MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conseil des arts de Montréal
is pleased to announce the nomination of its new chairman, the
Honourable Charles Lapointe, P.C.. Mr. Lapointe succeeds Ms. Louise Roy whose mandate is ending at the
end of the year.
This nomination was approved by the Executive Committee of the Ville de
Montréal during its November 28 meeting and will be ratified by the
Municipal Council and Agglomeration Council. "I am convinced that Mr.
Lapointe will enthusiastically carry on the viable and dynamic work of
the Conseil des arts de Montréal," said Ms. Élaine Ayotte, member of
the Executive Committee, responsible for culture, heritage and design.
"Mr. Lapointe has an impressive background and has been a steadfast
supporter of Montreal's cultural milieu for many years. Clearly, he
will be able to take the necessary actions to contribute to making
Montreal a vibrant and creative cultural metropolis."
The Honourable Charles Lapointe, who has received numerous awards
throughout his illustrious career, has always been a great advocate of
Montreal's cultural scene. He was, in fact, the very first recipient of
the Conseil des arts de Montréal's Award of Merit, in 2011, for his
support of the arts sector and unwavering commitment to several
cultural organizations. Mr. Lapointe declared that he is "very honoured
to chair a team that is so committed to supporting our local arts
scene. The Conseil des arts de Montréal is totally in sync with our
city's cultural life. It is sensitive to the needs of the community
that it serves and does not hesitate to reinvent itself to support its
organizations and artists. As chairman, I will continue in this
direction. I wish to salute the exceptional work of Louise Roy who,
during her six years as Chair, made the Conseil a true ally of
Montreal's cultural scene.
The Conseil des arts is composed of 21 members chosen mainly from the
arts sector, but also from the educational and business communities, as
well as the municipal sector. All are volunteers and reside on the
Island of Montreal. They are appointed for a three-year mandate,
renewable once. The secretariat of the Conseil des arts is administered
by its Executive Director, Danielle Sauvage.
The members of the Conseil des arts de Montréal are: Philippe Baylaucq,
Manon Blanchette, Marilyn Burgess, Madeleine Careau, Jasmine Catudal,
Marie Cinq-Mars, Carole David, Jean-Pierre Desrosiers, Ben Marc
Diendéré, Jocelyn Dion, André Dupras, Nassib El Husseini, Karla
Étienne, Liza Frulla, Dany Laferrière, Gaétan Morency, Jan-Fryderyk
Pleszczynski, François Roy, Claude Trudel, and Lise Vaillancourt, as
well as Jocelyn Dion, who represents the city's Finance Department and
acts as treasurer of the Conseil des arts. Jean-Robert Choquet,
Director of the Culture and Heritage Department at the Ville de
Montréal, is a non-voting member.
After a distinguished career in federal politics, the Hon. Charles
Lapointe, P.C. joined Lavalin, where he held a number of key positions.
In 1989, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of
Tourisme Montréal. Well-known for his support of the arts and his
commitment to many cultural organizations, he is a steadfast promoter
of Montreal's cultural life. Over the years, Mr. Lapointe has sat on
the boards of numerous cultural organizations, including Les Ballets
Jazz de Montréal, Festival international de nouvelle danse, Montreal
Symphony Orchestra, Saidye Bronfman Centre (now known as the Segal
Centre for Performing Arts) and Parachute - Revue d'art contemporain.
He is currently a member of the board of trustees and a fellow of the
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and sits on the executive board of Mission
Design. Since his arrival at Tourisme Montréal, Mr. Lapointe has
greatly contributed to promoting the city's cultural tourism, which has
led to a productive collaboration with the Ministère de la Culture et
des Communications, as well as with the Ville de Montréal.
SOURCE: CONSEIL DES ARTS DE MONTREAL
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