MAI has long been committed to making connections between artists, audiences, and local communities. Initiated in 2009, Public+ is a dynamic series of activities offered in tandem with MAI’s regular-season’s programming – an attempt to raise questions, scratch at surfaces, and an opportunity to share, interact, and debate. Programming varies from year to year and is axed on learning, accessibility, and exchange. Activities include hands-on workshops, conferences, conversations, discussions with invited facilitators, guided tours of exhibitions, and special public events.
public + activities and projects
MAI, le service de la culture de l’arrondissement de Ville-Marie, and la Société de développement commercial (SDC) are working together to present an outdoor group exhibition at Serge-Garant Park, near the Beaudry metro station.
New for 2020-2021, Préambule presents original video interviews highlighting the practice of artists who are part of MAI's programming.watch interviews
MAI is committed to fostering accessibility through dialogue and more intimate experiences with contemporary art. Whether you are a school, community, or other group, MAI offers guided, interactive visits of its visual arts exhibits year-round. Tours are adapted to groups’ different needs. Please contact us for for information.book a visit
Each year, MAI presents a serie of relaxed performances, which are open to all – particularly those with a sensory or intellectual disability, or a neurological or learning disorder, and for people accompanied by a newborn. The reception, soundscape and visual atmosphere are all designed to create a calm and inclusive environment.learn more
Audio description consists in describing the visual elements of a work for a blind or partially sighted audience in order to facilitate their understanding. This includes a workshop before the performance to become familiar with the artists and narrators’ voices, and different stage elements like sets and costumes. Live narration allows blind or partially sighted spectators to appreciate the dance works presented.