Long live the BAAM !
Artsscène Montréal is dead; long live the Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal ! After a change of name and visual identity, the organization intends to rouse and stimulate the entire arts community with a big BAAM !
BAAM is a non-profit organization that specifically targets young business professionals on behalf of the Montréal arts community. Through networking events held in the arts milieu, it encourages community involvement and philanthropy.
The mission of this exceptional brigade has three main components: advice, experience and sponsorship. They take active form during the participatory and awareness-raising activities for members.
This fall, the group hosted a look behind the scenes, called the Circuit BAAM, l’expérience Les arts en coulisses. Its perspective on dance, music, literature, theatre and visual arts took participants backstage at cultural organizations such as La Biennale de Montréal at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, O Vertigo dance company, Festival international de la littérature (FIL), Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal and the Tout à Trac theatre company at Théâtre Maisonneuve.
Looking ahead to Montréal’s 375th anniversary, BAAM is organizing a major campaign to raise funds from young potential patrons for offering the city a public work of art.