Centre D’art de Richmond

Summary of organization/program

Located in a historic place, the Richmond Art Center offers a wide variety of cultural activities, with its hall of exceptional acoustics, the music school and art gallery.

Contact information


 1010, rue Principale Nord, Richmond, Qc J0B 2H0

 Telephone: (819) 826-2488

Hans Heisinger, Executive Director 
514.482.6665 ext 203

Geographic region

  • local (City of Richmond)
  • provincial (Quebec)


  • Youth and adults
  • Professional and amateur artists

History/Background Information

Friends of the music gave new life to the old monastery Mont St-Patrice (1884) now known as the Art Center of Richmond. They began their activities as music school (1982), added the presentation of live professional performances (1983), painting classes (1983), drama (1986), Art Gallery (1992), the competition Festi Rock (2002) and the Festival of Amateur Theatre (2005) and several other cultural activities.All these activities make the Art Center of Richmond enjoyed a cultural and renamed.

  • Established: 1982

Dominant Media Forms

music production


live performance

multi media presentations


The Friends of Music, a nonprofit organization, is to make the music and the arts accessible to the public. Its main activities are the presentation of a professional programming, music education, the competition of Rock Festi Richmond, the Festival of Amateur Theatre in Richmond, gallery art classes and exhibitions, all presented in a building dating back to 1884 . The objectives of the Festival is to allow amateur theater groups to express themselves in a professional, to contribute to the development and dissemination of amateur theater, amateur theater to celebrate and recognize excellence.

Statement of Principles


Bring together professional artists, with youth interested in music, theatre and visual media.

Samples of work

Click on the following link to view sample projects: http://www.centredartderichmond.ca/theatre/editions11.html

Funding Sources