Montreal, February 9, 2024 – Fondation Dynastie is unveiling its captivating programming for Semaine Dynastie, which will take place at Place des Arts’ Salon urbain. This series of events is a not-to-be-missed meeting of the artistic, cultural, and media industries and is dedicated to artists, creators, professionals, entrepreneurs, and cultural actors from Black communities. Semaine Dynastie’s programming offers up a series of events full of networking, discussion, knowledge sharing, professional development, and artistic performances.
Under the theme of “Build your Dynastie,” each of these activities will provide an opportunity for culture and media personalities to meet with the public and share their visions, realities, and hopes—as well as challenges and issues.
Semaine Dynastie is presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with SODEC, and Place des Arts will once again serve as the series’s official host.
"TD Bank Group, through the TD Ready Commitment, has been a proud supporter of the Gala Dynastie since its beginnings. In addition to giving visibility to artists and personalities from Quebec's Black communities, this event is a true catalyst of talent, offering a voice to those who are not always heard. And we firmly believe that it is by supporting such initiatives that we will succeed in building a better, more inclusive world, where everyone can reach their full potential."
– Laurence Levy, Senior Vice-President, Branch Banking, Quebec Region, TD Canada Trust
WHAT SHOULD YOU ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR?
Presented by Groupe 3737
April 20, 1 p.m. – Salon urbain
Hosted by Nicole Antoine
Brunch Dynastie will open the week’s festivities. The event will begin with an important discussion on the sustainability of federal funding for Black communities with the Chief Executive Officer of Groupe 3737, Louis-Edgar Jean-François.
Afterwards, guests will be invited to enjoy a unique culinary experience created by several renowned Africa- and Caribbean-influenced chefs, all within a lively musical atmosphere tailored for networking.
For this event, Fondation Dynastie will also be collaborating with Vegestation, a company led by urban farmer Stephan Senghor, to create an atmosphere reminiscent of a local market. In addition, to avoid waste, any unconsumed leftover food will be donated to Centre d’hébergement La Traverse. This institution serves as a safe place that provides adaptation and rehabilitation services aimed at facilitating integration and social participation among asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants in Montreal North who have no legal status or whose status is temporary or precarious.
This is a series of themed conversations on the state of the industry. It is a true space for exchange, and these frank, dynamic discussions address the primary challenges and issues specific to culture and media professionals and actors from Black communities. The series provides avenues for reflection and action to support the advancement of members of these industries.
CONVOS DYNASTIE CULTURE
Presented by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
April 22, 6 p.m. – Salon urbain
Hosted by Sabine Daniel
Building the dynasties of tomorrow
Join a discussion on building lasting cultural dynasties. Together, let's shape the future of culture and the arts by becoming the builders of a cultural legacy. This is a not-to-be-missed event for anyone who wants to contribute to a strong, influential cultural heritage in Quebec.
CONVOS DYNASTIE MÉDIAS
Presented by the Canada Media Fund
April 23, 6 p.m. – Salon urbain
Hosted by Barbara Laurenstin
Boosting the influence of Black voices
Explore media storytelling and the power of media to reveal our communities’ authentic stories. Learn how to create your own channel and enrich our shared story thanks to practical advice from an experience-filled panel.
DYNASTIE UNPLUGGED / SOIRÉE DÉCOUVERTES
Presented by SODEC
April 24, 6 p.m. – Place des Arts’ Salon urbain
Hosted by Marieme Ndiaye
This unique event allows you to discover artists nominated for Gala Dynastie awards, alongside other up-and-coming musical talents. These acoustic sessions allow these artists to showcase their work in a very authentic way. Immerse yourself as part of a laid-back evening filled with captivating performances, stand-up comedy, and a live podcast. DJ sets and cocktails will ensure that this will be a festive opportunity to connect, have fun, and (re)discover exceptional artists.
“More than ever, people from ethnocultural communities are making their mark in the industry and contributing to the influence and richness of Quebec’s cultural and creative landscape. As part of SODEC’s mandate to translate its values of equity, diversity, and inclusion into action, it is proud to support Semaine Dynastie and Gala Dynastie’s Soirée Culture, which highlights Black artists and creators’ important work developing culture and the arts. Good luck to all the finalists!” – Louise Lantagne, Chief Executive Director of SODEC.
JOURNÉE DE L’INDUSTRIE
April 25, 1 p.m. – Place des Arts’ Salon urbain
Hosted by Bellande Montour and Tracy Paulotte
Aimed at up-and-coming Black professionals and artists, the Journée de l’Industrie invites participants to discover the dynamic spaces that are creative environments. Much more than a simple networking event, this day brings together representatives from a variety of institutions and organizations who are ready to guide participants through their programs and services and answer their questions. From exploring attendees’ professional opportunities to polishing their resumés on-site, this day is designed to inspire and propel participants toward new horizons. We invite guests to dive into this enriching experience that could well be the first step toward their professional success! The complete schedule for the day will be revealed soon.
“Semaine Dynastie is an exceptional showcase that highlights the creativity, talent, and diversity of Black communities in the arts, media, and culture. These activities not only allow everyone to discover the many facets of these industries and professions but also provide an incredible opportunity for the public to interact with artists and develop their network and knowledge," noted Carla Beauvais, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fondation Dynastie.
Come enjoy all these events with your friends. More details on galadynastie.com
LOKAL: A POP-UP SHOP
April 20, 22, 23, 24, 25 – Place des Arts’ Salon urbain
For Semaine Dynastie, Fondation Dynastie is joining forces with Découverte Lokal to showcase a pop-up space that’s sure to elevate everyone’s experience. Visitors are invited to take part in a captivating sensory storytelling experience that will allow them to discover Black-owned businesses through the unique prism of Découverte Lokal.
For all the details on Semaine Dynastie’s programming, visit: galadynastie.com
NEW: 2024 GALA DYNASTIE’S PLAYLIST SIGNED BY NIABI
We're delighted to offer to the general public the chance to listen to a selection of this year's nominated artists. The playlist is also punctuated by Afro rhythms inspired by the theme "Build your Dynastie".
NIABI (pronounced ny-ya-bi) is a talented Montreal-based DJ with Canadian-Jamaican roots. With a diverse musical background and a passion for exploring new sounds, she seamlessly blends different genres into her sets, creating a dynamic and unforgettable experience for her audience.
Playlist available on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6bHg9rpJZdPHwVm6oXH6pg
Fondation Dynastie would like to thank its invaluable partners: TD Bank Group, SODEC, Natyf TV, Bell, CN, Ubisoft, Groupe 3737, the City of Montreal, Canadian Heritage, the Canada Media Fund, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Expert’Ease, Place des Arts, Musicaction, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the Round Table on Black History Month, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Bell Fund, Distillerie Rosemont, L’Oréal, and Groupe NDM.
Photo Credits :
Production : Groupe NDM | Branding : Elias Serrano | Art Direction : Tracy Paulotte | Photography : Naskademini | Videography : 9:16 Stories | Thanks to Groupe l'ORÉAL official beauty partner| Make-up : Gabbie McGuire and Marie-Laure Larrieu l Hairstyling : Chaana Saint-Louis | Marie-Laure Larrieu l Styling : Anaïka Bernard andLeila Adolphe
ABOUT FONDATION DYNASTIE
Fondation Dynastie works for more equitable, meaningful representation of Black communities in the arts, culture, and media. Through various cultural-mediation initiatives, the organization seeks to break down barriers and create opportunities that promote visibility and recognition of talent from these communities and reduce representation-related inequalities for Black communities in the cultural and media sectors. The foundation also supports the development and professionalization of up-and-coming talent.
ABOUT SEMAINE DYNASTIE
Semaine Dynastie is a not-to-be-missed meeting of the artistic, cultural, and media industries and is dedicated to artists, creators, professionals, entrepreneurs, and cultural actors from Black communities. Semaine Dynastie’s programming offers up a series of events full of networking, discussion, knowledge sharing, professional development, and artistic performances. Each of these activities is an opportunity for industry players to celebrate, to share their vision and perspectives on the industry, and to engage with an enthusiastic audience.
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