Yves Rocray, EDCM Director, appointed ADESAQ President

Montreal, October 21, 2019 - The EDCM is proud to announce the appointment of its Executive Director, Yves Rocray, as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association des écoles supérieures d’Art du Québec (ADESAQ, formerly ADESAM).
 
A member of ADESAQ for many years, he took over from Michel Desjardins, Executive Director and Program Director of L'inis, who officially announced his retirement as president after 10 years of service developing the Association and its member schools. He has agreed to remain a board member for a period of one year.
 
This appointment comes at a pivotal moment as the association is expanding its membership to arts schools across Quebec.
 
Under the chairmanship of Michel, various promising projects were launched and they have allowed us to develop our uniqueness as an asymmetrical collective. Michel led the way with his determination, leadership and ability to unite people. We now face a great challenge as we’re expanding the ADESAQ membership throughout Quebec. We hope to inject this new energy into our Association. This momentum will allow us to further enhance our presence and niche in higher arts education throughout Quebec. Welcoming, openness, dialogue, collaboration and sharing have been part of our DNA since the very beginning. These should continue to be our core values over the next few years,” said Yves Rocray.
 
The EDCM team and its board of directors extend their warm congratulations to him.
 
About Yves Rocray
With a Graduate Diploma in Cultural Organization Management from HEC Montréal, Mr. Rocray has worked in the arts since 1986 and has been the Executive Director of the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal since December 2007. His diverse array of experiences as manager of cultural organizations—at the Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, the Théâtre Petit à Petit, the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde and the École nationale de Cirque - has led him to pinpoint with masterful precision the issues currently facing the arts - a huge advantage for the school.
 
About the ADESAQ
Founded in 2002, on May 23, 2019, the Association des écoles supérieures d’art de Montréal (ADESAM) became the Association des écoles supérieures d’art du Québec (ADESAQ). ADESAQ’s mission is to promote consultation and exchange of information, experiences and expertise among its members, aiming to develop and enhance professional arts training in Quebec. It brings together:  Quebec’s drama and music conservatories, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, École des arts numériques, de l’animation et du design – UQAC, École nationale de la chanson, École nationale de cirque, École nationale de l’humour, École nationale de théâtre du Canada, École supérieure de ballet du Québec, Musitechnic and L’inis. Two new schools are expected to join the Association in the coming weeks. - adesaq.com
 
 
 
Photo: Luc Lavergne

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