Founded in 1979, La Société des calligraphes de Montréal is a non-profit organization whose goals are the exchange of ideas and information amongst professional and amateur calligraphers as well as with artists in related fields.
Through its activities, the Society aims to make calligraphy known to the public and encourage its members to attain a high level of competency in this field.
Every two months from September to May, members are invited to general meetings during which they can share ideas and exchange information. Invited guests – calligraphers, illuminators, or artists from related disciplines – demonstrate their skills or share their experience in the fields of letter making and bookmaking. (Meetings Schedule)
At the annual general meeting, members hold elections for the administrative board. The board elaborates the rules of the society, assures its proper functioning, and organizes activities.
L’ARABESQUE, the Society’s newsletter, is published three times a year. It features articles, interviews, achievements, and events of calligraphic interest as well as a list of activities organized by the Society.
The Society also receives newsletters from sister societies, which are available to members at general meetings.
The Society regularly promotes and organizes workshops, demonstrations and conferences given by local and internationally renowned calligraphers and illuminators. It also presents exhibitions open to the general public.
Anyone can join the Society by paying an annual fee of $35.00, due in May (see attached membership form). Becoming a member entitles you to:
- - Attend general meetings
- - Be eligible for discounts on workshop fees
- - Receive the newsletter L’ARABESQUE
- - Take part in workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions
- - Benefit from contact with other calligraphy societies
- - Access to the Society’s collection of calligraphy books (Books)
We hope to see a great number of you at our activities and meetings. Your presence and especially your participation make the Society vibrant and dynamic.
Please fill out the membership form and send it with a cheque payable to:
La Société des Calligraphes de Montréal
P.O. Box 204, Snowdon Station
Montréal, QC H3X 3T4