For us, all artists should be able to continue to create and be proud of their professions.
For over 35 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 past 24 months, the Foundation has distributed more than 7,000 gifts to artists, artisans and cultural workers working in more than 40 fields of artistic practice.
Artists and cultural workers can turn with confidence to the Artists’ Foundation.
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.
Total grants to artists and cultural workers from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023
Psychosocial support sessions reimbursed by the Foundation’s programs
Total grants to artists, artisans and cultural workers in 2021-2023
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.
Grants and allowances to artists and cultural workers
Events and support program management
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).
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.
Record number of grants distributed to artists, craftspeople and cultural workers in 12 months
Amount distributed in donations to artists and cultural workers over the last 12 months
The Foundation has distributed over $20 million in donations and grants to artists since its creation.