November 25 2019

Budget Increase for the Conseil des arts de Montréal: Goal of $20 Million Reached for 2020

Montréal, November 25, 2019 – Board Chair of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Jan-Fryderyk Pleszczynski, is very pleased with the budget tabled today by the Plante-Dorais administration, which will be submitted to the Agglomeration Council of Montréal. The Conseil's budget will be $20,235,000 in 2020, an increase of $1,785,000, delivering on the commitment made by Projet Montréal in the 2017 election. 

"I offer my sincere thanks to the Plante-Dorais administration for this significant investment in the development of Montréal’s entire professional arts community. I am pleased with the confidence the Ville de Montréal team has shown in us," said Pleszczynski. “This increase will enable the implementation of more policies that better represent and adapt to the realities and needs of the entire community. This investment will have a lasting artistic impact on professional creation, production and dissemination, while promoting the presence of artists in neighbourhoods."

In 2020, 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.  In addition to promoting the visibility 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 will also consider and support artists' studios, work to be accomplished in a collaborative, complementary manner with the Service de la culture de la Ville de Montréal and with the arts community. Through these actions, the Conseil hopes to have a direct impact both on the arts community and on the quality of life of citizens on the Island of Montréal. 

About the Conseil des arts de Montréal
As a dynamic partner in Montréal’s professional arts community, the Conseil des arts de Montréal identifies, supports, and recognizes excellence in the creation, production, and dissemination of the arts. Through its actions, it fosters openness, exploration, and fearlessness at the heart of Montreal’s creative landscape. Since 1956, the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s progressive actions have contributed to the establishment of “Montréal, Cultural Metropolis,” supporting over 500 artistic organizations and collectives annually.

Information :
Conseil des arts de Montréal
Tania Orméjuste
Directrice des communications et des initiatives territoriales
(514) 280-3991