The Rural Arts Project is a not-for-profit entity run by a volunteer board of directors. Our goal is to bring together artists, performers and audiences from the community of the Chateauguay Valley/ Haut St Laurent. We provide a space to share our cultural and creative expression through the artistic mediums of music, dance, theatre, visual and literary arts. We strive to support the process and the product of arts creation. We seek to improve the quality of the overall artistic output of our region and connect with other communities that live is similar rural circumstances.
Additionally, we house dance, music and theatre schools and run educational arts programming for children youth and adults.
Our long-term goal is to create a professional caliber touring company that takes the art and performances to the people in an "Big Top" outdoor festival format. In doing so, and in creating a high caliber artistic events, we dream of making the Chateauguay Valley a cultural tourism destination.
We offer space for our unique regional voice to be heard. We are rebuilding pride in our area at the same time as building an artistic community. We want to increase the visibility and wealth of our towns and villages. These goals will be achieved more quickly and easily with your assistance. How would you like to get involved?