All AIM workshop are free to participants, and led by professional artists who are paid for their labor.
Youth Music Network: Operating out of a dedicated space inside the Historic St. Joseph Church (1861), the Youth Music Network offers youth residing in Little Burgundy (a historically Black Canadian neighborhood and now also the home of many new Canadians) free instruction across a wide-range of instruments. In a room full of musical equipment, experienced Montreal-based musicians/teachers offer both group and individual instruction, along with cultural and community mentorship. Visiting internationally renowned musicians are regularly brought in to run special events with the participating youth. The project is run in partnership with LUC (Laboratory of Urban Culture) and IF (Improvising Futures).
Digital Southwest–Creating Community via Digital Art: offers the inhabitants of Montreal’s Southwest (particularly youth, girls, and new Canadians) free training in a variety of digital art-forms, often as a way of artistically presenting both personal narratives and telling community stories. To date workshops have covered digital music creation and editing, digital dj-ing and production, field recording and digital photography. Presently these workshops are held in partnership with Youth in Motion and Maison des Jeunes L’Escampette.
Arts After School Program: This program offers the children of the only elementary school located in Little Burgundy a wide range of free after-school art classes, all led by professional artists. These include music instruction, creative writing and visual arts.