The Maisons de la culture will be transformed in Montreal

Les Maisons de la culture will be transformed in Montreal

The Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Cultural Center in Montreal

The Maisons de la culture are celebrating 40 years of existence, a anniversary that the City is marking by unveiling a new vision for their development by 2030.

The objective: to improve the visibility and accessibility of the Maisons de la culture in order to reaffirm them as artistic centers , cultural and community activities in all neighborhoods of the metropolis by the end of the decade. “Thanks to the evolution of their actions, the Maisons de la culture will create even more opportunities for meetings and exchanges between the Montreal population and artists,” said the mayor, Valérie Plante.

To achieve this, Montreal intends to invest by 2031 in the construction of new Maisons de la culture (including the Center Sanaaq, Espace Rivière and Cœur-Nomade) and in the renovation of a dozen Maisons across the city. . The amount allocated has not yet been disclosed, but will take part of the budget envelope provided for in the Montreal 2030 strategic plan unveiled last year.

By investing in the development and upgrading of the Houses, we work to reach new audiences, from all walks of life, from all walks of life and from all cultures, by making sustained efforts to reach populations far from the arts and culture.

Ericka Alneus, responsible for culture and heritage on the City's executive committee

The concept and vocation of the Maisons de la culture will remain essentially the same: the City will continue to on a 360-degree approach that involves cultural exchange, community involvement, the dissemination of art in various forms and the incubation of artistic projects.

In one year, 700,000 people who visit one or other of the Maisons de la culture de Montréal. They annually present some 3,000 shows, exhibitions and screenings, often free of charge.

Further announcements are expected by the end of the year.

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