Founded in Montréal in 1998 by artists Annie Roy and the late Pierre Allard, Quand l’Art passe à l’Action - when art takes action (“ATSA”) - use art to build bridges within our diverse communities, strengthen the city’s social fabric and contribute to sustainable development and fundamental human rights.
One of ATSA’s most successful signature events, Cuisine ta ville, offers a multidisciplinary experience with immigrants and refugees who de-mystify their heritage and showcase their ability to enhance our community with their traditions and individual skills. Its localized version, Cuisine ton quartier, is deployed in eight Montréal boroughs. All ATSA events are presented free of charge to reach an audience as large and diverse as possible.
Annie Roy, the co-founder of the organization, welcomes the strong relationships between ATSA and the donors to help sustain ATSA’s activities after the passing of Pierre Allard
The year ATSA was founded by Pierre Allard and Annie Roy
people attended the 2019 installment of Cuisine ta ville
immigrants participated in the Cuisine ta ville programming in 2019
The year ATSA received the Médaille de la Paix awarded by the YMCA for its Cuisine ta ville event