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The first-ever co-production of ATSA and La Nuit des Sans-abri de Montréal (NSA) will take place October 15 through 18.
We jointly invite you to attend Le Temps d’une Soupe, the 2015 version of our annual tradition of bringing art and activism together to raise awareness of homelessness, to be held at Place Émilie-Gamelin in Montreal's Quartier des spectacles.
ATSA will present PRENDRE...LE TEMPS D'UNE SOUPE, a continuous installation that lends part of its name to, and sets the tone for, the event. It kicks off Thursday, October 15 at 4 p.m.
Are you a generous soul with a generous wallet? Why not become a Partner of the Soup?
A ridge that serves as the installation's perimeter. Here and there, chairs in pairs, facing one another.
Our pseudo-maître d' escorts you to your seat and introduces you to the person you will discover for the time it takes you both to enjoy a bowl of soup.
La Nuit de Sans-abri de Montréal invites us all to a march of solidarity, a cabaret show loaded with talented performers, and a night vigil. It all starts Friday, October 16 at 6 p.m.
Discover our multidisciplinary arts programming, all free of charge over four days, on a large outdoor stage and under two tents (ATSA's and NSA's) set up around lit braziers in the heart of Place Émilie-Gamelin.
Sign up now for a volunteer shift, a great way to experience the event as an insider!
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To participate in our joint promotional campaign, take a selfie and share it using the hashtag Je Prendrai #LeTempsduneSoupe du 15 au 18 octobre, Place Émilie-Gamelin.
Since its very first intervention, 1997's La Banque à Bas (The Sock Bank), ATSA, founded by artists Pierre Allard and Annie Roy, has always produced an annual event at Montreal's Place Émilie-Gamelin that blends art and activism to raise public awareness of homelessness: originally billed as État d’Urgence (State of Emergency, an urban refugee camp that garnered the Citoyen de la Culture 2008 award and the Artistes pour la Paix 2008 award) from 1998 to 2010, then as Fin Novembre from 2011 to 2013 (honourable mention at the Prix du maire de Montréal en démocratie 2013). ATSA carries on producing urban art interventions in the public space—events that encourage citizens to speak up and that empower them to take action, thereby giving these encounters a powerful dynamic.
La Nuit des Sans-abri
For 26 years, La Nuit des Sans-abri (NSA) has been inviting citizens in dozens of cities and towns across Québec to gather simultaneously in a gesture of solidarity with homeless people. This great coming together fosters better awareness of the daily precarity faced by the homeless, and calls out to politicians and institutions to meet their responsibility to do something. For homelessness remains a societal issue of the utmost urgency. In Montreal, homelessness now impacts a wide swath of the population, across very diverse groups.