ATSA, quand l'Art passe à l'Action


For cultural and community organizations, amateur and professional artists and Montrealers of all professions, ages and backgrounds.


Cuisine ton quartier is an artistic and relational event created by ATSA, When Art Takes Action, which offers a meeting experience with the refugees and immigrants who make up the social fabric of our neighborhoods.

Thanks to a scenography characterized by a series of Tempo shelters, reminiscent of Montreal neighborhoods and refugee camps, the event attract citizens' attention in the public space and offers them a reflection on migration issues, the host society and living together through the programming of 7 kitchen parties, 9 testimonies and conferences and 25 artistic performances, installations and exhibitions. 

Inclusive, open and free, Cuisine ton quartier is a concentrated "tour" of the "Cuisine ta ville" event, held every two years at Place des Festivals and which gathered during the last edition : 180 participants, 15,000 visitors, 124 volunteers and 30 partners. Cook your city 2019 in vidéo.

Cuisine ton quartier 2020 tour will take place from June to October in 8 boroughs identified by the priority inclusion districts initiative (TIP) of Montreal. Thanks to the support of : Ville de Montréal, the Bureau d’intégration des nouveaux arrivants à Montréal (BINAM), the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI), and the Conseil des Arts de Montréal.

Note that some dates may be postponed depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. The information will be updated here.

- Montréal-Nord : May, 23
- Côte-Des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce : May, 30
- Ahuntsic-Cartierville : June, 6 
- Villeray, Saint-Michel, Parc-Extension : June, 13
- Saint-Laurent : August, 20
- Saint-Léonard : September, 13
- Pierrefonds Roxboro : September, 19
- Lachine : date coming



1) Testimonials and conferences

a) Have you experienced an immigration yourself and want to share your story with the public ? Would you like to tell us about the reason of your migration and / or your integration experience ? Are you born here and your family carries a bag of migration that you want to share ?

b) Are you a specialist in immigration issues, an advocate, a researcher, a teacher or a political actor ? We want to hear you in our series of conferences and testimonials !

2) Kitchen parties and discussions

Do you like to cook and share dishes and recipes from your home country ? Would you like to take advantage of this moment for to discuss about your immigration or integration experience with our public ? We want to taste your recipe and hear your story !

3) Artistic performances, installations and exhibitions 

Did you have an artistic practice in your home country that you want to share here ? Are you an artist dealing with the theme of migration ? Does your professional practice question the experience of exile, uprooting or integration into the host society ? We want to see you express yourself as part of our artistic program !


How to apply ?

Send us your proposal on a single sheet including :

1) The programming component and the neighborhood for which you are applying
2) A summary description of your proposal
3) A short biography of you
4) For the candidates of the third part of the programming only : a technical and budgetary estimate and images, board of intention or a visual sketch of your project.

DEADLINE : An evaluation of the proposals will take place every month starting on January 1st. 

For any questions regarding this call, contact Catherine Lafrenière, Artistic Director Assistant and Programming Coordinator - Phone : (514) 844-9830

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Mail for kitchen partys :




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