Urban Arts Festival Hip Hop You Don’t Stop Festival
The primary mandate of this festival is to engage at-risk youth from disadvantaged areas of Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal by encouraging their participation in positive alternative activities in the fields of urban arts and Hip Hop culture. These various activities offer youth the opportunity to channel their talent and energy towards a constructive means. This section of our Urban Arts program makes it possible for young people to showcase their artistic talents, thus fostering and attitude confident behaviour and self esteem.
In addition, one of the goals of the festival is to cultivate a sense of belonging among these youth toward their neighborhood and to encourage their recognition by their community.
Finally, the Urban Arts Festival Hip Hop You Don’t Stop aims to demystify Hip Hop culture to people in the community, by providing positive activities that dismantle existing stereotypes and negative prejudices sometimes associated to this cultural movement.