Call for projects: Montréal culturelle, verte et résiliente

Last updated January 26, 2023

Are you an artist or an organization that carries out cultural mediation projects? Montréal offers financial assistance to help you carry out innovative projects on environmental subjects with Montrealers.

Description

This programm aims to support projects from the cultural community (cultural organizations, artist collectives, artists, and professional writers).

The maximum financial support a project may receive is $20,000. The grant may not exceed 85 per cent of the project costs.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be a non-profit cultural or heritage organization.
  • Carry out the project in partnership with local organizations or with one or more boroughs.
  • Practice a cultural activity in the performing arts, music, visual arts, crafts, urban arts, digital arts, literature, publishing, audiovisual production, museology, heritage or cultural recreation, on a regular basis.
  • Have a head office in Montréal.
  • Have met its commitments when previously receiving financial assistance, and be in good standing with various municipal departments.
  • Have a home address in Montréal.
  • In the case of a registration in the name of a collective, the majority of the members must have addresses in Montréal.
  • Establish partnerships with local organizations or borough(s).
  • Practice a regular cultural activity in the performing arts, music, visual arts, crafts, urban arts, digital arts, literature, publishing, audiovisual production, heritage or cultural recreation
  • Have met their commitments when previously receiving financial assistance, and be in good standing with various municipal departments.

Projects on public property will be required to carry a minimum of $3 million in liability insurance, which will be the applicant’s responsibility, if applicable.

Required documents

  • Background, including the applicant’s artistic approach
  • CVs of the project’s main participants (artists, facilitator, coordinator, mediator, etc.)
  • Presentation of the project including technical details
  • Detailed budget
  • Timeline for project completion
  • Letters of commitment from partners detailing contributions (financial, human, material resources, etc.)
  • A copy of the letters patent of the organization
  • Financial statements for the organization’s last financial year 
  • The list of the members of the board of directors
  • A resolution from the organization’s board of directors dated in 2022 authorizing the application for financial assistance and authorizing a designated representative to sign any commitment related to the application

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Evaluation criteria

Projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

Overall quality of the project

  • How well the project meets the objectives of the call, and relevance of the subject matter in relation to resilience or ecological transition.
  • The quality of the cultural mediation and the practices proposed: Context, concept, participation, number of activities and duration of the project.

Participants

  • An inclusive approach that respects the diversity of target populations and neighbourhoods.
  • Quality of the learning or experience offered to participants.

Project impacts

  • The impact on participants, environments and practices, and the quality of the proposed indicators and targets (e.g., discovery of the arts that promotes ecological transition, active experimentation, changes in lifestyle and enrichment of social ties).
  • The structuring potential of the proposed initiative.
  • The implementation of an eco-responsible approach or actions that limit the impact on the environment.

Applicant's expertise

  • The project team’s cultural expertise and experience in cultural mediation.
  • The clarity and relevance of the budget.
  • The ability to implement and complete the project.
  • For projects presented in the public space, the ability to respect existing by-laws and safety rules.

Partnerships

  • The relevance and quality of partnerships, based on communities, targeted neighbourhoods and the issue of ecological transition.
  • The development of sustainable or innovative partnerships, favouring the transversality and coherence of actions.

Application

To submit a project, you must complete an online form.

Application period

You may submit an application any time until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022.

The project must be completed by December 2023.

Documentation

The mandatory annexes are downloadable in the form and visible on the detailed document.

For support with preparing your application, visit the Montréal Médiation culturelle site, where a number of preparatory materials are available.

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