FASS, FACING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Sustainable development is vital to the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur. In fact, FASS was guided by the Réseau des femmes en environnement and the Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables (CQEER) to ensure that it presented an event classified by Standard BNQ 9700-253 Sustainable Development – Responsible Event Management.

The guidelines and actions established during this certification are now part of the sustainable development action plan of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur and each year, new actions are added in order to reduce the ecological impact of the event and increase its social contribution and its positive impact.

In 2014 FASS was the recipient of the Sustainable Development Award at the Gala excellence Desjardins.

The Festival promotes local purchases and employment, reduces and recovers at source to avoid waste, and contributes to the community by offering internships and free performances for all.

HIGHLIGHTS

On an economic level: 93% of FASS suppliers are located within a 100-km radius, with most of them in Saint-Sauveur. We have several full-time and contractual employees who live in the Laurentians, which helps to maintain local jobs.

On an environmental level: At the event site, we have taken measures to reduce and reuse immediate resources and have undertaken an administrative restructuring designed to avoid waste of all kinds, to help us repurpose materials, and to make environmentally responsible choices in our purchases.

On a social level: The Festival is fortunate to benefit from the commitment of almost 100 volunteers from the community, as well as its own internship programs. We also offer reduced rates for people under 30 and free events. Since 2022, a cultural mediation project “Mouvement de passage FASS” has been launched. This project aims to bring together dance and seniors who are losing their autonomy, living with illness or at the end of life.

With our mandate of eclectic, inclusive, accessible and original programming, FASS contributes significantly to create an environment that gives festival-goers a host of dynamic cultural experiences, which in turn fosters the development and maintenance of a creative community in an area that is primarily known for its winter sports.

Photo : Karolina Kuras

On the program

Off FASS, Virtual FASS
INTERNATIONAL SHORT DANCE FILM FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL SHORT DANCE FILM FESTIVAL

FASS Forward 2024
19 June 2024
Big Top
Gibney Company

Mixed Program

GIBNEY COMPANY
July 24, 2024
Big Top
Mixed Program

Mixed Program

A Night with the Stars
July 25 and 26, 2024
Big Top
Social Tango- Project

Mixed Program followed by a Milonga

SOCIAL TANGO PROJECT
July 27, 2024
Big Top
Alexandra Stréliski

Néo-Romance

ALEXANDRA STRÉLISKI
July 28, 2024
Big Top
Orchestre Metropolitain Photo : Tam Lan-Truong

Mixed Program

ORCHESTRE MÉTROPOLITAIN with Yannick Nézet-Séguin
July 31, 2024
Big Top
In My Body

In My Body

BBOYIZM
August 1, 2024
Big Top
Burn Baby, Burn

Burn Baby, Burn

CÔTÉ DANSE
August 2, 2024
Big Top
Gauthier Dance

Contemporary Dance 2.0

GAUTHIER DANCE // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart
August 3 and 4, 2024
Free activity
Desjardins Stage - Georges-Filion Park

Desjardins Stage – Georges-Filion Park

Dance films under the stars
July 25 and August 1, 2024
Free activity
John-H.-Molson Park

John-H.-Molson Park

Dance Trails in Saint-Sauveur Path 1
July 26 and 27, 2024
Free activity
Desjardins Stage - Georges-Filion Park

Desjardins Stage – Georges-Filion Park

Musical Fridays
July 26 and August 2, 2024
Free activity
Desjardins Stage - Georges-Filion Park

Desjardins Stage – Georges-Filion Park

Dancing Saturdays
July 27 and August 3, 2024
Free activity
Desjardins Stage - Georges-Filion Park

Desjardins Stage – Georges-Filion Park

Matinée jeunesse
August 1, 2024
Free activity
John-H.-Molson Park

John-H.-Molson Park

Dance Trails in Saint-Sauveur Path 2
August 2 and 3, 2024
Free activity
Desjardins Stage - Georges-Filion Park

Desjardins Stage – Georges-Filion Park

FASS Dance Battle
August 4, 2024
Off FASS
Ample Man Danse

Claude-Henri Grignon Park

Dance Trails in Sainte-Adèle
July 6, 2024
Off FASS
Online Silent Auction

Online Silent Auction

FASS
July 24th to August 4th
Off FASS
Sommet Saint-Sauveur - Parc Aquatique

Sommet Saint-Sauveur – Parc Aquatique

FASS Dance Battle - Demo
July 28, 2024
Off FASS
Mouvement de passage FASS

Mouvement de passage FASS

Cultural mediation project

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