Raison d’art literally means the "reason of art", a play on the French "raison d'être" which translates to "the most important reason or purpose for someone or something's existence."

In essence, Raison d'art brings the deepest meaning of art, our humanity, to each project.


Operating since 2007, Raison d’art, a non-profit organization, creates social impact projects supporting education, culture and community through collective art. We have collaborated with almost 50,000 people on various projects for the city of Montreal, schools and numerous institutions, organizations and companies.

Raison d’art is focused on three elements:


 1. Creativity 

Creativity is of essential value to every human being and a catalyst for social change.

Raison d’art aspires to engage a large spectrum of individuals in a high level of art production,

helping the artists in each of us make a mark.

 2. Interaction 

Human connection and interactions are the driving forces of change.

 3. Social issues ​

Finding common ground in the expression of pertinent social issues,

participants support positive community efforts towards sustainable change .


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