MONTRÉAL, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal (BAAM) and Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management of HEC Montréal are pleased to announce the Prix ARDI 2019 winners: Marcelle Dubois and Nathon Kong.
On February 27, 2019, on the occasion of the Pix ARDI 2019 awards ceremony, the two winners were unveiled and each given a trophy, along with a 2 500-dollar bursary. The awards were presented by Florence Troncy, Co-President of BAAM, and François Colbert, Holder of the Chair in Arts Management. Journalist Claude Deschênes was the MC for the evening.
Audacy & innovation in cultural philanthropy
The Prix ARDI recognize the philanthropic audacity and innovation of two individuals aged 40 years or less: an emerging business person, and the manager of a cultural organization with an annual budget of less than a million dollars.
The winners are invited to donate their bursaries to a cultural organization with an annual budget of less than a million dollars. Marcelle Dubois donated her bursary to Festival du Jamais Lu and Festival Filministes, while Nathon Kong donated his to Les Impatients.
The Prix were awarded by a jury comprised of:
- Sébastien Barangé, Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs, CGI
- Valérie Beaulieu, Executive Director, Culture Montréal
- Madeleine Carreau, Chief Executive Officer, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
- Stéphanie Lavallée, Partner, Fasken
- Renaud Legoux, Associate Professor, HEC Montréal
- Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director, Cité d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal Pointe-à-Callière
Throughout its deliberations, the jury especially recognized "the originality of Festival du Jamais Lu's philanthropic approach, based on widespread participation of donors, who contribute to the creation of new artistic works through micro-donations. This innovative initiative now serves as a model that has been adopted by many artistic organizations."
In awarding the Prix ARDI to Nathon Kong, the jury recognized "that the integration of original Montréal artwork to tailor-made suits illustrates how entrepreneurs can contribute to a community in an innovative way. By transforming a suit into a work of art, Nathon Kong becomes a real ambassador who gives new meaning to cultural philanthropy."
About the Prix recipients & organizations behind the awards
Following her studies in literature and theatre, in 2000, Marcelle Dubois created Théâtre Les porteuses d'aromates, a venue where she stages her texts. She thereby simultaneously took on the roles of writer, director, and artistic director. The same year, she co-founded the Festival du Jamais Lu, a forum for emerging dramaturgy, for which she continues to this day to occupy the roles of artistic and executive director. The organization is active in Montréal, Québec, Paris, and within the international Francophone world. In 2011, along with seven other artists, she co-founded Théâtre Aux Écuries, which she co-manages as an artistic director.
Nathon Kong is the humble founder of Nathon Kong (NK), an upscale brand of men's suits offering a contemporary touch to the tailor-made tradition. It's due to 3D technology that the NK brand has become popular in the Montréal fashion scene. In 2017, Nathon Kong began collaborating with Montréal artists and local organizations to create clothing that promotes social engagement. Through his suits, the brand became a way for clients to establish a link with exceptional causes, in addition to a new model of philanthropy.
Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management
Created in 1991, the Chair in Arts Management of HEC Montréal is named after Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux, as a result of contributions from these donors and Transcontinental Inc. The Founder and Holder of the Chair is Professor, François Colbert. The Chair creates and publishes manuals and research on arts management, which led to launching the International Journal of Arts Management, in 1998. HEC Montréal also offers many courses of study in arts management, particularly a Graduate Diploma in Management of Cultural Organizations (DESSGOC). This year, it celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Master of Cultural Entreprises and Master of International Arts Management programs. The Chair organizes seminars and conferences of interest to the academic and artistic communities, and manages a cultural Mentorship Program. https://www.gestiondesarts.com/en/
Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal (BAAM)
The Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal brings together women and men constituting Montréal's emerging business community, who carry out concrete initiatives to forge lasting connections with cultural organizations and Montréal artists. It's a rallying cry from emerging business people in favour of artists and the arts scene. BAAM was the brainchild of many members of the emerging business community coming together in support of the arts, either through volunteer involvement or financial contributions. The organization establishes and maintains numerous partnerships, and develops links between the artistic and business communities. The energy and commitment of its members have paved the way for many arts-business events and innovative initiatives. http://www.baam-org.com/
BAAM and the Chair wish to thank their partners: Main partner, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec; and event partners, Loto-Québec for the visual arts exhibition, and Conseil des arts de Montréal and Le Grand Costumier, for use of the venue and guided tours. Motus Vidéo, BAM and Nathalie Briard, Altrum, Bélisle, Vignoble de l'Orpailleur, CNW Telbec, and Pixel Circus provided services for the event.
SOURCE Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal (BAAM)
For further information: Interviews & media relations: Lisa Waite, Communications Manager, Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal, [email protected], (514)691-8131