings to each participant's projects with the support of the trainer
Course #4 (2 hrs)
Discussion and analysis of what works and what does not work in each of the development plan case studies presented
+ One hour of individualized follow-up per participant after the workshop