Mécènes investis pour les arts grants

Deadline applications: August 31, 2020
Artistic Disciplines: All

Do you have any questions about the MIA grants?
Register to one of our online information session
July 7 at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm or August 4 at 9:30 am or 12:30 pm.

La Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal is happy to joint the Mécènes investis pour les arts initiative with the Conseil des arts de Montréal. These grants encourage philanthropic activities to support and promote creativity in Montreal.

A minimum of three (3) annual grants for a total minimum amount of $15,000 are awarded to emerging artists, artist collectives or arts organizations (individuals aged 40 or under, or organizations incorporated for no more than 7 years) to create and produce an artistic work that will have a positive impact on the artist’s career or discipline or the general public.

The Mécènes investis pour les arts (MIA) are a group of young professionals dedicated to cultural artistic development. Each MIA patron makes a private donation of $500 to help create these annual grants and in so doing contribute to Montreal’s artistic vitality.

Considering the current situation, the innovation criteria will be exceptionally adapted to open this grant for all new projects in development or physical distancing project adaptation. Innovation still is still considered in the evaluation however it is not a requirement.

Applications are evaluated in two stages: pre-selection and final selection.

- Pre-selection: Applicants submit their project proposal and describe what makes it innovative. Applications must be accompanied by certain documents, including a letter of recommendation. A committee of experts pre-selects the proposals.

- Final selection: The 10 individuals and/or organizations selected as finalists are asked to submit to the MIA patrons a brief video (3 min.) presenting their project and describing their artistic approach. The names of the winners will be announced at the grant award ceremony to be held in early December 20120

The winners will also have the opportunity to be mentored by an MIA patron.

Read about last year's the winners

For more information, see the document below:
Program Presentation

To apply:

Talar Agopian
Chargée de projets - arts et philanthropie
514 280-3857