MONTREAL, April 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Christine Saint-Pierre, Minister of
Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, has announced a new
agreement between her department and HEC Montréal aimed at optimizing
the management of artistic and cultural organizations. The $250,000
grant will allow Professor Johanne Turbide to pursue a vast research
project on preventing rather than managing financial crises in the arts
sector (Les crises financières dans le secteur des arts : prévenir plutôt que
guérir), begun in 2006.
According to Minister Saint-Pierre, this support will help continue the
work begun by HEC Montréal and Professor Turbide's team, designed to
guide organizations facing problems in the areas of governance,
succession and joint action.
Professor Turbide noted that the earlier research project had made it
possible to identify the major issues with an impact on the financial
vitality of cultural organizations, namely governance, succession
planning, skill transfer and the development of alliances with local
partners. The grant will help the team continue its reflection and work
proactively on developing more efficient and effective tools for
organizations. "As agents of the MCCCF, we will be an incubator for new
practices," she said.
This type of project is particularly relevant, given its participatory,
transparent approach, endorsed by stakeholders. It is hoped that in the
longer term this new practice incubator will revitalize Quebec cultural organizations.
"Professor Turbide is truly exploring a new field of knowledge. I am
convinced that her pioneering work in this area will benefit the entire
Quebec cultural sector, which is already known for its creativity and
vitality and - this is where we come in - also for its management
excellence," said HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry.
SOURCE HEC MONTREAL
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