1 November 2016 Call for Projects by First Nations Artists and Organizations from Montreal
With a shared goal of supporting artistic creation and presentation with the Montreal community, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), in collaboration with Culture Montréal, are launching a call for projects from First Nations artists, writers and organizations.

The selected projects will be supported under the Entente de partenariat territorial en lien avec la collectivité de Montréal (“Territorial Partnership Agreement with the Montreal Community”). The aim of this agreement is to foster the development and visibility of First Nations organizations, as well as to affirm First Nations identities through the creation and dissemination of contemporary artistic First Nations works, productions and activities. In addition, the agreement seeks to encourage and facilitate public access to First Nations works and productions throughout the Montreal region.

The program is open to professional First Nations artists, writers and artistic organizations working in the following disciplines:

  • architectural research,
  • circus arts,
  • dance,
  • digital arts,
  • film and video,
  • fine crafts,
  • literature,
  • multidisciplinary arts,
  • music,
  • song,
  • storytelling,
  • theatre,
  • visual arts.

These practices may be linked to traditional arts or contemporary practices. This call for projects is intended solely for Montreal artists or writers from the following First Nations communities: Abenaki, Algonquin, Attikamek, Cree, Malecite, Micmac, Innu, Naskapi, Huron Wendat, Mohawk and Inuit. To be eligible, a First Nations organization from the Montreal region must contain a significant number of directors from one or more of these communities.

The deadline for applications is December 5, 2016.

Links:
Support for First Nations Professional Artists and Writers
Support for First Nations Professional Artistic and Literary Organizations (in French)

For further information, please contact Marie-Ève Vézina, CALQ Program Manager, at 1-800-608-3350.

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