Creating for public space

Creating for public space

 

OBJECTIVE

To encourage the use of crowdfunding by creators and non-profit organizations seeking to produce artistic or creative projects.

CONCEPT

Creation of a support program for cultural creators who choose crowdfunding for their projects.

Eight projects in culture, art or design will be awarded supplementary funding through the grant program operated by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins. Projects (architectural video projections, installations for public spaces, shows and activities in Les Jardins Gamelin, etc.) will have the opportunity to access a showcase for experimental work in one of the outdoor spaces in the Quartier des Spectacles in the fall of 2019 (or at another time, depending on availability of space and the nature of the project).

ELIGIBILITY

Grants awarded by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

To be eligible for one of the three $5,000 grants awarded by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, the project must:Successfully raise pledges totalling at least $10,000 via the La Ruche crowdfunding platform;

  • Be of an artistic or creative nature;
  • Be designed or adapted for outdoor public spaces;
  • Not convey a message of a sexual nature, or promoting violence, or involving any other offensive content;
  • Adhere to safety and universal accessibility standards as applicable to activities in public spaces;
  • Not require ongoing supervision or user guidance (if necessary, include these costs in the budget);
  • Be feasible to complete within the proposed budget and schedule. The budget must include the costs of presenting the work, installation or performance;
  • Host the crowdfunding campaign on La Ruche Montréal (Montreal, Laval, Laurentians, Lanaudière, Montérégie).


Grants awarded by the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins

To be eligible for one of the five $1,000 grants awarded by the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins, the project must:

  • Successfully raise pledges totalling at least $4,000 via the La Ruche crowdfunding platform;
  • Be of an artistic or creative nature;
  • Be designed or adapted for outdoor public spaces;
  • Not convey a message of a sexual nature, or promoting violence, or involving any other offensive content;
  • Adhere to safety and universal accessibility standards as applicable to activities in public spaces;
  • Not require ongoing supervision or user guidance (if necessary, include these costs in the budget);
  • Be feasible to complete within the proposed budget and schedule. The budget must include the costs of presenting the work, installation or performance;
  • Host the crowdfunding campaign on La Ruche Montréal (Montreal, Laval, Laurentiand, Lanaudière, Montérégie);
  • Be produced by a non-profit organization or cooperative.


The jury

A jury composed of members of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, La Ruche and the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins will select the grant recipients from among the projects that meet the minimum crowdfunding goal.

 

SCHEDULE

Call for proposals - February 15th, 2019
Submission of proposals and launch of crowdfunding campaigns - Until May 15th, 2019
Deadline for the crowdfunding campaigns - July 15th, 2019
Selection committee and awarding of grants - Summer 2019
Production and completion of works - From July 15th to August 2019 (exceptions may be made depending on constraints)
Unveiling of works - Septembrer 19th
Presentation of works - Fall of 2019