Our mission

For us, all artists should be able to continue to create and be proud of their professions.

For 40 years, the Artists’ Foundation has been providing one-time financial assistance to artists and arts professionals who are going through a difficult period.

It supports artists and professionals of all disciplines, whether they work in the performing arts, television, film, circus, music, dance or visual arts, regardless of their age, their sector of activity or their origin.

Since April of 2021, beyond offering financial assistance, the Artists’ Foundation also made available a Psychosocial Support Fund for artists and cultural workers in the province of Quebec.

In the last 12 months, the Foundation has awarded nearly 1,500 grants to artists, artisans, and cultural workers across over 40 fields of artistic practice.

Artists and cultural workers can turn with confidence to the Artists’ Foundation.

Our impact

For us, it’s essential to generate positive, lasting effects that will help improve the socio-economic conditions of Quebec’s professional artists and contribute to the development of our culture.

The Artists’ Foundation has defined four key areas of intervention that guide its actions and philanthropic initiatives: FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS IN NEED, ACCESS TO PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES, SUPPORT FOR EMERGING ARTISTS, and PROMOTION OF ARTISTIC DIVERSITY.

More than $1.3 million

Total grants to artists and cultural workers from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024

Almost 7,200 consultations

Psychosocial support sessions reimbursed by the Foundation’s programs

More than 1,500

Total grants to artists, artisans and cultural workers over 12 months

Where does your donation go?

The mandate of the Artists’ Foundation is diversified and takes many forms, but all of its actions are guided by the same objective: to offer a one-stop shop for assistance and support to artists and arts professionals who find themselves in precarious situations or suffering from psychological distress.

94,3%

Grants and allowances to artists and cultural workers

3%

Events and support program management

Speakers

To mark the 35th anniversary of the Artists’ Foundation, eight public figures from the arts and business sectors have graciously agreed to share the Foundation’s message: Denis Bernard (actor), Emilio B. Imbriglio (president of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton), Josée Goulet (President of groupe T.E.C. Canada), Patrick Hivon (actor), Lucie Leclerc (president de BIP Recherche), Sylvie Léonard (actress), Robert Lepage (artist) et Danielle Proulx (actress).

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Denis Bernard
Actor
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Emilio B. Imbriglio
Company administrator
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Josée Goulet
President of T.E.C. Canada
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Patrick Hivon
Actor
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Lucie Leclerc
President of BIP
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Sylvie Léonard
Actress
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Robert Lepage
Multidisciplinary artist
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Danielle Proulx
Actress
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History

The Fondation des artistes de chez nous was founded in 1984 by a group of artists to finance a performance hall adjacent to the Chez-nous des artistes, a seniors’ residence for artists.

In 1988, the Foundation’s Board of Directors canceled the project to build the performance hall and decided to use the funds to help artists in need.

In 1995, the Fondation des artistes de chez nous became the Fondation des artistes du Québec as we know it today.

Activity reports

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Our success
Over $1.3 M

Donations granted for the period from April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024

Close to $200 000

Amount raised during the 4th edition of the Foundation’s fundraising event

+ More than $21 M

The Foundation has distributed over $21 million in donations and grants to artists since its creation.

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