November 7 2017

The Conseil des arts de Montréal congratulates Valérie Plante, the new mayor of Montreal

Montreal, November 7, 2017 – Mr. Jan-Fryderyk Pleszczynski, Chair of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, wishes to congratulate the first female mayor in the City of Montreal’s history, Ms Valérie Plante, and all new elected officials of the Montreal Metropolitan Area.

“We warmly congratulate Mayor Plante, who cares deeply about the cultural development and artistic life of the City of Montreal and has committed to increasing the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s budget to 20 million dollars” said Mr. Pleszczynski. “As the primary partner of professional artists on the island of Montreal, to ensure that the arts continue to have a strong impact on the lives of Montrealers in the boroughs and municipalities, we are counting on the support of the new administration to implement the actions of our strategic plan, namely inclusion, outreach and a culture of innovation.”

The Conseil des arts de Montréal also wish to thank the outgoing mayor Denis Coderre, Manon Gauthier, previously the executive committee member responsible for culture, and the members of the Coderre administration, which demonstrated undeniable support for the Conseil over the course of its four-year term, particularly by granting annual budget increases. The Conseil wishes to thank elected officials who recognized the importance of the arts in the city, namely by attending regularly the presentation of the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal. Their trust has allowed the Conseil to remain independent in the pursuit of its mission to support the professional artistic community in Montreal.