The Conseil des Arts de Montréal is innovating again in support of the arts to recognize quality and originality in many different artistic disciplines.
In 2014, the Conseil launched the Bourse création Jazz for Montréal. Stemming from an anonymous donor’s generosity, this grant is designed to support the creation, production and presentation of a jazz work. For the Conseil des arts de Montréal, which has been striving for years to increase arts funding by the private sector, this type of partnership bodes well for the artistic community.
In the film world, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), and the National Film Board (NFB) via its filmmaker assistance program Aide au cinema indépendant (ACIC) have created the first-ever residency in Montréal for emerging, culturally diverse filmmakers. Awarded to Nadine Gomez, who directed The Horse Palace, this residency will allow her to make a short film about the Montréal metro while enjoying full support for postproduction and distribution.
Lastly, to support up-and-coming artists, the Jeunes Mécènes pour les Arts have rallied the next generation in business talent to create private scholarships. This initiative brings together some fifty business professionals. Each patron donated $500 to create the 2014 scholarships. As partner of this contest, the Conseil des arts de Montréal analyzed the artistic quality of sixty projects.