Alliance – Artist-support program

CAM + MAI MENTORSHIP 21.22

The MAI team is thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2021-2022 CAM + MAI mentorship Accompaniment Program: Hoor Malas, for her project If my Body had a Name.

Open to professional choreographers from culturally diverse backgrounds, the mentorship program offered annually by the Conseil des arts de Montréal and MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) aims to foster the development of dance artists living in the territory of Montreal, and to support them in a process of research, creation and production of work. 

Inspired by the work of British author Sir Ken Robinson and the relationship between body and mind, If my Body had a Name is a creative project that seeks to understand gestures, particularly those related to Middle Eastern culture. For Hoor Malas, it is by dissecting and questioning the way these gestures resonate in our bodies that we can then understand their emotional impact.

A partnership between the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the MAI, this mentorship program offers the selected artist a package of financial resources and support, including an $8,000 grant and hours in the CAM’s rehearsal studios. The artist will also be invited to carry out an artistic residency in the MAI’s spaces, and will be part of the MAI’s official 2023-2024 programming.

 

About Hoor Malas

Hoor Malas, is a dance and movement artist born in Syria and recently settled in Montreal. She started dancing at the age of eight at the Damascus Ballet School. Hoor received her BFA in Dance from the Higher Institute of Arts, Damascus-Syria in 2007 and her Diploma in Contemporary Dance from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds-UK in 2008. From 2008 to 2018, Hoor also taught contemporary dance techniques at the Damascus Conservatory of Art.

Through her creations, Hoor dives into social issues influenced by personal experiences. In the past, she has participated in the creation of several choreographic works, including Regression (2016), Three Seconds (2018), Hanging (2019) and Dust (2020-21). Her new solo piece If my Body had a Name is in progress.

For more information: https://hoormalas.com/

 

This project is produced with support from the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal as part of l’Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, and from the Canada Council for the Arts.  

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2021-22 PWM+MAI Joint Support for Artist

Are you an artist in theatre, performance, dance, circus, interdisciplinary arts or visual arts (with a performance component)? Would you like to work with a dramaturg?

We are beyond thrilled to announce that Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal (PWM) and MAI have joined forces to create a joint support program for artists interested in working with a dramaturg!

 

The following artists are eligible to submit proposals: Indigenous artists (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), racialized artists (including racialized recent immigrants), members of the 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ communities, Deaf artists, disabled artists, neurodiverse artists, and artists living with chronic illness and/or chronic pain.

*We accept applications from artists in theatre, performance, dance, circus, interdisciplinary arts and visual arts (with a performance component) if they are interested in collaborating with a dramaturg from theatre and performance.

 

Find out about the program’s unique structure, criteria, and the various services it offers by going to the official page here.

Deadline: September 20, 2021, at 23:59pm.

 

Alliance is supported by the City of Montreal, The Government of Quebec, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Art by Lauren Bending @ mixkit.co

Alliance – Artist-support programAnnouncements

Information sessions about Alliance

Dessin : Thaïla Khampo

Monday June 21 (in French)

Wednesday June 23 (in English)  

5 pm – 6:30 pm

Location

Parc Léo-Parisseau, at the intersection avenue du Parc and Léo-Parisseau 

(map: https://bit.ly/3ixCaLR

* The park is located just north of the MAI building.

(in the event of rain, we will meet in the MAI’s café, 3680 rue Jeanne-Mance) 

 

RSVP: https://form.jotform.com/211617219799264

 

 

Come learn about Alliance, the MAI’s unique artist-support program (previously known as the mentorship program) in the company of the program coordinator, Nayla Naoufal. This information session will cover the program’s structure, admissions criteria, key deadlines, and the various services it offers. The program is open to candidates from all artistic fields. 

 

Hosting 10-15 artists, collectives and companies per year, the Alliance artist support program offers participating artists with individual guidance and coordination support, in addition to providing special allocations that help remove barriers to their equal participation in the arts and cover a wide range of services related to the artists’ needs, desires and experiences in terms of learning and creation. This info session will help you better understand the program and explain how to prepare an application. 

 

Candidates must be members of the following communities: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists, Deaf, hearing-impaired artists or artists with disabilities, racialized artists (including recently immigrated artists), and/or members of the LGBTQQIP2SAA+ community. More about the MAI

 

This project is produced with support from the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal as part of l’Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, and from the Canada Council for the Arts

 

 

Alliance – Artist-support program

Vivacité clinic

Dessin : Thaïla Khampo

Call for artists: Sign up to the Vivacité Clinic!

Six hours of one-on-one support with an experienced consultant to help you prepare your grant application!

 

full call and registration

 

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Ateliers pour artistes et commissaires

S’outiller pour avancer dans sa pratique

Consistant en une série de 8 rencontres en ligne, ces ateliers bilingues et gratuits organisés par le MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) avec la Machinerie des arts offre aux participant·e·s la possibilité d’acquérir ou de renforcer des savoirs et des compétences de divers ordres pour les aider dans leur parcours artistique. Ces micro-formations visent à outiller les artistes en approfondissant la compréhension des enjeux liés à la gestion de leur parcours professionnel et en diversifiant leurs champs de connaissances.

Pour en savoir plus : https://www.m-a-i.qc.ca/formations/

Alliance – Artist-support program

Workshops for artists and curators

Building upon knowledge and practice
to sustain your creative work

Along with the Machinerie des arts, the MAI (Montreal, intercultural arts) is organizing a workshop consisting of 8 online sessions. These bilingual and free workshops offer participants the opportunity to acquire or strengthen knowledge and skills of various kinds to sustain their creative work. These personalized micro-training courses aim to equip artists by deepening their understanding of the issues related to the management of their professional journey and by diversifying their fields of knowledge.

For information and to register: https://www.m-a-i.qc.ca/appelatelier

Alliance – Artist-support programAnnouncements

Alliance : 20.21 cohort

Dessin : Thaïla Khampo

MAI (Montreal, arts interculturels) is delighted to announce the arrival of the new Alliance cohort!

 

Conceived for artists who encounter systemic and structural obstacles, Alliance strives to eliminate barriers to their full participation in the arts. This program is financially supported by the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal as part of l’Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, as well as by the Canada Council for the Arts.  

 

20.21

Soroush Aram

visual arts and performance, in collaboration with Mandoline Hybride as part of a punctual support

Soroush Aram is an Iranian multidisciplinary visual artist working in Montreal. After completing a course in Fine Arts at the University of Tehran in 2002, Soroush developed a particular aesthetic that interweaves drawing and performative art and juggles between images of the past and dreams of the future.

 

Cecilia Bracmort

exhibition curation

Cécilia Bracmort is a French and Canadian artist/curator who favours the mixing of genres, transdisciplinarity and experimentation in her art and curatorial practice. Through her multifocal vision linked to her different “layers of identity”, Cecilia Bracmort’s projects create bridges between themes to which she feels connected, such as history, identity, ecology and spirituality.

 

Marbella Carlos

interdisciplinary arts

Marbella Carlos is a Manila-born visual artist based in Montreal, Canada. She holds an MA in Creative Arts Therapies (Art Therapy) from Concordia University, a BFA in Visual Arts (With Distinction) from the University of Calgary and a B.Ed. in Visual Arts Education (With Distinction) from the University of Toronto and has participated in artist residencies with Artscape Toronto and the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation.

 

Burcu Emeç

interdisciplinary arts

Burcu’s practice dwelves in care, political action and rigorous curiosity. As an interdisciplinary performance artist she blends social commentary, active listening, improvisation and visual art. Her work lives in the shifts between the highly poetic and unbearably banal, subverting codes of live performance and creating tensions between language and image.

 

Ahmad Hamdan

theater

Ahmad is a Montreal-based actor who graduated from UQAM’s École supérieure de théâtre in 2017. He has performed his texts on several stages including La Licorne in the show Foirée Montréalaise. Parallel to his acting career, a storytelling and creation desire leads him to write short theatrical content.

 

Saba Heravi

interdisciplinary arts

Saba Heravi is an Iranian-Canadian visual artist based in Tiohtiá:ke/ Montreal. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2019.  Her art practice is concentrated on drawing, ceramics, and printmaking. Her work explores the idea of home, memory, and identity and is ultimately an investigation of self.

 

Victoria May

community arts

Victoria May is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with a career spanning nearly 30 years, and has danced for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Göteborg’s Danse Kompagni, Danish Dance Theatre, and, as an independent performer, for Danse-Cité, Louise Bédard, Dominique Porte, Barbara Diabo among other artists.

 

Amir Sám Nakhjavani

theater

Amir Sám Nakhjavani (he, him) is a META-Award nominated multilingual and multidisciplinary Montrealer of Azerbaijani-Iranian origin. As a theatre artist he has worked with the Segal Centre, Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal, Black Theatre Workshop, Tableau d’Hôte Theatre, Teesri Dunya Theatre and Infinithéâtre.

 

Diane Hau Yu Wong

visual arts curation, in collaboration with articule as part of a punctual support

Diane Hau Yu Wong is an emerging curator and art historian based in unceded Coast Salish Territories & Tiohtiá:ke territory. She graduated with a BFA in Art History from Concordia University in 2018. Her curatorial practice and research are largely based on her experience as a second-generation immigrant and the intersection between community and diasporic identity.

 

Nasim Lootij

dance

Choreographer, performer, teacher and Laban notator, Nasim Lootij left Iran in 2006 to study dance in Paris. Since 2014 she lives and works in Montreal where she co-founded the collective Vâtchik Danse with Kiasa Nazeran, dramaturge and PHD in theatre. Their sources of inspiration: the art and socio-political history of Iran, the modern currents of the early twentieth century, including German expressionism.

 

Alliance – Artist-support program

Call for applications

Are you an artist in theatre, performance, dance, circus, interdisciplinary arts or visual arts (with a performance component)? Would you like to work with a dramaturg?

We are beyond thrilled to announce that Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PWM) and MAI have joined forces to create a joint support program for artists interested in working with a dramaturg!

The following artists are eligible to submit proposals: Indigenous artists (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), racialized artists (including racialized recent immigrants), members of the 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ communities and/or deaf, hearing-impaired, neurodiverse or differently abled artists, as well as artists living with disabilities and chronic diseases.

PWM is an English language minority organization and therefore the work with PWM will take place in English. The application must be completed in English. 

Find out about the program’s unique structure, criteria, and the various services it offers by going to the official page: https://go.playwrights.ca/pwm-mai-alliance

Deadline: September 27, 2020

Alliance is supported by the City of Montreal, The Government of Quebec, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Art by Lauren Bending @ mixkit.co

Alliance – Artist-support program

Info Sessions

© Thaïla Kampo

Monday April 22 and Wednesday May 22

Sessions in French: April 22, 5–6 pm + May 22, 6:30–7:30 pm
Sessions in English: April 22, 6:30–7:30pm + May 22, 5–6 pm

 

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
Espace 428
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance


RSVP
https://bit.ly/2Gf8ekd
Please note that places are limited


Come learn about Alliance, the MAI’s unique artist-support program (previously known as the mentorship program) in the company of the program coordinator, Pablo Rodriguez. This information session will cover the program’s structure, admissions criteria, key deadlines, and the various services offered. The program is open to candidates from all artistic fields.

Hosting 10-15 artists, collectives and companies per year, the Alliance artist support program offers participating artists with individual guidance and coordination support, in addition to providing special allocations that help remove barriers to their equal participation in the arts. This info session will help you better understand the program and explain how to prepare an application. The next application deadline is June 30, 2019.

MAI welcomes artistic approaches that are hybrid, rigorous and relevant in the intercultural context. We welcome proposals from visible and invisible minorities, including Deaf artists and artists with disabilities, members of the LGBTQQIP2SAA community, racialized and recently immigrated artists, and artists of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit descent.

This project is financed by the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal as part of l’Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, and from the Canada Council for the Arts.