Appointment of Nathalie Maillé as Executive Director of the Conseil des arts de Montréal
Montreal, May 29, 2013 – The Chair of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Honourable Charles Lapointe, P.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Maillé as Executive Director of this organization that supports close to 400 artistic companies in Montreal. Nathalie Maillé succeeds Danielle Sauvage who will leave her position at the end of June, after 11 years at the head of the Conseil. Nathalie Maillé will take over as of July 2, 2013.
For the past 15 years, Nathalie Maillé has demonstrated her leadership skills in a variety of positions within the Conseil des arts de Montréal where she is currently Assistant Director. In this capacity, she supervised the implementation of several programs and policies to raise awareness concerning diversity in the arts and increased the Conseil’s ability to seek out and identify emerging artists and art forms. She also launched a major presentation network for the Montreal arts companies in cooperation with the various municipalities that form the island of Montreal. Le Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée is considered to be the largest tour in the city with over 400 high quality artistic events offered every year to Montrealers, from one end of the island to the other.
“Nathalie Maillé’s appointment was unanimously approved by the members of the Conseil,” said the chair, the Honourable Charles Lapointe, C.P. “Her past achievements show that she has an in-depth understanding of the issues facing Montreal’s arts community. Her open mindedness will also enable her to rally our partners from the private and public sectors behind the needs of the artistic community.”
This marks the first time that a manager from within the Conseil des arts de Montréal will occupy this position. Nathalie Maillé, who is 45 years old, is a member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal’s strategic planning committee, Savoir et Société; she holds a B.A. (Dance) from UQAM and a specialized graduate diploma in cultural organizations management from HEC Montréal. Previously, she helped develop the cultural development policy for the borough of Lachine, where she worked as a cultural advisor, and taught dance at the post-secondary level.
A dynamic partner of artistic creativity in Montreal, the Conseil des arts de Montréal supports and recognizes excellence in the creation, production and presentation of professional artistic endeavours by way of financial support, advice, and consultation and development activities. It encourages experimentation, discovery and daring at the heart of Montreal’s artistic landscape, thanks to its initiatives that stimulate innovation while promoting emerging and culturally diverse artists. For over 50 years, the Conseil des arts de Montréal has been an influential player in the development of “Montreal, Cultural Metropolis.”