Workshops and Cultural Outing

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.

Current Projects

De la poésie au slam


Photo credit: Damian Siqueiros

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: Carlos Guerra

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: Jennifer-Lynn Christie

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: Jocelyn Michel

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

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Educational approach to projects

The ultimate goals of the program are to foster young people’s academic success, develop their critical sensibilities, and provide a sense of empowerment.

  • A pedagogical kit for participant teachers
  • Two workshops with an artist-mediator present at the school
  • A performance in Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts, followed by a discussion


Cultural mediation

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.

Each project comes with the following educational tools:


Registration

Cost per project: $12 per person (students and teachers)

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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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