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The Maison internationale des arts de la marionnette (MIAM – International House of Puppetry Arts) is a joint initiative of the Association québécoise des marionnettistes (AQM) and Casteliers, now proud owner of these premises.

Would you also like to support the MIAM’s activities and contribute to the development of puppetry arts? Every donation counts!

Here’s how you can support us!

Students from the graduate program in contemporary puppet theatre at UQAM’s École supérieure de théâtre (DESS) during Casteliers’ 2017 fundraising event with proceeds going to the MIAM / Photo: Marc Gibert

Make a donation !

When you support the MIAM, you are first and foremost supporting a unique and made-to-measure environment for puppeteers and their audiences. By donating to Casteliers, the owner and caretaker of the building, you will be making a valuable contribution to the maintenance of the building and to the development activities held within its walls. There’s no donation too small! Whether you can chip in $5, $10, $50 or $500, every donation makes a difference.

One-time donation

Monthly donations

Looking to make a longer-term commitment? A monthly donation of as little as $3/month (the equivalent of a cup of coffee) goes a long way!

By mail or in person

You can also make a cash donation in person or send a cheque to Casteliers. Please fill out a donation form and send it to:

Casteliers
30 St-Just Avenue
Montréal (QC), H2V 1X8

Casteliers’ 2019 fundraising event with proceeds going to the MIAM / Photo: Vincent Ranallo, photographer

2019 Fundraising event

The MIAM officially opened its doors on March 9, 2019, and it was with great excitement and pride that its founding organisations, Casteliers and the AQM, hosted a fundraising event at the MIAM in the spring of 2019, an evening of celebration with puppeteers, partners and donors!

It was an excellent opportunity to network with business and cultural leaders over puppet-themed music, wine and cheese. The event raised close to $55,000 towards the MIAM’s activities!

 

Thank you to all 2019 fundraising campaign donors and partners!

Special thanks to…

Sharon Azrieli
François Dupont
François Bissonnette
La Fondation Adolphe et Roger Ducharme

Or generous donors…

Québecor, Caisse Desjardins de la culture, Pierre Beaupré, Patricia Fourcand, Georges Hélou, L’Illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes, Yasmina Ammara Inc., Robert Ascah, Jeremiah Bartram, Roxane Bergeron, Cecile Fay-Baulun, Joël Hamelin, Hélène Hayot, Sarah Hébert-Tremblay, Marie Lapointe, Fanny Magini, Anne-Marie Panneton, Reine Préville Laurent, Georges Ouellet, Pascal Joly, Marie-Noel Lefebvre, Claude-Arnold Thibault, Philippe Tomlinson, Lyne Duhaime,  Jean-Pierre Asselin de Beauville, Georgine Vaillant, Thérèse Doyon, Annie-Lyne Côté and Caroline-Lu Hayot

And thank you to everyone who participated in the fundraising draw!

Casteliers’ 2017 fundraising event with proceeds going to the MIAM / Photo: Marc Gibert

2017-2018 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN DONORS AND PARTNERS

In 2017, Casteliers, together with the AQM, launched a major fundraising campaign with proceeds going to the MIAM’s renovations and specialized equipment. Our heartfelt thanks the donors and partners who demonstrated their confidence in us by donating more than $300,000! Casteliers and the AQM would like to thank everyone who believed in the MIAM from the start, and without whom the centre would not exist today.

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

Caisse Desjardins des Versants du mont Royal

PRIVATE PARTNERS

Ramacieri et Soligo for the ceramic tiles in the foyer, workshop and bathrooms
Réalta, real estate agency

LOAD-BEARING WALL – DONATIONS OVER $5,000

Sharon Azrieli
Fondation Azrieli
Fondation Jean-Pierre et Claire Léger
François Bissonnette
Nicole Lapointe
Hélène Hayot
Éric Paquin
Ramacieri Soligo

GOLDEN BRICKS – $5,000

Dr. Guy Laurent
Anne-Marie Panneton
Brique d’or des marionnettistes (brick sponsored by the AQM thanks to contributions from 44 puppeteers*

VELVET BRICKS – $2,500

Théâtre Motus
Paul Butcher
Sonia Lapointe – Mon ortho sur le plateau

WOODEN BRICKS – $1,000

Théâtre de la Pire Espèce
Lise Bissonette
Françoise Dupont
Karine Martel
Jeanne Bertoux

CLAY BRICKS – $250

Atelier Bleu M’ajjjiiik, Festival international des arts de la marionnette de Saguenay, Puzzle Théâtre, Sages Fous, Théâtre Incliné, Théâtre des Petites Âmes, Théâtre du Renard, Théâtre sous la main, Ubus Théâtre, Marthe Adam, Claude Arnold Thibault, Robert Ascah, Éric Barbeau, Monique Bérubé, Raymond Cloutier, Ariel Doron, Sanaa Guedira, Kirstin Haverty, Pascale Imbeau, Pascal Joly, Véronique Joly, Dominique Joly, Andrew Kirk, Denis Lafond, Marie Lapointe, Luc Le Blanc, Camille Loiselle-d’Aragon, Sylvain Longpre, Vincent Magnat, Gilles Marsolais, Claire-Isabelle Mauffette, Marie-Claude Mirandette, Jacques Panneton, Anne-Marie Poitras, Sylvie Readman, Gilles Renaud – Ateliers créatifs Montréal, Pierre Robitaille, André Sylvestre and Jacques Trudeau

ESSENTIAL MORTAR – OTHER AMOUNTS

Jean-Pierre Asselin de Beauville, Michèle Babin, Pierre Baulu, Louise Bertoux, François Colbert, Thérèse Cropsal, Thérèse Doyon, Marie F. Johnson, Émilie Gauvin, Claudette Guay Cloutier, Flavia Hevia, André Lambert, Claude Lapointe, Suzanne L’Écuyer, Alain Pagé, Michel Pagé, Robert Poliquin, Hélène Stevens, Benoît Tiffou, Anick Tremblay and Marine Van Hoof

*CONTRIBUTORS TO THE PUPPETEERS’ GOLDEN BRICK

Denise Babin, José Babin, Noémi Bélanger, Gaétan Berthiaume, Alain Boisvert, Michelle Chanonat, Philippe Chauveau, Magali Chouinard, Patrick Conan, Annie-Lyne Côté, Noë Cropsal, Marie-Claude Daoust, Jérémie Desbiens, Julie Desrosiers, Vincent Gomez, Stéphane Heine, Marcelle Hudon, L’illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes, Jean Kaplan, Anne Lalancette, Myriame Larose, Alain Lavallée, Antonia Leney-Granger, Joël Losier, Pavla Mano, Anne-Marie Panneton, Isabelle Payant, Véronique Poirier, Lucile Prosper, Émilie Racine, Mathieu René, Claudine Rivest, Claude Rodrigue, Marc-André Roy, Mylène Roy, Karine Saint-Arnaud, Colin Saint-Cyr Duhamel, Graham Soul, Caroline Tanguay, Geneviève Thibault, Pierre Tremblay, Valise Théâtre, Marie-Lyne Verret

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