Mécènes investis pour les arts grants

Online application deadline (via ORORA portal) : coming soon

A minimum of three (3) annual grants for a total minimum amount of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).

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These grants were created on the initiative of Mécènes investis pour les arts in association with the Conseil des arts de Montréal. They exist to develop philanthropic activities supporting creativity in Montreal by encouraging activities for its development and growth. They are awarded to emerginf artists, groups of artists, or artistic organizations organizations (individuals aged 40 or under, and organizations incorporated for no more than 7 years) for upcoming artistic creations. The grant awarded serves to assist with the creation or production of an innovative work that will be influential on the career of its artist, their artistic discipline, or the public.

Mécènes investis pour les arts are a group of business people, each of whom privately donates $500 to participate in the creation of annual grants to award to artists, groups of artists, or artistic organizations working in Montreal on a not-for-profit basis. Other admissibility criteria relating to their status and professionalism apply. The project must also be recommended by an established organization that is supported by the Conseil des arts de Montréal. Please refer to the document outlining the criteria and standards (below) for more information on the admissibility criteria.

Applications are evaluated in two stages: preselection followed by selection of finalists.

- Preselection stage: Candidates will present their project and its innovative characteristics. They must attach several documents, including a letter of recommendation. A committee of experts will preselect the most innovative projects.

- Selection of finalists:The ten candidates and organizations selected as finalists will submit a brief video (3 min.) presenting their project to the Mécènes. This video must describe the project and its artistic characteristics. The names of the winners will be announced at the grant award event in November 2018.

Applications must be submitted via the ORORA portal. For full details about the admissibility criteria, standards, and evaluation, please refer to:
Program Presentation

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