January 8 2018

démART-Mtl: nine internships to help integrate culturally diverse artists

Montreal, January 8, 2018 – The Conseil des arts de Montréal is happy to announce the names of the nine new interns and artistic organizations who will take part in the program démART-Mtl 2018 starting today. These professional artists from culturally diverse communities, both recent arrivals and first generation, will complete a paid internship of 650 hours, until July 27, 2018, in various arts organizations in Montreal. All of them will enjoy a developmental opportunity as they work with experienced practitioners and managers, and thus create a network of contacts as they further their work skills and experience, and contribute to the organizations’ success. These internships represent a total investment of more than $100 000.

Here are the participants in démART-Mtl 2018:

OBORO will welcome Rojin Shafiei
Centre des arts actuels Skol will welcome Bahar Samaneh Taheri
L’Imprimerie, centre d’artistes will welcome Eliza Olkinitskaya
Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata will welcome Fodé Bamba Camara
Festival Accès Asie will welcome Parisa Rajabiyan
Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui will welcome Papy Maurice Mbwiti
Geordie Productions will welcome Amin Kheirollahizadehshirazi
Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal will welcome Ülfet Sevdi
Théâtre INK will welcome Lesly Velázquez

About démART-Mtl
Created in 2012, the program démART-Mtl offers artists an opportunity to gain unquestionable knowledge and practical experience about how Montreal’s artistic community works. These paid internships enable them to devote themselves to their art and take an active part in the development of the host organization. To date démART-Mtl has run seven times and placed 50 interns.

About Conseil des arts de Montréal
A dynamic partner of artistic creativity in Montreal, the Conseil des arts de Montréal identifies, supports and recognizes excellence and innovation in the creation, production and presentation of professional artistic endeavours. It encourages openness, discovery and daring at the heart of Montreal’s artistic landscape, thanks to its initiatives. Since 1956, the Conseil des arts de Montréal has been an influential player in the development of “Montreal, Cultural Metropolis.