The Conseil des arts de Montréal is delighted to announce the artists, collectives and organizations chosen to take part in the Support Program for the Development of Collective Cultural Property Projects in Montréal for 2023.
The program was launched in 2020 by the Conseil in cooperation with the City of Montréal to help artists, artists’ collectives and cultural organizations develop and secure the future of their creative spaces. It offers artists and arts organizations in any discipline the resources and concrete support they need to meet challenges involving the viability and preservation of their studios in Montréal. It also provides opportunities to create and pool expertise in cultural property projects.
Of the eight new nominations and three renewal applications received for this third edition, seven organizations were selected to receive the support of a technical resource group (TRG*) in carrying out their cultural property projects.
- Studio 303 (dance and interdisciplinary performance) and Société de développement des périodiques culturels québécois (SODEP) (publishing) will receive assistance from Atelier Habitation Montréal.
- The Centre de création O Vertigo | CCOV (contemporary dance) and Centre des musiciens du monde (world music) will receive the support of Bâtir son quartier.
- Cinéma Public will be assisted by Groupe CDH (housing development advisory group).
- Zab Maboungou / Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata (dance) and Groupe Le Vivier (new music) will pursue their collaboration with ROMEL (Regroupement des organismes du Montréal ethnique pour le logement).
Throughout the support period, these cultural organizations will have opportunities to discuss and compare notes on the advancement of their projects. The process will be documented both by the technical resource groups and by the cultural organizations so that they can share their lessons learned with Montréal’s entire cultural ecosystem. Introduced during the program’s early editions, this initiative paved the way for the creation of a guide to implementing collective property development projects focusing on artists’ studios. The guide can be found on our website.
Cultural Planning Consultant