Since its creation in 2006, DAM has taken on the mission to promote cultural diversity in the arts by encouraging the recognition and inclusion of all artists in professional networks, cultural institutions and distribution channels in Montreal.
DAM tries to maintain an active and critical watch over the policies and actions of arts and culture authorities, with a view to better recognize culturally diverse artists and arts organizations. DAM works on the basis that culturally diverse artists contribute to the vitality and excellence of the arts. Therefore, DAM tries to foster closer ties between artists and institutions, and to promote cross-cultural synergy while highlighting the specificity of each culture. DAM also strives to sensitize the cultural community to the systemic barriers that hinder the development of culturally diverse artists and organizations.