Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal

For more than 35 years, the Conseil has celebrated Montréal’s major artistic achievements at its annual Grand Prix event, which was suspended in 2020. Given these special circumstances, it was important to reflect on the past year in a fair, positive and original way. The Conseil invites you to its brand-new event that will celebrate the inspiring initiatives of the Montréal artists, collectives and arts organizations that have been giving us hope during the pandemic: Nos indispensables (Our essential artists.)

This is a great opportunity to bring together the arts community and the business and municipal sectors and pay tribute to the incredible generosity and creative power of artists. Join us!


June 22, 2021, 12 to 1:15 p.m.
Free virtual event
Hosted by Pierre-Yves Lord

5 awards / 24 finalists

Prix du Public - Nos indispensables de la bienveillance (Audience Award - Goodwill Award)
Nos indispensables de l'équité (Equity Award)
Nos indispensables de l'innovation (Innovation Award)
Nos indispensables de la proximité (Community Spirit Award)
Nos indispensables de la solidarité (Solidarity Award)


Register now and vote for your favourite Audience Award finalist at (In French Only)


About the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal

Every year since 1985, the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s Grand Prix has recognized the excellence and remarkable artistic vitality of a Montréal arts organization. MUTEK, MU, the Orchestre Métropolitain, The 7 Fingers and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal are some of the past winners. Founded in 1956, the Conseil des arts de Montréal is proud to help make Montréal an international cultural metropolis.

The finalist organizations are selected by the evaluation committees and the winners are nominated by an external jury made up of prominent Montréal personalities and chaired by the President of the Conseil. This is a major award for arts organizations.

The list of winners since 1985 provides an impressive portrait of the quality of arts organizations that help define Montréal today: creative and innovative.

Check out videos of previous finalists’ creations.



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