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.
June 3, 2013
Whether you’re an artist, an artisan, a cultural or municipal worker, a school principal, a teacher or a business manager, you’re invited to register an activity and spread culture throughout your surroundings during Les Journées de la culture, which take place on September 27, 28 and 29. Starting in mid-August, the event’s new advertising campaign will kick off under the theme “Participating is Protecting Culture!” Once again, a number of media partners will disseminate the ads at no charge all over Québec.
To fully benefit from our promotional campaign, register your activity by June 30. You can also read the 2013 Promotion Guide to create a range of tools in preparation for the big celebration.
Get all the details: www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca.
The award, which comes with a cash prize of $2,000, highlights the exceptional contribution of a person who immigrated to Québec, and whose personal or professional commitment contributes, or has contributed, to Québec’s cultural and artistic development on the national or international scene.
Is someone springing to mind as you read this? Send the call for nominations out through your networks! The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, June 28. For further information, visit the micro-site
prixcharlesbiddle.culturepourtous.ca/index_en.html or call us at 514 873-4679.
It is with great enthusiasm that Culture pour tous announces the first phase of implementation for the Cellules régionales d'innovation en médiation culturelle (CRIMC, or regional cells for innovation in cultural mediation). Based on the principles of collaboration, knowledge-pooling and mass participation, the CRIMC will bring together workers from various spheres of activity who are interested in implementing cultural mediation activities in their areas. The CRIMCs’ work will include training activities, networking and the launch of local initiatives.
Already, a first three-year partnership has been set up in the Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent (VHSL-Montérégie ouest) region between the regional branch of the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, the Conférence régionale des élus, the regional county municipality of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the Ville de Vaudreuil‑Dorion and Culture pour tous.
Culture pour tous is able to engage in this project thanks to the financial support of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and Heritage Canada. The program aims in the long term to create a cross-Québec cultural mediation network.
Would you like to develop new approaches to increase the presence of arts and culture in your area? Contact us www.culturepourtous.ca/nousjoindre_en.htm
What is the relationship between mediation and social ties? How can mediation support the creative process? What role does the producer play in this chain? What are the common basic principles and success factors?
All these questions will be discussed and experiences will be shared at the professional development day organized by Culture pour tous on Tuesday, June 4. More than 160 professionals from the cultural community will take part in this special day, which will make space for reflection on the evolution of cultural mediation practice.
Coaching, sponsorship, mentorship... Assistance takes many forms in the realm of arts and culture. Over time, organizations and artists see their practice evolve, and non-traditional learning methods are making an appearance. On the menu in the latest report: initiatives and organizations that are prioritizing the support of artists and cultural workers.
Jump right in and soak up all the new information on cultural mediation at mediationculturelle.culturepourtous.ca/en/.
Secondary 3 students from four regions of Québec have just enjoyed some unforgettable experiences, accompanied by a professional from the arts and culture world. For over two months, the young people were encouraged to discover the various facets of their mentor’s practices. At the end of the adventure, they all shared their discoveries with younger students, so that they too could play the part of a passeur de rêve (dream courier)! The whole Culture pour tous team would like to congratulate them for their perseverance.
Thank you to the amazing school and cultural partners, without whom this project would not have been possible. Learn about some of these inspiring pairs by visiting the project page www.culturepourtous.ca/passeurs_de_reves/index_en.html.
The Passeurs de rêves program is made possible thanks to the support of the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport and donations from the National Bank of Canada and the Telus Community Board for Montréal.
On May 23 and 24, Louise Sicuro, CEO of Culture pour tous, was invited to share her experience at the Culture Days National Congress, organized by the Canadian arm of Les Journées de la culture, coordonate by David Moss. The event brought together more than 250 artists, cultural workers, community groups and institutions from all across Canada, gathered to discuss the progress of the discourse about arts and culture participation.
For an overview of the event, watch vimeo.com/67075281
La danse sur les routes du Québec has been working to improve and expand dance presentations throughout the province since 1998. With the Jouer dehors program launched in 2010, its goal is to develop the dance market in Quebec, while honing the skills and expertise of dance companies.
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.
Un ouvrage qui présente l'art social comme vecteur efficace de développement humain et social soutenable car il permet aux individus de devenir les acteurs du changement au sein de leur société.
Article by the executive director Sonya Nigam of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa, published in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
Read the text (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.