It is with considerable excitement that the Mécènes investi-e-s pour les arts (MIA), Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal (BAAM) and Conseil des arts de Montréal announce the finalists for the 2022 MIA grants.
Aimed at supporting philanthropic activities that showcase Montréal’s unique creativity, these grants are awarded to artists, artists’ collectives and emerging arts organizations that create and produce an artistic work that will have an impact on their community, their audience or their artistic journey. A minimum of three grants of up to $15,000 each will be awarded to the winners.
Here are the projects, collectives and organizations selected as finalists:
- Andrea Peña & Artists: A choreographic work that explores the digital dimensions of the sociocultural body through an urban and immersive staging concept
- Jad Dess : A reality art experience touching on several hallucinatory tales that invites audiences to delve into the psyche of individuals who are neuroatypical or have disabilities
- Chambre noire, compagnie de création: Staging of a ritual for body and light on Usine C’s main stage, combining dance, theatre and piano
- Ganesh Baron Aloir: A transdisciplinary work that takes the form of a contemporary still life expressed in sound and light (audiovisual installation)
- Boucan Collectif: A play on the theme of being oneself in a group, beyond the part we are asked to play
- DC – Art Indisciplinaire: A multidisciplinary virtual exhibition showcasing the work of emerging and established D/deaf and disabled artists
- Caroline Ariane Bergeron: A book by a bilingual sound artist that combines literature and the visual arts
- Audrey Rochette: An interactive and performative installation, entitled Diorama, that reproduces the interdependent relationship between human and environmental factors
- Other Animals collective: An interdisciplinary performance for six artists that combines contemporary dance, experimental music and visual arts
- Tôle OBNL collective: Tony vend des billets, an intimate comedy that blends theatre with electrical engineering
Congratulations to all the finalists, and best of luck to you all!