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Alliance

Hosting 10-15 artists, collectives and companies per year, Alliance is a unique support program conceived for artists from all fields who encounter systemic and structural obstacles. The program strives to eliminate  barriers to their full participation in the arts by offering customized financial allocations and guidance that are adapted to the learning and creative needs and desires of each participant.

The program is especially geared to artists in the early stages of their careers, recently immigrated artists, as well as older artists (55 years and older).

MAI invites proposals from racialized artists (including recently immigrated artists), Indigenous artists (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), Deaf artists and artists living with disabilities or chronical diseases, neurodiverse or differently-abled artists, and/or artists who are members of 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ communities.

image: Thaïla Kampo

One program, three streams

The Alliance program is designed to adjust to artists’ individual needs. Candidates build their own structure by proposing one or many services they wish to work with. Accepted candidates receive a special allocation to cover their requested services.

Artists can apply to three different streams within the Alliance program: the general program, the joint mentorships, and punctual supports. All streams offer the same basic support: guidance and coordination support, a special allocation, access to the MAI studios, and opportunities for collective exchange. However, the amount of the allocations offered in each stream vary, and each stream has its own application form.

Artists can only submit one proposal. They have to choose one stream.

General Support

allocation of a value of $8,000
+
basic support* 

* basic support includes:
– guidance and project coordination support –
– opportunities for collective reflection and exchange –
– access to the MAI’s rehearsal studios –

The “General program” stream is best suited to artists who wish to take a multi-dimensional approach to advance their practice.

The deadline for submissions: July 8th 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Punctual Support

allocation of a value 0f $2,000
+
basic support * 

* basic support includes:
– guidance and project coordination support –
– opportunities for collective reflection and exchange –
– access to the MAI’s rehearsal studios –

The “Punctual support” stream is ideal for artists to take a more focused approach to their professional and artistic needs. A smaller allocation – maximum $2,000 – allows artists to pursue one or two services.. 

The deadline for submissions: July 8th 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Joint Support

 PRIM + MAI Joint Residency Fellowship for Artists in Media Arts

allocation of a value of $5,000
+
base support from the MAI*
+
Residency and presentation at the MAI
+
Residency at PRIM:

  • Access to all filming equipment, video and audio studios and post-production rooms for one year (Value of $8000)
  • Audio and visual training and support (Value of $1000)
  • Project mentorship and technical support
* basic support includes:
– guidance and project coordination support –
– opportunities for collective reflection and exchange –
– access to the MAI’s rehearsal studios –

Center PRIM and the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) have partnered to offer a joint residency, a year long-term accompaniment to an artist wishing to experiment, develop their skills and create a work in the discipline of new media arts. PRIM offers its filming equipment and facilities available to the artist for the production of a work in video art, documentary, fiction and audio art. PRIM is associated with MAI’s artist joint fellowship program. The selected artist will be offered the opportunity to present his/her work in the MAI spaces as part of the Alliance program during the 22.23 season. The selected project must be associated with the mandates of both organizations. The project must favour an intercultural approach in its creation while compromising the audio, video and digital processing.

PRIM encourage and facilitate the free creation of media works through support programs and high-tech facilities while actively contributing to the development and training of independent artists.

The joint residency fellowship with PRIM+MAI offers to the selected artist one-year support and an allocation of funds of $ 5000 to cover a range of services, as well as a residency starting in October 2022 at PRIM and at the MAI. The selected project will be presented in the part of projects in residence with the Alliance program. The artist will have the option to choose the format of their presentation by one of the 3 options offered (See Artist’s Guide).


Refer to the Artist’s Guide for more details about what this joint residency fellowship includes, PRIM’s mandate, and the possibilities for on-site creation.

Deadline to submit: June 27th

Submission form PRIM+MAI 22-23

articule + MAI joint support for curators

Between $ 5 000 to $10 000 allocation
+
MAI’s basic support* 

+technical residency at the theater of the MAI
+
Inclusion in the MAI’s regular programming 2023-2024 season
+
Support from the CAM:

creation grant of $ 5 000
+
A $3,000 allocation from CAM towards work with an artistic advisor
+
access to 100 studio hours at the CAM’s dance studios (value $1,600)

* basic support includes:
– guidance and project coordination support –
– opportunities for collective reflection and exchange –
– access to the MAI’s rehearsal studios –

The Conseil des Arts de Montréal and MAI (Montreal, arts interculturels) have united to promote cultural diversity in dance in Montreal and to participate in the professional development of choreographers from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The CAM + MAI program supports the artistic development of a choreographer, a choreographer’s collective or a culturally diverse dance organization.

This program aims to offer a choreographer or a choreographer’s collective or an artistic organization of cultural diversity in dance, a quality supervision and to encourage their surpassing. The coaching is intended to foster professional development in dance. The CAM+MAI partnership offers decent conditions for the creation and production of a choreographic work; within contribute to increase the artistic quality of a work of an artist, a collective of artists or an organization of cultural diversity in dance. The CAM+MAI’s combined support supports and identifies the talents of cultural diversity in dance and increases their presence on the Montreal territory and contributes to making cultural diversity artists in dance known to the public.

Refer to the Artist’s guide for more details about what this joint mentorship includes, eligibility criteria and other conditions.

Deadline to submit: July 15th 2022 at 11:59PM

Submission form CAM+MAI 22-23

The CAM + MAI joint support for dance artists is currently being redesigned to better meet the needs of the community.