Two exciting arts initiatives at Concordia

Tue 10 Nov, 2015 - Spotlight

Concordia University's arts programs are active elements of Montreal's visual arts world, training emerging artists and employing established ones. Two new initiatives at the university will provide new chances for artists to build bridges with the broader community.

Art therapy is gaining recognition as an effective and meaningful way to promote wellbeing among individuals and communities alike. Concordia already trains many art therapists, and is now breaking ground by entering into a partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). Thanks to a generous donation, the MMFA will formally work with Concordia to establish art therapy programs as part of an expansion to the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy. Community issues from suicide prevention to cultural diversity to eating disorders will be explored through artistic means. The Montreal Gazette has more details in this article.

In a second new development, a consignment shop in the Hall building on the downtown campus will give emerging artists a venue to showcase and sell their wares to collectors. The shop opens with a cocktail on Wednesday Nov 11, 5-7 PM. More info here.