Julien Valmary

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Julien Valmary is the Director of Granting and Philanthropy at the Conseil des arts de Montréal and has over 20 years of experience in cultural organization management and arts public policy in France, Ontario, and Québec. He has contributed to institutions such as the Centre de développement chorégraphique national Toulouse Occitanie, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Tarragon Theatre, and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.  

Julien holds a degree in theatre studies from the Institut d’Études Théâtrales de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3) and in performing arts administration from ENSATT. He has completed the Income Managers Program at the University of Waterloo and is an Action Canada Fellow (18-19). His interests include public policy advocacy for the arts, equity, social justice, climate change, and philanthropy.  

Aside from Inspirit, Julien serves on various advisory boards and committees, including Culture Montréal’s Culture and Climate Transition Standing Committee and Digital Montreal Standing Committee. He also participates in the work of the Canadian Public Arts Funders National Research Group, and the Canada Research Chair on Cultural Citizenship of Deaf People and Cultural Equity Practices.