Frédéric Julien has been active in the performing arts for several years as an artist, an arts administrator, a consultant, an advocate, and a change maker. Frédéric has been leading research and development activities at the Canadian Arts Presenting Association since 2010. In this capacity, he has directed or authored several key research initiatives such as: The Value of Presenting, Arts and Belonging, Digitizing the Performing Arts, and Indigenous Artists and Wikidata (forthcoming). An active volunteer, Frédéric has served as Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition, and board member of Arts Health Network Canada.

Since 2018, Frédéric has been leading the Linked Digital Future Initiative, a multi-prong initiative that seeks to foster digital discoverability, collaboration and a data-centric transformation of the performing arts.