November 8 2018

Conseil's budget: another step toward the goal of $20 million by 2020

Montréal, November 8, 2018 – Board chair of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Jan-Fryderyk Pleszczynski, warmly applauded the budget tabled today by the Plante-Dorais administration, which increased the Conseil’s budget by $1.5 million, to a total of $18.45 million. The Conseil supports nearly 500 Montréal arts organizations and collectives. “I salute this significant investment in the development of Montréal’s entire professional arts community. The increase is consistent with the Plante-Dorais administration’s commitment to increase the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s budget to $20 million by 2020, which seems to be on track to happen,” stated Mr. Pleszczynski. “The arts community forms a cornerstone of Montréal’s identity, and as a major partner, the Conseil is delighted with the positive impact this investment will have on both artistic and economic development, which will benefit all Montrealers,” he continued. 

In 2019, the Conseil will continue to roll out its strategic plan, Maximize the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s Impact for Professional Artistic Excellence in Montréal, created as part of Montréal’s cultural development policy. In addition to promoting the stature of artists in the Montréal region and, above all, helping to improve citizens’ quality of life, the Conseil intends to continue its actions to promote inclusion. It also plans to increase its support of organizations and collectives through its General Funding Program and continue its work to adopt an equity policy. And it wants to increase the circulation of creators throughout the Island of Montréal, in particular through its touring program, Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée.

About the Conseil des arts de Montréal
As a dynamic partner of Montreal’s professional arts community, the Conseil des arts de Montréal identifies, supports and recognizes excellence in the creation, production and dissemination of the arts. It encourages openness, exploration and audacity in the Montréal arts scene. Since 1956, the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s progressive actions have contributed to the establishment of “Montreal, Cultural Metropolis.”