The Fabric
(30 seats) - Meeting (fr/en)
May 24 2017
(8:45 pm-10:15 pm)
Pro Pass
$349 Regular price / $269 Student price.


Imagined as a session of speed consulting, Chromatic Pro’s incubator express allows artists and cultural entrepreneurs to benefit from an expert’s experience.
This exceptional, one hour and a half event lets participants set up a meeting with our coaches for exclusive, fifteen minute individual exchanges. Whether it concerns financing, requesting grants, project management, communication, marketing or even legal advice, if it concerns culture and arts, it is the place to be. Join us and meet the pros !
After getting to know all the coaches, chose one, show your project and ask your questions !
Registrations upon arrival. 20 minutes by each coach. Limited space available.
Photo credit: Charlie Bourdeau

iC Montréal
Project Manager

Madeleine Bazerghi

Madeleine Bazerghi is an intrapreneur, educator, musician, photographer and traveler. She holds two degrees from McGill University in Electrical Engineering and in Philosophy.  Her love affair with education began close to 30 years ago when she began her career as an electronics instructor. Recently she morphed into something slightly different – an intrapreneur – a person who develops new ventures but, within an organization.
She took the leap into entrepreneurship in 2011 with the founding of Dawson College’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education and, in 2016 with iC MTL- a business incubator for the creative and cultural industries. She is the incubator's manager and it's entrepreneur in residence. Because of her very own creative background, Madeleine loves to help students and creative and cultural entrepreneurs launch ventures.
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Conseil des arts de Montréal
Visual and digital arts advisor

Marie-Michelle Cron

Before becoming a Visual and digital arts councillor with the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Marie-Michèle Cron was first an art critic, then a contemporary art curator for fifteen years. During this period she participated in a number of juries and published many texts and essays on visual and digital arts in Montreal.

URBANA Marketing

Ana Marinescu

Ana Marinescu is recognized for her result-focused approach and for her capability to connect, motivate and inspire.
As founder of URBANA Marketing, an experiential marketing agency focusing on the creative and cultural industries since 2006, she has contributed to the success of numerous entrepreneurs and over 40 non for profits, while leading internationally acclaimed projects for clients such as Giorgio Armani, Diesel and Just for Laughs.
Ana teaches a course on Customer Creation with iC MTL, Dawson College's entrepreneurship incubator. She holds an MBA from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, where she taught for two years a course on motivation and where she will be facilitating marketing and social media seminars in the Fall of 2017.
Photo credit: Jimmy Hamelin

ORER Communications
The Artist Entrepreneur
Business management consultant for artists and creators

Catherine Orer

Catherine Orer is a Business and PR Strategist for artists and creative entrepreneurs. Her extensive marketing and communications experience in the corporate sector and in the contemporary art market inspired her to found The Artist Entrepreneur, where she empowers artists to build personally fulfilling and financially successful businesses with marketing, PR, and sales strategies that actually work. 
Catherine also teaches at iC Montréal, a not-for-profit business incubator dedicated to cultural and creative entrepreneurs, and sits on the board of the Sylvie and Simon Blais Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting new practices in contemporary art.

Dawson college
Fine Art photographer and Chief inspiration officer

Linda Rutenberg

After thirty years as an entrepreneurial photographic artist, creating fine art photography books and exhibitions, lecturing and teaching workshops on photography and promoting my projects, Linda Rutenberg has decided to become more involved in sharing her experience and enthusiasm and teaching workshops to help artists and creatives help themselves to create a venture from their art in order to live from their work. She believes there is a huge need for a toolkit and a working platform in order to teach artists how to monetize their work, and to engage with the public that would become their future clients.
In addition to her many years sustaining her practice by marketing selling and promoting my work, she also has learned how to support her projects financially by engaging clients and patrons through marketing and promotion and raising the funds needed to complete my work.

Development Bank of Canada
Senior Account Manager, Technologies group

Karl Théard

Karl Théard assists companies in the Information and Communications Technology industry with their long term financial needs.
At Development Bank of Canada, they help create and develop Canadian businesses through financing, venture capital and consulting services, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

Moment Factory
Creative Director

Catherine Turp

Catherine Turp brings bold artistic vision, a drive for creative solutions, and proven leadership to her role as Creative Director at Moment Factory. Clients appreciate her ability to quickly understand and translate their needs and parameters into compelling multimedia experiences.
Catherine applies her experience as a new media artist and VJ, working with hundreds of artists around the world, to ideating and conceptualizing her projects. Her depth of experience allows her to see and use technology in new ways that bring her signature bold graphic style to light.

Conseil des arts de Montréal
Director, support and strategic initiatives

Julien Valmary

A native of Toulouse, France, Julien Valmary is the Director of Grant Programs and Strategic Initiatives at Conseil des arts de Montréal – a position he has held since 2014. With over 15 years of experience in arts management in France and Canada, he’s a theatre studies’ graduate of Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3) Institut d’études théâtrales and holds a Master’s Degree in Performing Arts Management from École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre in Lyon. 
After a career in arts administration in France, he relocated in Toronto in 2005 and completed the Income Managers Program. He has been with many arts organizations over the last decade in various positions as Administration Director, Head of Donations, Communications Director and Associate General Manager including at Tarragon Theatre, Théâtre français de Toronto, and since moving to Montreal in 2010, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts and Grands Ballets canadiens de Montréal.

Sid Lee
Global Executive Creative Director

Kristian Manchester

Kristian Manchester is the Executive Creative Director and a partner at Sid Lee. His work in advertising has won major internationals awards from One Show Pencils, Cannes Lions and Marketing Awards
He always puts his creativity to good use, seamlessly merging graphic design and new media. A multidisciplinary soul at heart, Kris rejects boundaries between disciplines. 
He is the major creative strength behind adidas global campaigns and was responsible of the launch of the Red Bull brand for the Canadian market. He also has many successful Cirque du Soleil and The North Face global campaigns under his belt.
In addition, he is working on personal art and video projects. In Dec 2013, there was an exhibition of his photography at Miami’s prestigious Art Basel. In 2014, he co-directed with Peter Svatek a feature-length theatrical documentary on Georges St-Pierre, the UFC superstar. 

City of Montreal
Cultural and creative industries officer

Emmanuelle Hébert

Emmanuelle Hébert is the City of Montréal’s Cultural and Creative industries Officer.
She accompanies and facilitates projects that have a structuring impact and she contributes to the development strategies of those sectors. She comanages a program dedicated to cultural and creative showcases and markets focused on exports and cocreated a measure that supports collaborative initiatives in digital creativity. 
She was a cultural entrepreneur and cofounded and codirected MU, a not-for-profit organization producing murals. She has an extensive experience in the entertainment business acquired while touring with Cirque du Soleil, and working for Équipe Spectra and Just for Laughs. She has a Master’s Degree in political science from McGill University. She won a Prize ARISTA awarded by the Montreal Youth Chamber of Commerce to Québec’s Socially Responsible Young Business Leader.