South-east hub for creativity
They will now have a permanent hub for creativity, thanks to the help of Société d’habitation et de développement de Montréal (SHDM) which allowed Ateliers créatifs de Montréal to kick start their studio projects rapidly. For this purpose, a former office building is being turned into fifty studios, for individuals or groups.
With large windows and high ceilings, the building seemed perfect for this type of repurposing. When the renovations are complete, the building will provide secure and affordable working conditions to over a hundred artists. These include members of Atelier Graff, a contemporary art centre that will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016.
This new hub for creativity will also be a crossroads where artists and disciplines intersect, an ideal place for dialogue among residents. It also promises to add to the revitalization and cultural vibrancy of a thriving neighbourhood, in addition
to supporting the artistic productions and talents that are hallmarks of Montréal.