The support program for the establishment of cultural real estate projects consists of supporting artists, collectives and cultural organizations in the development and sustainability of their creative spaces by offering professional support from the four Montreal technical resource groups.

This guide documents the experiences of this support and highlights four strategic elements, which are levers or stumbling points in the development of an affordable cultural real estate project:

  • Have adequate human resources
  • Get your hands on a suitable and affordable space
  • Obtain the necessary financing
  • Adapt the organization's business model

Publication date: January 2023

Author: Mélanie Courtois, Cultural planning consultant