Adaptive Arts Program: My Place is here

Launched in the 2018-2019 season, the Adaptive Arts Program gives adults with specific needs the opportunity to discover and explore the performing arts in a dynamic way: through practical and participatory workshops.

While fostering access to the arts for individuals with mental health issues, physical limitations, or experiencing social exclusion, these cultural mediation activities also provide them with a flexible and open space that is conducive to the expression and development of their creativity. The activities create opportunities to meet and speak with professional artists. Ultimately, they encourage the participants’ social and cultural inclusion.

In the 2019-2020 season, the Adaptive Arts Program is offering 4 projects centred on dance, singing, theatre, and writing. Each project consists of a series of practical introduction-to-the-performing-arts workshops led by an experienced professional artist-mediator, taking a human-centred, user-friendly approach with a focus on discussion, observation, and the creative process.

Participant Profile

The Adaptive Arts Program targets adults with specific needs.

In order to take part, individuals must:

  • Be affiliated with a socio-community, cultural, or health-care organization.
  • Have a physical or intellectual limitation, mental health issues, or be experiencing social and cultural exclusion.


Information / Registration

  • The organization must make up a group of 5 to 30 participants.
  • Once the group is formed, the organization can register and reserve its time slot. Participants cannot reserve on an individual basis.
  • The attendance of one social worker or educator per group is required.

Please contact Marina Sève, Assistant, Programming and Cultural Accessibility: mseve@placedesarts.com 

The Fondation de la Place des Arts and The Fondation Sandra et Alain Bouchard, major partner of the Adaptive Arts Program

The Fondation Sandra et Alain Bouchard is deeply committed to supporting arts and culture, as well as people with intellectual disabilities. In becoming the Ambassador Partner of the Adaptive Arts Program, it joins the Fondation de la Place des Arts in fostering the social and cultural inclusion of adults with specific needs through the exploration and discovery of the performing arts.

Learn how you can contribute to this program and support the Fondation de la Place des Arts.

Ambassador Partner of the Adaptive Arts Program:

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