Are you an artistic commissioner or a cultural worker from one of the city’s diverse ethnocultural or racialized groups? Submit your candidacy to collaborate with the maisons de la culture (arts centres) by no later than October 31.
Description of the mandate
Montréal’s arts centres are looking to collaborate with artistic commissioners and cultural workers in the performing arts or visual arts who belong to one of the city’s diverse ethnocultural or racialized groups. The objective is to foster intercultural dialogue, introduce new practices, innovate, and develop more inclusive programming approaches.
Each commissioner or group of commissioners will work with the team at one or two arts centres for at least one year. They will work closely with the cultural officer to create a specific artistic project in partnership with the participating arts centre(s).
The specific mandate will be established through a three-step co-creation process:
- Participation in the programming process, and familiarization with the operations of the arts centre:
- Meeting with the teams to gain a thorough understanding of the dissemination and mediation context.
- Participation in programming meetings held by the arts centres network.
Definition and completion of the artistic project in collaboration with the arts officer, which could take several forms, including:
- Reach out to specific artistic communities in an effort to develop and provide opportunities for dissemination.
- Propose shows, exhibitions, and cultural mediation ideas.
- Participate in the development of shows, mediation activities, events or series.
- Design exhibitions.
- Participate in roundtables or conferences.
- Create textual content for series, exhibitions or shows.
- Develop appreciation tools for certain shows.
- Create opportunities to develop new audiences.
The team at the arts centre will coordinate events, logistics, technical guidance and communications. The focus of the commissioner’s work will be on relations with the artists and partners involved.
- Documentation and evaluation of the process and formulation of recommendations upon completion of the mandate.
The mandates must be carried out between mid-November of 2021 and mid-November of 2022.
The rate of remuneration is $40 an hour (taxes included) for a total of 375 hours.
Candidates can apply individually or with a group of commissioners. Candidates must:
- Demonstrate significant involvement in and commitment to the artistic community.
- Have prior experience in arts programming and cultural mediation.
- Be interested in a multidisciplinary approach to arts and culture.
- Demonstrate a real interest in the accessibility and democratization of arts, cultural mediation, and the development of diversified audiences.
- Be available to attend in-person working meetings with arts officers in Montréal.
- Have proven communication, writing and coordination skills.
Submit your application
Apply by writing to the following address by no later than November 5, 2021: [email protected]
Applications will be reviewed from November 5 to 19, 2021.
Please include the following documents with your candidacy:
- Letter of intent describing your interest in this project at the arts centres and demonstrating an interest in their mission.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Media kit (if available).
- Example of prior projects.
For further details, please contact Elisa Belhache, arts development officer for the maisons de la culture, at 514-872-0023 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Each year, Montréal’s arts centres present close to 200 exhibitions and 2,000 shows across the city’s 19 boroughs. They make the arts accessible to Montrealers of all ages, conditions and backgrounds and they promote public participation in the city’s cultural life.
Following the publication of the report on racism and systemic discrimination issued by the Office de consultation publique de Montréal, the term “racialized person” was adopted to refer to minority groups in relation to the white/caucasian majority, in terms of culture, language, or social and religious practices. In this call for candidates, the term was used as part of an effort to meet the recommendations for reducing the under-representation of racialized artists in Montréal.