“Open the Mic” is a monthly open microphone event for artists of Arabic origin and friends, to celebrate their talent with the community through a diverse range of arts, including but not limited to storytelling, poetry, singing, music, stand-up comedy, and short videos. The purpose of the project is to discover, engage, and empower Arab talent in the city. Accordingly, every second Thursday of the month, we take the event to a new neighborhood in Montreal, where we occupy a place (usually a cafe or a bar), and we invite the community to celebrate art together. The project started in January 2019 and has been going on ever since with all full house performances. The community is growing day after day.