Annual General Meeting: the Partnership presents its 2020-21 directors and 2019 activity report

Press release - For Immediate Release

Montreal, June 19, 2020 – The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership is pleased to announce the composition of its board of directors for 2020-2021. The directors were elected at the annual general meeting on June 17, 2020, held online.

The Partnership’s board comprises 21 directors from the cultural, socio-economic (business, tourism, education) and community sectors. There are 14 directors elected at the annual general meeting, and 7 appointed by the board.

This year, seven directorships were open in three categories. Since a total of six members had stood for the seven openings, all were acclaimed. In the cultural-sector category, the vacancies were filled by: Manon Blanchette, Madeleine Careau, Amélie Duceppe and David Lavoie. From the community sectors, the Partnership once again welcomes Marie-Christine Therrien to the board. From the tourism and non-commercial institutions sector, Dany Gauthier of Groupe Immobilier Desjardins will return as a director.

The Partnership thanks all members of the board for their generous participation and extends special thanks to this annual general meeting’s outgoing directors: Nadine Marchand and Jean R. Dupré.

THE 2020-2021 BOARD:

Monique Simard*

Manon Blanchette*, Cinéma Impérial
Vice chair

Martin Galarneau*, TGTA
Vice chair

Christian Lecours*, KPMG

Madeleine Careau, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Annie Derome*, GSM Project
Marie-Josée Desrochers*, Place des Arts
Amélie Duceppe, Compagnie Jean Duceppe
Mariama Dupuis, Festival Juste pour rire
Nassib El-Husseini, Les 7 doigts
Magda Fusaro, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Dany Gauthier, Mouvement Desjardins – Services immobiliers Desjardins
Jeanne Hardy, Festival international de Jazz de Montréal
Marcel Jean, Cinémathèque québécoise
Claude Joli-Cœur, National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
David Lavoie, Festival TransAmériques
Michelle Llambías Meunier, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM)
Émile Roux, Destination Centre-Ville
Jean-Louis Roy, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
Marie-Christine Therrien, Syndicat des copropriétaires Lofts des Arts

*Member of the executive committee


After five years of activities, Les Jardins Gamelin is established as a benchmark in the revitalization, re-adoption and animation of public spaces. It is a gathering place for residents and a space for peaceful coexistence based on inclusive values. The initiative’s success is largely owed to the collegial and collaborative spirit driving many of the stakeholders, including the borough of Ville-Marie, the Montreal police service, Sentier Urbain and the Société de développement social.

For 10 years, Luminothérapie has offered Montrealers an original winter activity each year. As Quebec’s largest competition for temporary public art installations, Luminothérapie has been a springboard for many Canadian and Québécois creators, who have developed new expertise through the use of light as a source of inspiration.

Since 2010, Luminothérapie has: :

• presented 15 artworks, installations and architectural projections ;
• involved more than 150 creators, artists and cultural enterprises ;
• evaluated 306 entries submitted to its calls for proposal.

Over the course of the year, the Partnership continued working on measures aimed at improving noise abatement in the district, including 3D sonic modelling of public spaces and the installation of sound-level meters.

UQAM’s Saint-Jacques steeple is illuminated again, to mark the university’s 50th anniversary. The illumination of the historic structure by UDO Design is the result of a long and productive collaboration between UQAM and the Quartier’s Luminous Pathway.

The Partnership initiated co-production projects with cultural organizations in Europe and Quebec and sent delegations to three American cities in collaboration with the Délégations du Québec. Collectively, the initiatives aimed at promoting our local creators abroad were made possible by the support of Canadian Heritage’s Creative Export Canada program and the Programme Exportation (PEX) of Quebec’s Ministère de l’Économie et de l’innovation.

Lastly, the Partnership issued calls for proposals for works for public spaces. Among them is a research and creation residency, ART & AI, which includes a grant, for the creation of a prototype experience or art installation that makes use of artificial intelligence. The residency was organized in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Element AI, Google and the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM).

View online the full 2019 Activity Report of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership (In French Only)


The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, founded in 2003, is a non-profit organization with more than 85 members active in the district. It is responsible for animating the Quartier des Spectacles by programming cultural activities, managing and animating public spaces, providing distinctive illumination and promoting the Quartier as a must-visit cultural destination. The Partnership benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal.

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