Centered on learning, mentorship, collaborations and coproductions, Complices 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, neurodiverse or differently abled artists as well as artists living with disabilities and chronical diseases.
Operating within as well as beyond the MAI’s physical premises, Complices 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, Complices 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).