Experiment with peers
At La Belle Ouvrage, we are keen to observe professional developments and trends, at the crossroads between various fields (artistic forms, professional networks, public/private articulations, audience issues, public policies…). We work with professional participants from various institutions, jobs, regions and disciplines. We offer our training courses in Paris and elsewhere in France and Europe, creating partnerships with local venues and institutions.
La Belle Ouvrage offers training courses designed around four main approaches:
Peer-to-peer training groups:
Designed to meet the need of who are already experienced in a particular field, to confront one’s practice with the one of others, to develop one’s skills, to enlarge one’s understanding of the field. Most courses are offered one day a month throughout one year.
Issue-based training courses:
We identify some important topics, that are currently encountered throughout the field, such as European cooperation, community-based project, mobility, collective work ,…
Tailored offers “for you only”:
You would like to implement a made-to-measure course, one-on-one or with a group? We will develop with you courses based on an analysis of your needs, either by developing a brand new reflection on your own issues, or by using variations of topics already offered at La Belle Ouvrage.
Intercultural training courses:
We are regularly commissioned to design and run training courses gathering professionals from different countries in Europe. We aim at enlarging the understanding of Europe’s cultural diversity, both on a pratical and political level and at creating networks of professionals with shared experiences.
Below are a few examples of workshops we offer:
You are a venue, a festival, and agency, a stage director, etc… you carry an artistic and cultural project with your team and you would like to develop your skills in management and strategical vision for your organisation.
Strengthening your skills as a team and project leader in the performing arts,
12 days – one day a month during a year
A course designed for 8 project designers, which offers you a neutral , formal, and welcoming space, but not complacent, with no immediate professional objectives, to work out in depths how relevant and solid your projects are and outline your position. Based on peer-to-peer exchange, this course is focused on the management of your project and its strategical development.To take into account the length of time required to mature a project, the course takes place one day a month over a year.
You are a production manager or a manager in charge of audience development and educational programs and you would like to work on your skills in these fields to serve community-based projects in which relations with the audience is at the heart of the creative process.
Developing transversal skills for community-based projects
You would like to change field, profession, activity, area, to progress within your current position, or to better use your experience.
Developing and implementing job mobility,
Examining your own professional mobility is essential in the current unstable social climate. We offer courses focused on the exploration of people’s wishes, projects, skills, the elaboration of a mobility project including its feasibility, and the practical tools required to implement it (curriculum vitae, cover letter, interview, research, networking, etc.).