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Photo credit : Thibault Carron
Photo credit : Thibault Carron

School Program

Arts and culture—powerful tools for fostering student success in Greater Montreal.

Putting young Montrealers in touch with the performing arts. This is the philosophy behind Place des Arts’ School Program, which has been running for close to 10 years now in schools throughout the city. The program gives students and their teachers the opportunity to undergo a true creative experience alongside enthusiastic artist-mediators.

The School Program is inspired by an aesthetic education approach. This method aims to transform students’ views of the world around them.

The ultimate goal of the program is to foster academic success, the development of critical thinking, and the empowerment of young people.

Educational approach to projects

Workshops and a show give students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with a performing arts discipline.

  • Workshops led by artist-mediators at school (or via webcast)
  • Artistic performance at Place des Arts (or via webcast)
  • Opportunity for students to take part in a public event at Place des Arts (subject to availability)

To prepare for the workshops, teachers are provided with several educational tools. The activities offered are designed to be easily integrated into the teaching of various academic subjects on the curriculum.

At the project’s conclusion, the students are in a position to understand the work an artist must accomplish before taking a performance to the stage.

Steps in each of the cultural mediation projects

  1. Training for participant teachers: teachers’ handbook, video interview, tutorial video, formation, assistance;
  2. Practical workshops led by Place des Arts’ team of artist-mediators;
  3. A performance in Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts, followed by a discussion;
  4. Opportunity for students to take part in a public event at Place des Arts.


Current Projects

De la poésie au slam


Photo credit: Thibault Caron

This project introduces young people to poetic and emotionally involved writing and to spoken word performance, with professional artists.

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Composer la présence


Photo credit: John Londono

This project familiarizes young people with the steps involved in the writing, composing, and performance of a song, with professional artists.

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Au rythme des mots


Photo credit: Pat Seguin

This project introduces young people to the rhythmic and coded writing of hip-hop and to spoken word performance, with professional artists.

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Humour, côté cour, côté scène


Photo credit: Mikaël Theimer

This project introduces young people to comedy writing, improvisation, and the performance of a text, with professional artists.

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Teaching Toolkit

Each project comes with the following educational tools:


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Financial Support for Schools

Schools in Montreal and surrounding areas registered for Place des Arts’ cultural mediation projects may benefit from government support for school cultural outings.

Learn more: www.education.gouv.qc.ca or visit our section Support for School Field Trips.

School Program is made possible through the financial support of the Fondation de la Place des ArtsMake your donation today!

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