Mécènes investis pour les arts grants

Deadline applications: July 29, 2021
Artistic Disciplines: All

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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.

To make the biggest possible contribution to the cultural sector, two changes have been made to the program requirements:

1. The project’s innovative character is no longer an essential factor in the evaluation.
2. The winners are no longer required to complete their project within 18 months of receiving the grant.

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

- Pre-selection: A committee of experts will pre-select a maximum of 10 finalist projects.

- 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 2021.

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