Additional funding program with La Ruche

Interested in organizing or sponsoring crowdfunding campaigns and fundraising for your organization or collective? This program, in partnership with La Ruche, could not only guide you in developing an effective campaign, but also give you access to additional funding from the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Additional funding program with La Ruche


Who is eligible to apply?

Organizations that receive Conseil funding are invited to sponsor the crowdfunding campaigns of the artists in their programming or network.

Conseil-funded artist collectives may propose crowdfunding projects or request sponsorship from organizations receiving funding from the Conseil.

The organization or artists’ collective must already be receiving funding from the Conseil des arts de Montréal at the time of the application.

What are the program objectives?
  • support arts organizations as they cultivate a philanthropic culture
  • contribute to cultural projects in Montréal through crowdfunding campaigns
  • promote crowdfunding as a means of fundraising


What type of assistance is provided?

Once the organization or artists’ collective has reached the first $1,000 in the approved crowdfunding campaign, the Conseil will provide additional funding of $500 to the campaign sponsor.

What do the partners provide?

The partner, La Ruche, is a not-for-profit organization (NPO) specializing in crowdfunding that uses its proximity crowdfunding platform and partners to actively contribute to the development of new projects in Quebec.

Depending on the programs offered by La Ruche’s partners, a crowdfunding campaign on La Ruche can give you access to a grant or loan that will increase the overall amount raised so you can complete your project.


What are the general eligibility criteria?

Be an organization or collective supported by the Conseil when applying.

To receive the Conseil’s additional funding, the La Ruche campaign must reach its goal. It is in the campaign promoter’s best interest to take advantage of La Ruche’s support services to ensure the campaign is a success.

What types of projects are eligible?

Crowdfunding campaigns to fund an artistic creation, production or dissemination project that is eligible for the Conseil’s General Funding Program for organizations and artists’ collectives.

How many applications will be accepted?

Thanks to the funds available from La Ruche, the Conseil des arts de Montréal has been able to support approximately 40 crowdfunding campaigns with additional funding in recent years. Applications will be accepted until program funds are exhausted.


How can I submit an application?

Complete the online form here.

What information and documents must I include in my application?

The following sections of the application form must be completed:

  • general information about the applicant
  • number of campaigns to sponsor (organizations only)
  • a description of the art projects that will be crowdfunded

Questions about certain terms?

Consult our glossary


How are applications evaluated?

An internal evaluation committee composed of Conseil experts and a representative from the partner organization will process the applications on a first come, first served basis until program funds are exhausted.

What are the evaluation criteria?

The evaluation committee will consider the program objectives and the following criteria:

  • quality of the crowdfunding campaign plan
  • art projects sponsored by organizations that receive Conseil funding or art projects by artists’ collectives that receive Conseil funding
  • projects that will leave a social, economic or cultural footprint in their respective regions of Quebec
Need more information?
Talar Agopian
Talar Agopian
Project manager - arts and philanthropy

514 280-3857