Nearly $300,000 in funding for projects by Montreal-based Aboriginal artists, writers and organizations

MONTREAL, May 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) are pleased to announce the names of the Aboriginal artists, writers and artistic organizations whose projects will be receiving support in connection with Sections 4 and 5 of the Entente de partenariat territorial en lien avec la collectivité de Montréal ("Territorial Partnership Agreement with the Montreal Community").

The following artists will receive support: Marco Collin, Kathia Rock, Michael Patten, Geronimo Inutiq, Barbara Diabo, Joséphine Bacon, Daphne Boyer, Beatrice Deer, Yves Sioui-Durand, Jean-Eudes Bourdages-Aster and Hannah Claus.

Projects by the following organizations will receive support: Les Productions Feux Sacrés, Terres en vues Société pour la diffusion de la culture autochtone, Les Productions Ondinnok Inc., Corporation Wapikoni Mobile and Productions Menuentakuan.

Through this program, the partners wish to contribute to the development and promotion of Aboriginal creators and organizations and to affirm Aboriginal identities by encouraging the creation and circulation of contemporary Aboriginal artworks, productions and activities. They also seek to facilitate public access to Aboriginal works and productions in the Montreal region.

This CALQ/CAM partnership stems from the Territorial Partnership Agreement with the Montreal Community focusing on the creation, innovation, promotion and diversity of professional artistic practices in the Montreal region.

About the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
Focusing on equitable and sustainable artistic development, CALQ provides support in all regions of Quebec for creation, experimentation and production and promotes artistic and literary development and dissemination in Quebec, across Canada and around the world. CALQ is a Quebec government corporation funded by the Ministry of Culture and Communications (MCC).

About the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM)
A dynamic partner of artistic creativity in Montreal, CAM identifies, supports and recognizes excellence and innovation in the creation, production and presentation of professional artistic endeavours. It encourages experimentation, discovery and daring at the heart of Montreal's artistic landscape thanks to its initiatives that stimulate emerging and culturally diverse artists. Since 1956, CAM has contributed to the development of "Montreal, Cultural Metropolis."


Appendix: Projects supported under the 2016-2017 Territorial Partnership Agreement with the Montreal Community

Name (discipline) | Project title | Amount


Section 4: Support for Aboriginal artists and writers, total $167,599

Marco Collin (theatre) | Research/dramatic writing project, Mashinikan (The Book)| $13,000

Kathia Rock (music) | Recording of a new album, Ne Puateti | $20,000

Michael Patten (visual arts) | Creation of an installation, Ups and Downs of European Trade |$8,000

Geronimo Inutiq (digital arts) | Creation of an installation, Ensemble/Encore, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (MACM) | $3,849 

Barbara Diabo (dance) |Creation of a work combining contemporary/traditional dance and music, Sky Dancers: the Quebec Bridge Disaster |$20,000

Joséphine Bacon (literature) |Writing of a collection of poems in Innu and French, Ces gens qui ont mis des vertèbres à mon dos | $18,000 

Daphne Boyer (visual arts) |Creation of a collection of digital and artisanal works, So... Anyway | $20,000

Beatrice Deer (music) | Recording of a new album, You're With Me|$15,000

Yves Sioui-Durand (theatre) |Re-writing for the publication of Un monde qui s'achève-Lola|$11,000 

Jean-Eudes Bourdages-Aster (music) | Creation and production of Shauit's new show, Apu Peikussiat |$18,750

Hannah Claus (visual arts) |Research/creative project, Hochelaga Rock, to be presented in Winnipeg | $20,000 


Section 5: Support for Aboriginal organizations, total $120,000

Les Productions Feux Sacrés (visual arts)|Exhibition of works by Carmen Hathaway, From Smoke to Cyber Signals |$15,000

Land InSights, Société pour la diffusion de la culture autochtone (multi-disciplinary) |Enable the AM Collective (Caroline Monet and Sébastien Aubin) to renew the staging of Land InSights artistic installations in downtown Montreal|$15,000

Les Productions Ondinnok Inc. (multi-disciplinary)| Ensure the prominent presence of emerging Aboriginal artists during the États des lieux sur la situation des arts autochtones au Québec and Printemps autochtone d'Art 3 (PAA 3) |$30,000 

Corporation Wapikoni Mobile (cinema/video) | Audio-visual creative workshops and residency for young Aboriginals in Montreal, Expressions cinématographiques autochtones | $30,000

Productions Menuentakuan (theatre) |Presentation of Là où le sang se mêle, Fred Barry Hall, Theatre Denise Pelletier| $30,000


Karine Côté
Advisor, Communications and Arts/Letters Promotion
Phone: (418) 528-2589 or (800) 608-3350 (toll-free) 

Tania Orméjuste
Director of Communications and Territorial Initiatives
Phone: (514) 280-3991


SOURCE Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

For further information: Source: Karine Côté, Advisor, Communications and Arts/Letters Promotion, CALQ, Phone: (418) 528-2589 or (800) 608-3350 (toll-free); Information: Tania Orméjuste, Director of Communications and Territorial Initiatives, CAM, Phone: (514) 280-3991


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