To encourage student learning and educational success through culture and the arts, the Ministère has established partnerships with Culture pour tous and Vision Diversité. The activities supported by these partnerships enable students to participate in art workshops and to have cultural experiences conducive to exploration, creation and a better understanding of themselves and their environment.
Culture pour tous
Culture pour tous has set up the Passeurs de rêves cultural mentorship program to encourage and help young people enrolled in Secondary III, special education or welcoming classes to stay in school. The partnership between the Ministère and Culture pour tous involves this program.
The Passeurs de rêves program has two components:
- Group workshops
This component consists of three workshops with a professional artist that lead to the production of a work by the group or social action in the community. These workshops help build self-esteem and promote collaboration as well as enable students to discover the joy of creative work.
- Individual mentoring
This component provides students who are lacking motivation or are at risk of dropping out of school with six two-hour, one-on-one meetings with an artist or cultural worker, in the latter’s workplace or studio. This enables students to learn about the occupation and catch the creative spark of the mentor, who provides them with a model of perseverance and a positive and creative vision for the future.
Schools that would like to get involved in this program can contact Culture pour tous directly to find out if workshops are offered in their region and to obtain additional information.
In addition to shining the spotlight on the human and artistic mosaic that enriches Québec culture, Vision Diversité partners with the education community to provide, through the arts, hands-on experience in community living. The project Vivre ensemble par les arts (community life through the arts) is designed to address one of the essential objectives of our education system, which is to educate young people to live harmoniously in a society shaped by cultural influences from around the world.
The Vivre ensemble par les arts project has two goals:
- to adopt a new perspective on interculturalism in Québec, looking at it as a shared heritage enriched by the contributions of cultural diversity
- to ensure that shared cultural references and space for artistic creation and expression, nourished by social diversity, are integral parts of community life
Vision Diversité offers the participating school boards a selection of workshops and projects that enable students to discover the contributions made by many cultures and the strength they generate when they come together.
Please note that, because the Director General of each participating school board selects the schools for this program, individual schools are not required to apply.