Cartel 2016 / Welcome Messages / A Message from: Conseil des arts de Montréal

We are truly pleased to see Cartel return to Montréal. Now in its 3rd edition, this event is of great benefit to the dissemination of new music. With antennas in some ten different North American and European countries, CartelMTL contributes to the visibility of Montréal and its homegrown artists. The importance of artistic promotion and audience development cannot be overstated, hence the value of this forum which is well on its way to becoming a key happening for new, contemporary and electroacoustic music patrons. The Conseil des arts de Montréal is pleased to lend its support to an event that brings the diversity of local musical production to the forefront while devising ways to strengthen its foundations.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Conseil des arts de Montréal. Sixty years ago, the move to capitalize on local artists as a means to enhance the vitality of the city was a daring one. In 2016, the vibrancy of Montréal’s artistic community continues to be part and parcel of its identity; indeed, audacity and excellence are alive and well in Montréal as witness events like Cartel. On behalf of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, I wish to congratulate all who took part in the organization of this forum and extend a warm welcome to all participating presenters, artistic directors and creators!

Nathalie Maillé
Executive Director
Conseil des arts de Montréal