Groupe des Vingt

Are you sensitive to issues of diversity and inclusion? Are you looking to sharpen your skills in matters of governance and inclusive governance? Want your board of directors to be more representative of the Montreal population?

Groupe des Vingt


Thanks to funding from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI), Concertation Montréal (CMTL) and the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) are pleased to announce the fifth cohort of the Groupe des Vingt.

Who can apply to this program?

Professional arts organizations can apply while receiving support from a Conseil des arts program.



The Groupe des Vingt is a dedicated support program for twenty greater Montreal organizations that seek support and guidance in including leaders and qualified professionals from diverse backgrounds on their boards of directors.

Participating organizations will also have access to personalized coaching hours, optional volunteer placement on their boards of directors, and a good practice in governance community.

Training will take place in person. The location will be shared with participants:

  • Launch of the 5th cohort of the Groupe des Vingt: Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Essential concepts for best practice in governance: Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and inclusive governance: Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Recognizing privilege and unconscious bias: Wednesday, May 17, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Inclusive governance: best practices and steps to follow: Wednesday 31 May 2023, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Exchange with EDI experts and people from diverse backgrounds: Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Brainstorming session with Groupe des Vingt members: date to be determined with members
Previous Cohorts

Fall 2021:

  • Fondation Afromonde
  • MOMENTA Biennale de l’image
  • Machinerie des arts
  • Festival TransAmériques
  • RD Créations
  • Compagnie Théâtre Créole
  • Video Phase
  • Compagnie de création OPTIKX
  • Théâtre MainLine
  • PAAL Partageons le monde

Winter 2022: 

  • Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal
  • Association québécoise des marionnettistes
  • Makila, coopérative de solidarité
  • Centre canadien d’architecture
  • La SAMS
  • Collectif Tôle
  • La Quadrature
  • Festival BD de Montréal
  • Centre des arts visuels
  • TOHU (Cité des arts du cirque)
  • Main Film
  • Ensemble Paramirabo
  • Nadère Arts Vivants

Fall 2022

  • Art Souterrain
  • Ballets Jazz Montréal
  • Cahiers de théâtre JEU inc.
  • Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV (O Vertigo Danse Inc)
  • Cinéma Beaubien
  • Écoscéno
  • Fondation Fabienne Colas
  • Les Films de l’Autre
  • Les Rugissants
  • Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec
  • Théâtre Tortue Berlue
Need more information?
Talar Agopian
Talar Agopian
Project manager - arts and philanthropy

514 280-3857