Not enough support for black creators, say Montreal artists
Quebec's structure for supporting artists doesn't see the forest for the trees
Creating art is often about telling your own story. That's true for many musicians, painters, writers and filmmakers.
And to get your story out to an audience, you need support. That comes in many forms: funding, spaces, TV slots, airwaves, production houses, festivals, councils, committees and an audience.
That's the cultural infrastructure that ideally would recognize the value of your story and the way you want to tell it.
But what if you're an artist who feels that infrastructure here in Quebec is not supportive of your art?
Today on Cinq à six, Jeanette Kelly talks to three artistic creators in Montreal working in various mediums who feel the system is not working for them.
Keithy Antoine is a journalist, who has created her own web platform www.loungeurbain.com. Kosi Nnebe is a self-taught painter and Stefan Verna is a filmmaker.
Listen to Cinq à six on Saturdays from 5–6 p.m. on CBC Radio One (88.5FM or 104.7FM in the west end).