The Arts


JP has a long history of supporting individual artists and arts organizations.

His contributions to the arts are focussed on concept consolidation, project development, and contract delivery.

A short list of projects that in which he is or has been involved include:

  • rural connections and immigration through music with World Folk Music Ottawa
  • Mali – Canada exchange with The Woodchoppers Association (2003-2009)
  • promoting and managing Jah Youssouf and Mansa Sissoko (West Africa / Quebec City)
  • documentary film production – The Road to Baleya – with Close Up Films (2004)
  • creation of the non-profit Coalition of New Canadians for Arts and Culture (2007-2011)
  • youth programs + cultural diversity projects with Stellula Music (Ontario)
  • arts and culture, performance +  program development with Jaku Konbit (Ontario)
  • theatre seating and renovation + business development with Bronson Centre (Ontario)

Mr. Melville’s personal experience in the arts includes theatre production, play writing, professional choral singing, blog/novel/poetry writing.

He is publishing books of his own when possible and from rare to rare time blogging.  For current books, check out his publisher Editorial Mapalé.