Culture at the Heart of Montreal’s Development
Culture Montréal is an independent, non-profit organization that unites people from all backgrounds interested in promoting culture in all its forms as an essential element of Montreal’s development.
Culture Montréal is a place for deliberation, dialogue, and action aimed at the cultural community, political and business decision-making bodies, civil society and citizens.
Culture Montreal takes part in defining and recognizing culture, both in its richness and its many forms.
The organization acts as Regional Cultural Council for Montreal and is recognized by the Government of Quebec.
- To promote the right, access, and participation to culture for all citizens of Montreal.
- To emphasize the role of culture in Montreal’s development, mainly by encouraging the cultural community to actively participate in city life.
- To contribute in strengthening Montreal’s position as a cultural metropolis through the enhancement of its creativity, cultural diversity, and national and international reputation.
Culture Montréal in Action
In order to pursue its mission and the main objectives behind it, Culture Montréal will work with the cultural community, political and civil decision-making bodies, and citizens to continuously engage in the following actions:
To run an organization that will be a dynamic meeting place for the mobilization of people who support Culture Montréal’s mission and objectives.To work with the development of a citizen-based organization representing civil society and made up of a variety of different people – coming from various backgrounds, organizations and mediums – brought together by a common platform of ideas.
Develop expertise and support public intervention through documents, research, and analyses, and promote the distribution of information through events and networking.
Encourage popular support and recognition of culture through multilateral actions that take urban life and the diversity of Montréal cultural practices into account.
Maintain close relationships with the different milieus and partners, at the local, regional and national level in order to establish cultural priorities throughout the region.
Bring common concerns and issues to public and private decision making bodies; stimulate the participation of the Montréal cultural communities into neighborhoods, networks and in the public consultation and decision making processes.
Eager to work with organizations acting for cultural development everywhere in Canada, Culture Montreal is member of Arts and the City, of the Canadian Conference of the Arts and the Canadian Arts Coalition.