Culture at the Heart of Montreal’s Development
Culture Montréal is an independent non-profit organization bringing together people from all backgrounds interested in promoting culture in all its forms as an essential element of Montreal’s development.
Culture Montréal is a place for reflection, dialogue, and action aimed at the cultural community, political and business decision-making entities, and citizens.
Through research, analysis, communication, and educational activities, Culture Montréal is involved in defining and recognizing Montreal culture in all its richness and diversity.
• To promote the right to, access to, and participation in culture for all citizens of Montreal.
• To assert the role of culture in Montreal’s development, especially by encouraging the cultural community
to actively participate in city life.
• To contribute to strengthening Montreal’s position as a cultural metropolis through the enhancement of its creativity, cultural diversity, and national and international prominence.
CULTURE AT THE SUMMIT
• Organization of the 2001 Cultural Summit, then foundation of Culture Montréal in 2002.
• Advisory role to the Ville de Montréal in the formulation of the city’s first cultural policy.
• International networking with other cultural cities.
• Organization of international symposia.
• Expert-advisor to governments, the City and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal.
In order to pursue its mission and the main objectives behind it, Culture Montréal will work with the cultural community, the political and civil decision making bodies, and citizens to continuously engage in the following actions:
To run an organization that will be a dynamic meeting place for the mobilization of people who support Culture Montréal’s mission and objectives.
Develop expertise and support public intervention through documentation, research, and analyses activities, and promote information dissemination through the organization of events and networking.
• Raise Awareness
Encourage popular support and recognition of culture through multilateral actions that take the characteristics of the urban fabric and the diversity of Montréal cultural practices into account.
Maintain close relations with the different milieux and partners, at the local, regional and national level in order to favorish the establishment of cultural priorities on the territory.
Bring common concerns and issues before public and private decision making bodies; stimulate the participation of the Montréal cultural milieus in the community, in networks and the consultation and decision making processes.
A message from the RAIQ to the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canadian arts community
on the Needs in Creation, Dissemination, Residencies, Documentation, and Training as well as Envisioning a Place For Interdisciplinary Practices (PDF)
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