The Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), in partnership with Maisons de la culture de Montréal and the Association des diffuseurs culturelles de l’Île de Montréal (ADICÎM), announces the return of CAM en tournée. The 481 performances of 81 artistic projects selected for this program will begin on July 1, 2022 in Montreal boroughs and related cities.
Through this program, CAM and its partners are pleased to bring the public original, creative and, for the most part, free cultural and artistic offerings. The redesigned version of CAM en tournée is in keeping with the “Art out in the open” program that was put in place during the pandemic, ensuring that cultural activities could continue in other venues.
In 2022-2023, CAM en tournée will not only animate indoor spaces in the Maisons de la culture, performance venues and libraries, but will also invest in unusual alternative spaces such as churches, markets, backstreets and parks. This desire to offer shows in both traditional and non-traditional spaces reflects the desire of CAM and its partners to meet new audiences and to put into practice the values of accessibility, sharing, openness and inclusion, taking into account the public’s needs in Montreal and related cities.
Selected by peer committees, the CAM en tournée artistic offer showcases the best contemporary artistic productions. The multidisciplinary performances will reach audiences of all ages.
At a glance:
- 81 artistic projects
- 481 presentations
- 52 arts organizations
- 23 collectives or visual artists
- 10 disciplines represented: circus arts, street arts, digital arts, visual arts, film, dance, literature, music, theatre and non-disciplinary artistic practices
The CAM en tournée programme is a lever for promotion and artistic outreach that helps enrich the program throughout the city so it can be enjoyed on a human scale. With its broad and accessible cultural offering, CAM en tournée amplifies art and culture within communities and supports disseminators’ efforts at cultural revitalization. CAM en tournée promotes diversity of expression, forms of creation and public participation. The program provides tangible support to the artistic community by extending the life of works and providing artists with quality touring conditions, thereby fulfilling its mission in metropolitan and related cities.
“CAM en tournée feeds on all the terrific energy conveyed to us by the artists. For them, it represents an opportunity to reunite with the public and to unveil their talent and new creations in a dynamic of sharing. For the public, this is an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable experience through a local cultural offer. It is an opportunity for all of us to reconnect with art as we love it, alive and fully present. CAM en tournée is also the vision of bringing culture to life with the aim of democratization, decentralization and cultural dynamism in the neighbourhoods, hand in hand with the local players,” indicated Nathalie Maillé, Director of the Conseil des arts de Montréal.
“Ville de Montréal is proud to contribute to the deployment of CAM en tournée in the Maisons de la culture, which energizes neighbourhoods and makes art accessible to a wide range of audiences. The CAM en tournée program fits perfectly into our new vision of Maisons de la culture, which we want to see become even more open, innovative and inclusive. Thanks to high-quality artistic proposals, we give more artists the opportunity to meet audiences right in their own neighbourhoods. It is through this type of collaboration with key partners such as the Conseil des arts de Montréal that we aim to enhance the cultural exposure of Montrealers in their neighbourhoods,” pointed out Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante.
The companies and/or artists scheduled for this edition were selected through a call for applications launched last February for the 2022-23 programme, leading to the selection of projects based on their creativity, professionalism and innovation. A second call for applications will be launched on September 15, 2022 for the 2023-24 programming. CAM provides grants for touring based on the cost of the work and the number of performances given, from a total budget of $1,914,000 for the July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 cultural season. In addition to covering the dissemination and promotion of works, including technical support and welcoming the public, disseminators invest 20% of the artistic fees
The CAM en tournée
The CAM en tournée is a key dissemination program for the cultural community, made possible through the collaboration of Maisons de la culture de Montréal and the Association des diffuseurs culturels de l’Île de Montréal (ADICÎM). Since 1983, through free or inexpensive programming, it has focused on the circulation of works from various artistic disciplines throughout the island of Montreal while enabling artists to meet new audiences and reach the public in their neighbourhoods.
About the Conseil des arts de Montréal
Offering various forms of support, the Conseil des arts de Montréal supports artistic innovation and creative expression in all its diversity to promote Montreal artists and production and dissemination organizations. It plays a unique role as a catalyst for the artistic ecosystem. Since 1956, it has been helping make Montreal a major cultural metropolis, recognized here and elsewhere for its artistic vitality.
Founded on principles of democracy and equity, the Maisons de la culture make arts and culture accessible to Montrealers of all circumstances and backgrounds. Together with their local partners, they invite their communities to participate in the local cultural life and contribute to the vitality of neighbourhoods, making Montreal an inclusive cultural metropolis.
About the Association des diffuseurs culturels de l’Île de Montréal (ADICÎM)
The Association des diffuseurs culturels de l’Île de Montréal (ADICÎM) is actively involved in the dissemination of arts in the 11 reconstituted municipalities on the island of Montréal that make up its members. It is a non-profit network where ideas are exchanged and resources and experiences can be shared. ADICÎM members present various artistic events in all fields. This association draws on territorial affinities, socio-demographic realities and technical infrastructures to offer the public artistic diversity.