To help ensure that the arts and culture are recognized as essential aspects of individual and collective development by promoting citizen participation in cultural life.
To use our cultural mediation practices and expertise to promote and facilitate the democratization of the arts and culture in Quebec.
Culture pour tous is a charity and a non-profit organization. Its core funding comes from ministère de la Culture et des Communications and is supplemented by income generated by its own activities.
May 8, 2013
Together, defend arts and culture by participating in the 17th edition of les Journées de la culture that will take place on September 27, 28 and 29, 2013.
The Charles Biddle Award highlights the exceptional contribution of an individual who immigrated to Quebec and whose personal or professional engagement is contributing or has contributed to Quebec's cultural and artistic development on the national or international scene.
The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2013 edition is Friday, June 28.
The award will be presented by the Ministère de l'Immigration et des Communautés culturelles in partnership with Culture pour tous during Les Journées de la culture.
Cultural mentorship offers young participants a unique opportunity to discover inspiring models of perseverance and excellence. The story of Kathryne Lamontagne, culture journalist for Le Journal de Québec, and her young mentee, Koraly, is a perfect example.
Through the Passeurs de rêves cultural mentorship project, Koraly was introduced to print and radio journalism, while being carefully accompanied by a mentor with a passion for her work. Koraly spoke about her experience in her French class, where she wrote her very first show review.
There are many such examples of success, because all the pairings created with Passeurs de rêves benefit from both the mentors’ commitment and the generous participation of schools.
To find out more, visit: www.culturepourtous.ca/passeurs_de_reves/index_en.html
Do you want to broaden your knowledge of cultural mediation? Culture pour tous, UQÀM and Canal Savoir / Télé-Québec co‑produced a TV series titled La médiation culturelle : créer ensemble, which brings viewers up close to various innovative practices, along with expert commentary.
Did you miss the television broadcast? The four 30-minute episodes can be watched anytime on the Canal Savoir website.
Entitled “Le TAQ, une mosaïque de talents à contribution”, the work, composed of two distinct pieces, was carried out last fall by more than 140 employees, professionals and judges together. Along with painter and mosaic artist Madeleine Turgeon, they participated in workshops and created the work, made with a panoply of materials, including old law texts, books and various small objects. The two parts will be permanently displayed, one in the head office in Québec City and the other in the Montréal offices.
Participants attended the inauguration on March 18 and 22, where the work was admired by all. Another great example of the benefit of bringing culture into the workplace! Watch the work’s making-of video.
For more than 100 cultural activities intended for the workplace:
Culture in Business catalogue.
Find out about an initiative led by the Montréal International Documentary Festival (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal — RIDM), which is breaking out of classic film venues to bring its works into the Tanguay prison for women and the Bordeaux jail for men. You can also watch a short documentary that follows inmates of a Kentucky prison as they prepare to perform the Shakespeare play The Merchant of Venice. Lastly, you can look through a selection of links and resources that explore the relationship between art and social inclusion in prison environments.
All this and more to discover on our web portal!
Louise Sicuro, founder of Les Journées de la culture and President and CEO of Culture pour tous, is proud to be an ambassador for the 15th anniversary of the Blue Metropolis Festival. Among other things, she will take part in the fundraising event Parfum & Littérature on April 24, acting as a model for a day and reading a text about perfume. This highly sensory evening aims to raise funds for the organization’s educational activities.
For more details, visit the organization’s website.
Since 2010, the Montréal International Documentary Festival (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal — RIDM) has opened a new venue for documentary cinema: inside prison walls. More than entertainment, the films screened at Bordeaux, Tanguay and Joliette jails help prisoners to express themselves on topics of concern to them. The removal of their freedom certainly does not hinder their freedom to think and reflect.
Ce livre se penche sur les pratiques concrètes de participation publique, en matière de planification urbaine, dans trois agglomérations, Grenoble et Lyon en France, et Montréal au Québec.
Présenté par la Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain, ce guide pratique est destiné à donner aux gens d’affaires un élan afin qu’ils s’impliquent en plus grand nombre auprès des organismes culturels.
Read the document (PDF)
Culture pour tous, partner of the idAction Mobile program
This year, the socio-educational program idAction is conducting an education project for homeless Aboriginal youth in Montréal. A “mobile intellectual mediation clinic” is roving downtown Montréal in a van four nights a week to bring homeless people books, drawing and writing materials, reading glasses, cultural workshops, a postal service and Internet access.
To help idAction in its active search for books (in English and French), comic books, picture books, writing and drawing materials, and so forth, Culture pour tous is offering to be a drop-off point for donations.
Come drop off your items at 4750 Henri-Julien Avenue in Montréal, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.