Mode of operation

A Board of Directors, made up of 7 people elected at the Annual General Meeting, manages the Association. The association’s daily operations are managed by a part-time General Coordinator, who has been employed by the organization since November 2002 thanks to an operating grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ). Since 2017, a new position of Member Services and Communications Manager position has been created, also on a part-time basis.

Working committees are set up to carry out specific projects, and it is the quality of the members’ volunteer involvement that gives our association its unparalleled dynamism. The Association is also represented at the Conseil québécois du théâtre (CQT) and at the Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en culture (CQRHC). These implications allow the association to take part in the major debates of the day to carry its members’ voices, to participate in the development of continuing education programs, and to act as the only professional artistic association devoted to puppeteers in Quebec. Each year, AQM organizes various activities aimed at the growth of the medium: workshops and professional development courses, informal meetings, publications, etc. Each year, the AQM organizes various activities aimed at developing the discipline. It also acts as a mobilizing agent by coordinating the participation of its members around innovative projects promoting the puppetry arts.

Team

General Coordinator

Vincent Ranallo
coordination@aqm.ca

Communications and continuous education Manager

Cloé Ratio
communications@aqm.ca

Assistant coordinator and member services Manager

Olivier Parent
info@aqm.ca

Board of Directors

President and Delegate to the Conseil québécois du théâtre (CQT)

Maude Gareau
Ombres Folles

Vice-president

Antonia Leney-Granger
Théâtre du Renard

Secretary

Lucile Prosper
Aluma

Tresurer

Stéphane Guy
Théâtre des Petites Âmes

Administrator

Sabrina Baran
L’Illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes

Administrator

Sara Moisan
La Tortue Noire

Administrator

Karine St-Arnaud
Théâtre sous la main

Comities

AQM-UNIMA

Marthe Adam, Sabrina Baran, Magali Chouinard, Zach Fraser, Louise Lapointe et Isabelle Payant

Mandates

  • Coordinate and encourage the representation and commitment of AQM within UNIMA;
  • Facilitate and develop collaboration with other sections of UNIMA-Canada.

Professional training

Louise Lapointe, Lucile Prosper, Cloé Ratio, Geneviève Thibault et Dinaïg Staal

Mandates

  • Develop the program of continuing education activities based on practitioners’ needs;
  • Create partnerships and ensure cohesion between the various training offers linked to the puppetry arts;
  • Develop reflection activities that promote the advancement of the art.

Political

Jérémie Desbiens, Hélène Ducharme, Maude Gareau, Sara Moisan et Vincent Ranallo

Mandate

  • To ensure the good representation of the specific challenges of the puppetry arts within the authorities where the AQM sits and with the Arts Councils.

Publication

Denise Babin, Michelle Chanonat, Isabelle Chrétien, Alain Lavallée, Lucile Prosper, Vincent Ranallo et Carl Veilleux

Mandates

  • Reflect, orient and develop the content of the publication Marionnettes;
  • Take part in the production and distribution of Marionnettes.

This committee is supported by an ad hoc reading committee that reviews the texts.

Associative life

Noë Cropsal, Marie-Claude Daoust, Myriame Larose, Antonia Leney-Granger, Pavla Mano et Karine St-Arnaud

Mandate

  • Develop and organize activities with the aim of multiplying opportunities for exchanges and meetings between AQM members.