The Conseil des Arts de Hearst, the thread of an active community, develops an interest in francophone arts and culture in all its forms and promotes the influence of French-speaking artists in Ontario through a varied program.
The influence of Francophone arts and culture from here and elsewhere strengthens our committed, vibrant and thriving community. It contributes to the growth of the Francophone arts and culture sector in Ontario.
Cultural and social sensitivity
Focus on youth
Stream 1: Program
Short-term: A targeted, diversified and adapted program.
Medium-term: A program that respects delivery and consumption capacities.
Long term: A habit of consuming arts and culture in the Hearst region and the name of Ontario.
Stream 2: Strategic Communications
Short-term: Communications that lead to increased participation and relevant, strategic, and equitable partnerships.
Medium-term: A community and a wider region that is familiar with the CAH.
Long-term: Retention of CAH members, clients, and partners, here and elsewhere.
Stream 3: Leadership and Development
Short-term: A leadership that advocates the mobilization, concentration and commitment of development actors and regional artistic and cultural players.
Medium-term: Shared responsibility for artistic and cultural development and cultural tourism in the region.
Long-term: The CAH is driving development in the region and becoming the meeting place of choice for the community.
Stream 4: Building / Infrastructure
Short term: The offer of spaces and services is diversified and recognized in the community.
Moyen terme : La Place des Arts de Hearst (PAH) est le lieu de rencontre communautaire préféré.
Long term: Optimal use and profitability of the PAH spaces.
General and Artistic Director
Events and Rentals Coordinator
Head of Administration
Saliou Ndigue Ciss
Youth Director (student)
The first meeting of the Conseil des Arts de Hearst (CAH) was held on June 15, 1977. All the representatives of organizations such as the Golden Age, the Richelieu Club, the Chamber of Commerce, etc., were present at this meeting. The goal was to have a CAH that was always open and welcoming, all while allowing the realization of the arts and culture.
We feel the need to coordinate activities and promote the arts in all their forms. Within a short time, ten people were appointed to the Board of Directors. They ensured the smooth running of the non-profit organization following its goals and objectives.
Since its founding, the CAH has survived on grants and donations from the community. Today, its budget is close to $500,000, of which only 30% comes from government grants.
In addition to offering a varied program of shows, the CAH has also played an initiating role in many activities, such as: the 2X4 Festival, the theater group En pièces détachées, Perspective 8, the Boîte à lettres and the Radio de l'Épinette noire CINN-FM, to which it gave its "fly away".
The CAH has continued to grow over the years to become one of the most visible and credible organizations in French Ontario. However, none of this could have been accomplished without the effort and involvement of many volunteers who have always dedicated themselves to making the CAH one of the most important organizations in the region.