Art Talks MTL Monthly conversations with contemporary artists, dealers, collectors, critics and curators based in Montreal, Canada.

The Long Haul has been a non-profit, artist-run organization of affordable artist studios in Parc Extension since 2001. A board of directors oversees its greater vision, while the day to day operations are maintained by founders Vanessa Yanow and John Tinholt. Both are visual artists who started the Long Haul based on a desire to have a non-residential live/work space. Art Talks sought to learn more about the work that goes into running and maintaining such a vital resource to creative practice in Montreal. 

In this episode, Vanessa talks about how the space started; balancing personal work and administrative work; the 10 000-Hour Rule; the Long Haul's mandate; the neighbourhood changes over the space's 14 year tenure on Beaumont Avenue;  the community of artists that have come together at the Long Haul; surviving near expulsion; and the benefits of becoming a non-profit organization.

This episode was hosted and produced by Yaniya Lee.

Podcast logo by Naomi Cook.

"Savoy Blues" recording by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five.

"My Heart is a real thing" from the Brahja Waldman's Quintet 2013 album Cosmic Brahjas

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