The Conseil des arts de Montréal and Association des hôtels du Grand Montréal Join Forces to Contribute to the City’s Artistic and Economic Recovery
MONTREAL, May 6, 2021 – The Conseil des arts de Montréal is pleased to announce the brand-new program Gateway: Art at the Hotel, which will provide opportunities for original and rewarding creative collaborations between the city’s hotel industry and its performing arts community. Carried out in partnership with the Association des hôtels du Grand Montréal, the pilot project will infuse the arts with new energy while stimulating economic activity in the hotel industry and downtown core.
For this first edition, the $150,000 initiative is geared exclusively to the circus and street arts. Selected projects will be twinned with one of the following hotels: Hotel 10, Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, Le Germain Hotel Montreal, Hotel Monville and Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel. Performances will be presented between September and December 2021.
“Over the last year, downtown Montreal has been deserted and cultural venues have had to cancel numerous performances. We have witnessed the significant impact that the pandemic has had on the arts and the hotel business,” explained Nathalie Maillé, Executive Director of the Conseil des arts de Montréal. “It’s clear that to get through these turbulent times, we have to be creative and think outside the box. The Conseil aims to play a leading role in spurring the economic recovery by working closely with its Montreal partners and showcasing the extraordinary talent of local artists.”
“I am delighted with this innovative project that blends art and accommodations, two industries that have suffered from the pandemic but share natural affinities. I am confident that this first initiative will allow artists to find new audiences and give spectators a chance to enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences,” said Eve Paré, President and CEO of the Association des hôtels du Grand Montréal.
Montreal’s arts organizations and professional artist collectives operating in the circus and street arts are invited to apply to the program by the June 2, 2021 deadline.
More information here.
About the Conseil des arts de Montréal
A dynamic partner of Montreal’s professional arts community, the Conseil des arts de Montréal identifies, supports and recognizes excellence in artistic creation, production and presentation. Its initiatives foster the openness, exploration and sense of daring that are hallmarks of Montreal’s artistic landscape. Since 1956, the Conseil has been an influential player in the development of “Montréal, Cultural Metropolis.”
About the Association des hôtels du Grand Montréal
Founded in 1949, the Association des hôtels du Grand Montréal (AHGM) represents some 100 establishments with a three-star-or-higher rating. Its members offer a total of nearly 20,000 rooms, mainly in the metropolitan area. The Association plays a key role in representing and furthering the interests of its members, which are essential to the growth and development of tourism and economic activity in general. It mobilizes, informs and supports its members and promotes practices that meet the world’s most stringent quality requirements.
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