The Conseil des arts de Montréal’s annual report 
Throughout the year, the Council has chosen to maintain and enhance the various initiatives put in place in 2020 precisely to help Montreal’s arts community cope with the turbulence of the pandemic. Discover all of the Council’s actions and priorities: its residencies, awards, programs, partnerships and more, not to mention its financial statements. Highlights | The complete annual report | Financial statements | List of grants

 

Conseil des arts de Montréal | Panel and guide on financing cultural real estate projects
On May 18, a panel discussion was held at the Maison du Conseil on the financing of cultural real estate projects. Moderated by Mélanie Courtois, cultural planning consultant, and attended by Ms. Ericka Alneus, responsible for culture and heritage at the City of Montreal, the event allowed participants to benefit from the sharing of experiences of actors who have set up such projects, from the challenges they have faced and from the levers inherent in these approaches, and this in the presence of several funders of cultural capital. A new practical guide aimed at providing artists and arts organizations with tools and support to address the issues of precariousness and preservation of artists’ studios in our city was launched at the same time.

 

Conseil des arts de Montréal | Launch of the international residencies La route de l’art
On June 2, the Council launched its new international residency program to help develop the extraordinary talent of Montreal artists whose work requires the exploration of cultural and artistic realities that are only accessible internationally. The program is divided into two parts: first, it supports the prospecting stages of an international residency partnership (part 1) and second, it supports the realization of international residency projects with established partners (part 2).

 

Launch of the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund (CPAWRF) by the Artists’ Foundation
The Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) is pleased to announce the launch of the support program for professional artists and cultural workers in the live performance sector, implemented by the Artists’ Foundation and funded by the Government of Canada. The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial assistance to self-employed individuals, including artists and cultural workers. If you are a worker in the live performance sector, and meet the basic eligibility criteria, you can receive financial assistance of up to $2,500. To submit your application quickly and efficiently, and for more information, click here.

 

ARTENSO launches a guide on digital cultural mediation
ARTENSO has produced a guide on “Cultural mediation in the digital environment”, under the direction of Eva Quintas, to mark the arrival of the second cohort of the Lab_Artenso – digital cultural mediation incubator – this past March. While cultural mediation practices have been accelerated on the web in times of pandemic and social distancing, questions persist about their forms and objectives. This guide is based on various reflections produced over the last few years to propose an accompaniment of the uses, tools and technologies of digital cultural mediation. Consult the guide

 

Indigenous Protocols for the Visual Arts
CARFAC’s Indigenous Protocols for the Visual Arts publication is finally available in English and French! The materials on the website indigenousprotocols.art were designed to provide practical guidelines for respectful engagement with Indigenous Peoples. It is part of an ongoing initiative to strengthen respect for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis visual art and artists, and legal and moral rights in the territory now known as Canada. Recognizing that longstanding discussions on Indigenous Protocols, and Intellectual and Cultural Property rights are complex, dynamic, and unique to each Indigenous Nation and community, the materials on this website will be updated as discussions and new precedents emerge. Read more

 

Les arts et la ville | Forum : Culture, Land Use and Economy
This second part of the trilogy on the new roles of culture will focus on spatial planning and economy. With the transition to sustainability no longer an option, how can culture contribute to transforming governance approaches and social practice to ensure a more responsible, inclusive and equitable territorial development and economy? October 19-21, 2022. Read more

 

Papier reunites with its collaborators, Karine Vanasse and Éric Bujold
In August, the Association des galeries d’art contemporain (AGAC) celebrates its 15th anniversary and is proud to welcome back its long-time collaborators. It is an honour for the Association to renew its collaboration with Karine Vanasse, spokesperson for the fair, as well as with Éric Bujold, honorary president of the event. Presented by National Bank Private Management 1859, Papier will allow visitors to discover, from August 26 to 28, 39 Canadian galleries and the works of over 400 artists. Reserve your tickets today!

 

Cultural mediation and marginalized audiences. Typology of practices within cultural and artistic organizations
This report by the Observatoire des médiations culturelles is the result of the second phase of the Accessibilité culturelle au Québec research project and aims to establish a typology of practices within cultural and artistic organizations related to cultural mediation and marginalized audiences. Read more

 

Vernissage of the artwork “Tourmente” by Jean Dubois
This event will take place at the STUDIOTELUS of the Grand Théâtre de Québec on Thursday, August 18, 2022. 5 to 7 format – Doors open at 5 pm. In the presence of the artist and Ariane Plante, digital arts curator for the Grand Théâtre de Québec, you will have the opportunity to discover this work that features a set of thirteen portraits that visitors have the power to transform by blowing into the microphone of their cell phone. Both playful and moving, the experience questions our empathy by opposing our pleasure of playing to the relationship we have with the suffering of others. Read more