To assist in promoting inclusion while tackling some of the roots causes of violent extremisms, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation is excited to join forces with prestigious museums, art galleries, foundations, and other community partners, as part of its 4th Wall program.
Here are some of the current and past projects the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and its partners have undertaken to counter violent extremism and to promote social inclusion:
- From November 7, 2016, to January 8, 2017, the educative exhibition The Art of Inclusion: Muslim Youth Take the Lead was presented free to the public at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Beyond the initial project geared toward young people and the Greater Montreal Region, the Foundation will be working over a four-year period to empower young Quebecers, aged 15 to 30, from Muslim communities. These youths will have a unique opportunity to use the arts to work within their communities and with government, business, social service, health, law enforcement and labour leaders, to foster their full integration into the social, economic, cultural and political life of the city.
- Starting May 20, 2017, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation has joined forces with the Vancouver Foundation, the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Winnipeg Community Foundation and the Oakville Community Foundation to sponsor a video arts competition among youth from Muslims communities living across Canada, aged 15 to 30. The young artists are invited to submit proposals for a digital video production that articulates a vision of Canada’s diverse identity and offers suggestions on ways to foster the full inclusion of Muslim youth in Canadian society. Selected videos will join a travelling video art exhibition project entitled Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion. Proposals can be presented for videos containing other art forms, including dance, animation, spoken word, and visual art. The contest ends August 5, 2017. See details and application form.