Photo credit : Cindy Boyce
Photo credit : Cindy Boyce

Support the Arts

Support the Arts

In pursuing our mission to support the arts, Place des Arts helps to produce, fund and present hundreds of activities and shows each year as part of the Access to the Performing Arts Program.

The Fondation de la Place des Arts is a key partner in carrying out Place des Arts’ cultural mission. Since its beginnings, the Fondation has contributed more than $2.3 million toward Place des Arts’ Access to the Performing Arts Program, which supports creation through four endeavours.


Photo credit: Caroline Bergeron

Cultural Activities Program: Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

Every year, the Fondation’s support makes it possible to present some 100 free activities involving more than 250 artists in the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme. These activities include exhibits, digital creations on the screen mosaic, and dozens of free events and interviews, such as the Chez Georges-Émile series. The activities reach tens of thousands of people.


Photo credit: Philippe Larocque

Youth and Family Program: shows for the whole family

Place des Arts presents some fifteen shows each year at affordable prices as part of the Place des Arts Junior series. Music, circus, theatre and dance shows are often accompanied by participatory awareness-raising activities for kids and families. Winter break at Place des Arts also forms an integral part of our kids’ programming; during the winter break week, it offers plenty of free activities and a ticketed show.

 


Photo credit: Cindy Boyce

Co-productions and Residencies Program

The Co-productions and Residencies Program supports artistic research, experimentation and creation. Every year, the Fondation de la Place des Arts’ support makes it possible for some ten artists to benefit from the program. The shows supported in 2016-2017 include the play 8 by Mani Soleymanlou; 9, a dance show by choreographer Hélène Blackburn; Gloucester, a play by Simon Boudreault and Jean-Guy Legault; and Mwana et le secret de la tortue by artistic director Patricia Bergeron.


Photo credit: Marzia Pellissier

Educational Program: cultural mediation projects for teens

The Fondation supports the development and delivery of cultural mediation projects for teens, most of whom are from underprivileged areas. These projects introduce young people to the performing arts, and the two projects, Samian – Enfant de la terre and Queen KA – De la poésie au slam, are fully integrated into the school curriculum and are supported by a teachers’ handbook.

 

Remarkable accomplishments each year

In 2016, the Fondation’s support meant:

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MORE THAN 250 ARTISTS

involved in the free programs given at the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

190 FREE ACTIVITIES

reaching tens of thousands of people
 

15 SHOWS 

in the Place des Arts Junior series
 

AN AUDIENCE OF MORE THAN 5 000 CHILDREN

for free or affordably priced youth and family programs

 

20 OUTREACH ACTIVITIES 

for very young audiences



 

PARTICIPATION OF 930 SCHOOL STUDENTS

in the second edition of the Enfant de la Terre cultural mediation project with artist Samian, to raise awareness and facilitate access to various art forms for young people from low-income neighbourhoods

3 EXHIBITIONS

À la poursuite du loup-garou – Un conte d’hiver raconté par la Place des Arts et ICI MusiqueLes Merveilles and Enfant de la Terre, an exhibition in connection with Samian’s cultural mediation project

3 DIGITAL WORKS

for the screen mosaic


 

3 CO-PRODUCTIONS

Orbis by harpist Valérie Milot, Corps secret/corps public by choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde, and Gloucester by author and director Simon Boudreault

ATTENDANCE OF 32 600 PEOPLE 

for Nuit Blanche and more than 10,000 participants in the activities

 

9 FREE ACTIVITIES

and more than 1,000 participants during Journées de la culture

 

7 NEW CHEZ GEORGES-ÉMILE INTERVIEWS

with established artists from a variety of backgrounds, open to the public and hosted by Catherine Pogonat