FIN NOVEMBRE is taking a one-year hiatus
Dear friends of État d'Urgence,
FIN NOVEMBRE is taking a one-year hiatus in order for ATSA to take stock of the event.
You can participate in this process:
Share your thoughts and suggestions for future editions of FIN NOVEMBRE. Write us and tell us how you've participated in FIN NOVEMBRE in the past, what you'll miss about it this year, and what you'd like to see more of, or done differently or eliminated altogether. In fact, do you think we should even continue this adventure? Why, or why not? How? For whom?
You can tell us EVERYTHING! Your input will be invaluable in our period of reflection and constitutes yet another way of getting involved.
Your comments will be treated confidentially. We will gather all such contributions and subsequently issue a summary report with which to launch a focused discussion.
As you may recall, ATSA launched État d’Urgence (State of Emergency) in 1998 and produced and staged the annual event until 2010; wich became FIN NOVEMBRE from 2011 to 2013. We are very proud of this achievement! Not only did we, collectively, shine a spotlight on homelessness and create a major gathering devoted to brotherhood and solidarity, we also gave hundreds of artists—new and established alike, local and foreign, from a spectrum of disciplines—an opportunity to express themselves on this vitally important social topic. Which they did with great sensitivity and empathy.
To take a critical look at the event's first 10 years, we put together the 10 ans d’Urgence (10 Years of État d'Urgence) retrospective exhibit, which has just wrapped up its cross-Canada tour! Over the years, thousands of big-hearted volunteers and partners as well as hundreds of generous companies, grass-roots organizations and restaurateurs made it possible for us to produce this extraordinary pop-up village where everyone could feel free to contribute something. Click on the links to get an idea of just how many people and resources the event brought together. These people remain our allies and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their deep and ongoing commitment.
Which brings us back to our one-year hiatus. It is true that producing such an event for 16 years is a massively intensive undertaking, all the more when one considers that ATSA juggles many other projects as well. We are leaning toward coming back next year with a revamped event, so we do hope to hear from you: we are open to all your thoughts and suggestions!
Thanks in advance. We look forward to hearing from you!
10 ans d'Urgence
10 years of state of emergency...
A touring exhibition designed and produced by ATSA
10 years of emergency has just ended its tour!
It's in Winnipeg that we had the pleasure to end this great adventure after showing it in nine Houses of Culture in Montreal, then in Québec city, Drummondville,Trois-Rivière, Fredericton, Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg!
We thank our partners and the different levels of Art Councils ( CAM, CALQ and CAC) for their support as well as the artists for their trust!
After producing 11 editions of the État d’Urgence “manifestival”, which garnered the 2008 Citoyen de la Culture prize, ATSA created a multidisciplinary visual exhibition featuring works by over 20 artists—local, Canadian and foreign—who made original contributions to État d’Urgence during the event’s run between 1998 and 2010, covering video, photography, illustration, poster art, archival film, soundtracks and installations.The public is invited to discover these colourful, ingenious, sensitive, playful and impactful artistic statements that all deal with the theme of homelessness and the encounter of that often-feared individual: the outsider. Welcome to the artistic universe of État d’Urgence, a voyage that leaves no-one indifferent, and that makes the case that art can be a means of survival.
Read Véronique Leblanc essay :
Ten Years of Emergency: Some insights into homelessness and social inequality