“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.”

Mason Cooley

Support us

In supporting Le Grand Costumier, you are helping save a big piece of our collective history, a rich heritage and countless memories. You will be encouraging a project embraced by the public and the cultural sector, and assisting an economically and socially viable social enterprise representing Quebec’s incredible creativity. 


Le Grand Costumier's new community bonds campaign is launched! The campaing will run throughout the year with 3 emission dates:

  • April 1, 2018
  • August 1, 2018
  • December 1, 2018

What is a community bond?

 The bonds non-profit organizations can issue are similar to traditional bonds. They have an issue price, a maturity date and aninterest rate paid to bond holders. Community bonds can be secured or unsecured and callable or non-callable, transferable or non-transferable and renewable or non-renewable at maturity. Exempt from producing a prospectus, non-profit organizations can issue bonds as an innovative funding vehicle, enabling them to diversify their sources of revenue and set down solid roots in the community.

How your investment helps

The money that you invest will be used to restore and extend the useful life of some of the costumes in the collection. A symbol of Quebec’s immense creativity, Le Grand Costumier’s collection of nearly 100 000 costumes and accessories is a remarkable showcase of the costume arts. This superior quality collection requires regular upkeep and since Le Grand Costumier has a fully equipped costume workshop, we will be able to do the work onsite, using the money to hire the best artisans.

How does it work?

Type of security: Unsecured bonds
Project funded: Restoration of the collection’s costumes
Bond face value: $1,000*
Number of bonds issued: 20
Total amount needed: $20,000
Maturity: Five years (transferable after three years, non-callable)
Interest rate: 2% compounded annually, interest paid at maturity
3 issuance dates: April 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018 - December 1, 2018

*Several investors can regroup to buy a community bond together

Interested in investing in community bonds? Contact us to receive a guide with more information on the project:

Marie Houde
General Manager
T : 438 896-4646 #222
C : 514-529-8341

The community bond have been possible to lauch as a part of  pilot project led by TIESS (Territoires innovants en économie sociale et solidaire).



Community members will always be welcome at Le Grand Costumier. Those who wish to donate their skills and knowledge are invited to contact us at info@grandcostumier.com

There's a lot you can do to help:

  • Storage of our costumes and accessories
  • Help us with the organization of the sewing workshop
  • Contribute to artistic projects (photo shoot, special projects, etc.)
  • Become a volunteer guide for our guided tours (see the section Guided tour)

Moving nearly 100 000 costumes and accessories was a huge undertaking and would not have been possible without the help of 50 volunteers who spent more than 700 hours over eight weeks, sorting and packing 2,700 linear feet of costumes and more than 2,000 boxes of accessories.

Donate costumes and accessories

Individuals who wish to donate clothes or accessories in good condition are invited to contact Danielle Fagen, costumer to fix an appointment:

Danielle Fagen
T : 438 896-4646 #226
C : 438 405-6799