Digital exploration and outreach
As an artist-run centre, Vidéographe is committed to creating a positive societal impact through its Digital exploration and outreach program. We believe that exposure to the arts can have important positive impacts and can play a significant part in academic and social success. Through its education and outreach program, Vidéographe offers opportunities for learning and artistic creation to adolescents and young adults. These activities are offered in partnership with community organizations Dans la rue, and the youth centre Le Beau Voyage.
Our Digital exploration and outreach program comprises the following activities:
- Exploring experimental video practice through several themes (video art, dance video, socio-political and identity-based themes).
- Meetings with Quebec-based artists who discuss their work and their career paths to inspire young people.
- Exploring different creative techniques such as stop motion animation, drawing on film, making experimental video.
Our interventions are aimed at young people, to develop their social and emotional well-being, while also:
- arousing their interest in the arts
- introducing them to new works of art
- guiding them in learning a diverse range of creative techniques and approaches
- sharing positive and unconventional career paths
- valorizing their own artistic expression
- opening them up to different ways of seeing the world.
In collaboration with Le Centre de Jeunes Le Beau Voyage, we developed, in 2017-2018, the following workshops:
- Craation of animated GIF, animated by Sophie Latouche
- Vjing, animated by Myriam Boucher
- Drawing in augmented reality, animated by Raed Moussa
These workshops were given with the financial support of TELUS innovative community boards in Montréal, and Caisse Desjardins du Plateau Mont-Royal.
The same year, we organized, in partnership with Dans la rue, two screenings of experimental works as well as a discussion with artist Frédéric Lavoie. These presentations were given with the financial support of Caisse Desjardins de la culture. The Conseil des arts de Montréal has confirmed their support for our 2018-2019 programme of activities.
About our partners
Dans la rue: Founded by Father Emmett Johns “Pops” in 1988, Dans la rue helps young people who are homeless or at risk. With dedication, empathy and respect, and with the support of the community, the centre cares for their immediate needs and works with them to gain the skills and resources necessary to lead more independent and rewarding lives.
Le Centre le Beau Voyage: Le Centre le Beau Voyage is a community youth organization that has been active in the Plateau Mont-Royal district for more than forty years. The Centre’s mission is to support the physical, social, psychological, and intellectual development of young people by eliminating or diminishing the impact of a range of social issues affecting young people and their families. Through activities and services, the Centre aims to foster self-esteem, independence, and empowerment.