Centered on learning, mentorship, collaborations, and coproductions, Alliance is the artist-support platform of the MAI. This artist-driven program is intended for Indigenous artists (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), racialized artists (including recent immigrants), members of the 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ communities and/or Deaf artists, neurodivergent or differently abled artists as well as artists living with disabilities and chronic illness.
Operating within as well as beyond the MAI’s physical premises, Alliance is, in short, the MAI’s long-running mentorship program in a revamped and significantly expanded form.
Accompanying artists who work at the crossroads of practices, disciplines, histories, and cultures, Alliance offers a tailor-made response to their needs, experiences, and ways of working. The community-oriented platform brings together five types of activities and services (the annual Alliance program, la Ruche – creations in residencies, studio residencies, workshops, and training, as well as the MAI’s sponsorships).