Our masthead says that our name is derived from the Persian word for resting place or place of transience. This etymology is absolutely correct. Many of us came to Montreal to rest from turmoil, to learn, to test the waters (or the proverbial snow) and to consolidate our position before returning home to make a mark there. But Montreal has now become our physical dwelling and Montreal Serai is where our spirit dwells. What is absolutely untrue is that Montreal Serai is a resting place. Just the opposite: it is a space for artistic experimentation, intellectual ferment, political questioning and the creation of a new paradigm for what it means to be human.
Arts & Culture
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. Our main areas of activity are:
Grants: We provide funding to individual professional artists and arts organizations through a peer assessment process.
FUSE is an arts and culture magazine for readers looking for in-depth coverage of innovative and alternative art practices. We don't cater to collectors or the mainstream profit-oriented art dealers, but look instead at art that is politically engaged and relevant to understanding our contemporary world. FUSE Magazine, with a thirty year publishing record, looks at the "why" as well as the "who" and the "what" of art-making, taking on the important issues of our time and relating them to art activity. People who want to understand the relationships between art, social change, activism, politics and the mass media should be reading FUSE!