Community Links.

Accessibility

Access Ability: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design: Developed in 2010 by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario, this resource provides guidelines for accessible print, web and environmental (wayfinding and signage) design.

Accessibility Guidelines for Organizers and Facilitators: This document was created in the spring of 2015 by members of Accessibilize Montreal as part of the “By and For Us: The Community at the Head of the Organization” project, organized by the Center for Community Organizations (COCo).

Accessibility Toolkit (Guide to Making Art Spaces Accessible): Humber College and Tangled Art + Disability collaborated on this guide to making the presentation of art more inclusive and accessible. It covers many aspects of exhibition design, including lighting, labels, wall text, transcription and captioning, access symbols, etc.

Creative Users Projects : Creative Users Projects is a disability-led artist platform that explores the intersection of art and design practices, accessibility, and disability. Creative Users Projects is a shapeshifter, cultural connector and sector builder of disability arts and accessible curatorial practice. Our work stems from a desire to activate art and make visible an inclusive arts culture.

Canada Council for the Arts – Application Assistance Program: CCA applicants who need assistance writing or submitting a grant application because of disability-related barriers can apply for funding to contribute to the cost of these services.

CURE: Community-University Research Exchange: CURE promotes community-driven social justice research, and fosters collaborations between university students and grassroots community groups working for social change.

DAWN-RAFH: DisAbled Women’s Network: DAWN Canada’s mission is to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities and Deaf women. DAWN is an organization that works towards the advancement and inclusion of women and girls with disabilities and Deaf women in Canada.

Deaf Artists & Theatres Toolkit (DATT): Based on research by Cahoots Theatre as well as insights gained from the production of ULTRASOUND (by deaf playwright Adam Pottle), this comprehensive online toolkit guides theatre companies working with Deaf artists and/or audiences.

Keroul’s Accessibility Criteria: Keroul is an organization that supports and advocates for accessible tourism and culture in Quebec. This page provides a search tool to find spaces that were assigned accessibility ratings “from a visitor’s point-of-view.” At the bottom of this page, under the “Events” tab, Keroul lists its criteria for accessible event spaces, with regard to motor, visual and hearing impairment.

Radical Accessibility Audit Project: RAAP Montreal is a collaboration between Accessibilize Montreal and CURE. It’s an initiative to document the accessibility of urban spaces in the hope of “collectively creating useful, accurate, broad-based and up-to-date accessibility information about the physical environment so we can make informed choices about what events and spaces we participate in and support.”  (RAMP, 2013)

ReelAccess: A Guide to Accessible Film Festivals and Screenings: Whether you are planning a large-scale film festival or an intimate film screening, this resource by the ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto provides guidance on venues, communications, ticketing, customer service, and more.

Seeing Voices: Seeing Voices provides educational and collaborative opportunities to build connections between D/deaf* and hearing people.​

Sins Invalid: Sins Invalid is a performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of colour and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized from social discourse.

Sisters in Motion: SistersInMotion exists to uplift the voices & vulnerability in our sisterhood of Black, Indigenous and racialized people who self-identify as women and/or femmes. This includes an annual show as well as regularly-offered workshops and biweekly open mic called Poetry Nite at Kafein.

Smithsonian Guidelines for Accessible Exhibition Design: This living resource by the Smithsonian Institute offers guidelines and design tools to better accommodate all visitors, including individuals with disabilities.

Tools to Test Your Web Accessibility: To meet their internal accessibility objectives and better support Quebec nonprofits, the Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) hired an intern to research various tools that assist users in testing the accessibility of their websites, which they share on this page. All of these tools are free to download and use.

Vibrations: Vibrations is a collaborative 2-year project in which disabled artists work with their communities to create new digital artworks. The site also links to some video footage of their 2018 symposium,”Vibe: Challenging Ableism and Audism in the Arts.”

Advocacy & Non-Profits

ABTEC : Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace : Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace is an Aboriginally determined research-creation network whose goal is to ensure Indigenous presence in the web pages, online environments, video games, and virtual worlds that comprise cyberspace.

Bâtiment 7 : Bâtiment 7 is a heritage industrial building, a fragment of popular history in Point. St. Charles, remodeled into an accessible alternative meeting place, teeming with projects.

BCRC : Black Community Resource Centre : BCRC is a growing, resource-based organization that strengthens community capacity by providing professional support to organizations and individuals in need. The Centre is committed to helping visible minority youth rekindle their dreams, and achieve their full potential.

Black Studies Centre : The Black Centre Portal publicises, promotes events, and discourses; digitizes, archives, and distributes materials, which in general present and define Pan-Black-Canadian Identities, with a particular focus on the English Speaking Black Communities in Quebec.

CAPACOA : Canadian Arts Presenting Association : Since its founding in 1985, CAPACOA has fostered and developed a pan-Canadian network for presenters, presenting networks, artist managers/agents and performing arts administrators.

CCNC : Creative City Network : The Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC) is a national-non profit organization made up of municipalities, arts organizations and individuals working to support cultural development in their communities. CCNC facilitates knowledge sharing professional development in the field of local cultural policy, planning and research.

CHRC : Cultural Human Resources Council : The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together cultural workers and employers to address training, career development and other human resource issues.

CHRC : Respectful Workplaces in the Arts : Respectful Workplaces in the Arts is a national campaign to build a sector-wide culture of fairness, dignity and respect. Let’s work together to shape safe and healthy work environments, free from all forms of harassment.

COCo : The Centre for Community Organizations : COCo’s mission is to help build a more socially just world by supporting the health and well-being of community organizations in Québec. Through supporting organizational development, offering training, disseminating resources, producing research, and by strengthening links between nonprofit organizations, COCo helps to promote the vitality of the community sector in the province.

CRARR : Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations : The Center for Research-Action on Race Relations is a Montreal-based independent, non-profit civil rights organization that was founded in 1983 with the mandate to promote racial equality and combat racism in Canada.

Culture Montreal : Culture Montréal est une organisation indépendante et sans but lucratif, rassemblant toute personne intéressée à promouvoir la culture comme élément essentiel du développement de Montréal. Culture Montréal is an independent, non-profit organization bringing together all those interested in promoting culture as an essential part of Montreal’s development.

Culture Pour Tous : Culture pour tous est un organisme à but non lucratif enregistré comme organisme de bienfaisance. Mission: Faire reconnaître les arts et la culture comme facteurs essentiels d’épanouissement par des programmes de sensibilisation et d’éducation favorisant la participation des citoyens. Culture pour tous is a charity and a non-profit organization. Mission: to help ensure that the arts and culture are recognized as essential aspects of individual and collective development by promoting citizen participation in cultural life.

DAM : Diversité artistique, Montréal : Since its creation in 2006, DAM has taken on the mission to promote cultural diversity in the arts by encouraging the recognition and inclusion of all artists in professional networks, cultural institutions and distribution channels in Montreal. Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM) was established by the Delegation for Cultural Diversity Montreal,  a group created in March 2004 following a day focused on cultural diversity in the arts organized by the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM). Read: Towards a cultural equity process: Consultation report on systemic racism in the arts, culture, and media sectors (full report in French onlysummary available in English).

exeko : Since 2006, execo has been using creativity (art and philosophy) for the social inclusion of people who experience(d) or are at risk of exclusion. execo uses both practical approaches of intellectual and cultural mediation, and systemic approaches inspired from social innovation, as motors of social transformation, to act positively on society, individually and collectively: intellectual emancipation, prevention of exclusion (homelessness, crime, suicide, drug addiction), citizen and cultural participation, inter-recognition, identity reinforcement, etc.

FNQLSDI : The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute : FNQLSDI was created in 2000 by the Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL). Its mission is to offer First Nations a dynamic service hub, supporting their actions towards maintaining healthy territories and resources, developing sustainable communities and promoting the recognition of their rights.

IMAA : The Independent Media Arts Alliance : IMAA is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada.  Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers.

NIMAC : National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition : NIMAC is a permanent region within the structure of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA), a non-profit national organization working to advance the media arts community in Canada and representing 80+ independent media arts organizations across the country. NIMAC acts as the Indigenous arm of the IMAA. The National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition’s (NIMAC) priority is to support, promote, and advocate for Indigenous media artists and arts organizations within the context of Canadian media arts practices. We connect Indigenous artists to not-for-profit arts organizations on a national scale.

QCGN : Quebec Community Groups Network : Founded in 1995, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is a not-for-profit organization linking more than 50 English-language community organizations across Quebec.

Reclaim Indigenous Arts : Reclaim Indigenous Arts was created as an awareness campaign and a Call to Action. Reclaim is seeking supporters to END cultural appropriation in Canada. One initiative of this campaign is to help secure work for the indigenous community by replacing knockoff objects with authentic Indigenous made products. Buy from the artists directly or from reputable Indigenous-owned or Indigenous-allied galleries and gift shops.

Unceded Voices: Anticolonial Street Artists Convergence : Unceded Voices is a biennial convergence of primarily Indigenous-identified women/2spirit/Queer/[1] and women of color street artists in Tiohtià:ke, unceded Haudenosaunee territory (also known as Montreal). Through street art interventions (murals, wheat pastes, stencils, textile art, installations, performances, etc.), the artists in Unceded Voices collective are from all over Turtle Island and express their demands, identities and histories.

West Island Community Resource Centre : The West Island Community Resource Centre (CRC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving individual and collective well-being in the West Island. The CRC provides information and referral services to citizens, and in collaboration with its community partners, it aims to strengthen the development of the community sector.

Education

Point-Saint-Charles Art School : The Pointe-Saint-Charles Art School is a non-profit fine arts school located at Bâtiment 7, serving Pointe-Saint-Charles and the Greater Montreal area.

QBBE : Quebec Board of Black Educators : The QBBE is a not-for-profit community organization situated in the Notre-dame-de-grace borough (NDG). The QBBE has been the educational resource organization for the Black Community for the past 50 years. Thus it makes representation to the government, provides advocacy, research, program development, and knowledge dissemination about education issues impacting the Black Community. The primary aim of QBBE’s programming is to improve academic deficiency among youth through remedial programs.

RQD Dancer Training Support Program : The RQD Dancer Training Support Program has been helping dancers defray part of the cost of their regular training since 1994. Whether you are in a rehearsal period, a performance period, currently unemployed, the program offers direct financial assistance paid on presentation of your receipts.

Schools Host an Artist or Writer : This component of the Government of Québec’s Culture in the Schools program allows students to participate, for an extended period of 4 to 12 weeks, in a project involving artistic exploration. It also offers professional artists or writers an opportunity to spend time in the school environment and to find inspiration there for their own creative pursuits.

Thomas More Institute : The Thomas More Institute has been providing adults with stimulating lifelong and life-wide learning opportunities since 1945. A secular non-profit academic institution, it offers an ever-evolving choice of university-level courses in the liberal arts. Its affiliation with Bishop’s University provides students, who so choose, the option of earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.

University of the Streets Café : University of the Streets Café is a program of the Office of Community Engagement at Concordia University. It organizes bilingual, public conversations in cafés and community spaces across Montreal.

WIWC : West Island Women’s Centre Free Seminars : Offered once or twice a month, WIWC’s Tuesday afternoon seminars are free and open to all.

Funding & Grants

CALQ : Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec : Dans une perspective de développement culturel, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec a pour mission de soutenir, dans toutes les régions du Québec, la création artistique et littéraire, l’expérimentation, la production et la diffusion. Les domaines dans lesquels le Conseil exerce ses attributions sont la littérature et le conte, les arts de la scène (théâtre, danse, musique, chanson, arts du cirque), les arts multidisciplinaires, les arts médiatiques (arts numériques, cinéma et vidéo), les arts visuels, les métiers d’art ainsi que la recherche architecturale. Le Conseil soutient également le rayonnement des artistes, des écrivains, des organismes artistiques et de leurs œuvres, que ce soit au Québec, ailleurs au Canada ou à l’étranger.    Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) supports, throughout Québec, creation, experimentation, production and dissemination in the realms of the visual arts, the arts and crafts, literature, the performing arts, the multidisciplinary arts, cinema and video, the digital arts and architectural research. CALQ also seeks to broaden the influence of artists, writers, arts organizations and their works in Québec, Canada and abroad.

CAM : Conseil des arts de Montréal : Le Conseil repère, accompagne, soutient et reconnaît l’excellence artistique. Par ses programmes de subventions, d’aide au fonctionnement, de tournées, de résidences, ses prix, comme le Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal et un ensemble d’initiatives mobilisatrices, le Conseil est aujourd’hui le partenaire dynamique de près de 500 organismes et collectifs artistiques professionnels montréalais.  —  The Conseil identifies, supports and recognizes artistic excellence. Through its subsidy programs, operating grants, residencies, mobilization activities and awards—including the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal—the Conseil is the proud partner of nearly 500 Montreal cultural profesionnal organizations and collectives.

Canada Council for the Arts : The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.

Canada Media Fund: The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, promotes, develops and finances the production of Canadian content and relevant applications for all audiovisual media platforms.

ELAN’s Grant Writing Resources : Grant writing resources, workshop FAQs, CALQ information session notes, audio and session slides.

FACTOR : The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings : FACTOR (the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) is a public/private partnership that supports the production of sound recordings by Canadian musicians and helps Canadian music companies make recordings available to a wider public.

Musicaction : Musicaction, une organisation à but non lucratif, a été fondé en août 1985 à l’initiative des professionnels de la radio et de l’industrie du disque et du spectacle. Depuis 30 ans, la Fondation encourage le développement de la musique en soutenant la production et la commercialisation d’enregistrements sonores ainsi que les activités de promotion collective.  —  Musicaction, a non-profit organization, was founded in August 1985 at the initiative of French-language professionals in the radio, record and entertainment industries. For 30 years, the Foundation has promoted the development of music by supporting the production and marketing of sound recordings as well as collective promotion activities.

SODEC : Société de développement des entreprises culturelles : Créée en 1995 en vertu de la Loi sur la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) a pour mandat spécifique de promouvoir et de soutenir, dans toutes les régions du Québec, l’implantation et le développement des entreprises culturelles. La SODEC a également le mandat de protéger et de mettre en valeur le parc immobilier patrimonial dont elle est propriétaire depuis 1989.  —  SODEC was created in 1995, under the Act respecting the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, with the mandate to promote and support the introduction and development of cultural enterprises in all regions of Quebec.  It also aims to protect and promote the heritage properties it has owned since 1989. 

SOCAN Foundation : SOCAN Foundation fosters, sustains, and promotes the creation of Canadian music. SOCAN Foundation will strive to expand an environment where Canadian music and its creation are encouraged, and to ensure the public has an enhanced understanding of the value of music.

RQD Quebec Danse : RQD’s list of grant gesources for dance professionals

Health and Wellbeing

Action Autonomie : Action Autonomie est un organisme communautaire sans but lucratif. Il a été mis sur pied par des personnes qui ont utilisé de façon volontaire ou NON les services de santé mentale. Leurs expériences auront forgé la nécessité de se regrouper pour faire valoir leurs droits.  —  Action Autonomie is a community non-profit organization. It has been set up by people who have used voluntary or non-mental health services. Their experiences will have forged the need to come together to assert their rights.

AHCF : Artists’ Health Alliance : AHCF, based in Toronto, is the only organization in Canada that provides health and wellness support for artists of all disciplines in all stages of their careers, including those behind the scenes. The mission of AHCF is to provide leadership in health advocacy, offer health and wellness education for artists of all disciplines, support artists’ use of specialized arts medicine and integrative healthcare, promote state-of-the-art research, and act as a catalyst for advancing the health and well-being of our artistic community.

ASTTEQ : Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec  – Québec Trans Health Action : Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec (ASTT(e)Q), also known as Québec Trans Health Action, is a project of CACTUS-Montréal which was founded in 1998. ASTT(e)Q was started largely in response to the need for access to health care and social services that were sensitive to trans people’s needs. The project grew out of a support group for trans women living with HIV, and was informed by a trans community led needs assessment that aided in determining the shape and direction of ASTT(e)Q.

Atelier De La Mezzanine (Québec, QC): Ce lieu unique, mis sur pied en 1999 afin d’offrir un espace de création à des gens parfois marginalisés parce qu’ayant ou ayant eu des problèmes de santé mentale, a également la particularité de travailler avec des artistes professionnels et d’intégrer ses membres à la vie organisationnelle ainsi qu’à la structure de l’organisme.  —  Atelier De La Mezzanine was created in 1999 to offer a space of creation to people who are marginalized because of having, or having had, mental health problems. The Atelier also works with professional artists and integrating its members into organizational life and structures.

CACTUS Montréal : CACTUS is a community organization active in downtown Montréal and involved in preventing blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections (BBSI). CACTUS works with drug users, sex workers and trans people, promoting their health, their well-being and their inclusion into society.

CMHA : Canadian Mental Health Association : CMHA, founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

Centre de santé des femmes de Montréal : Le Centre de santé des femmes de Montréal est un organisme communautaire autonome et féministe, composé de femmes qui œuvrent en santé sexuelle et reproductive. Mission: Avoriser l’appropriation par les femmes de leur santé gynécologique; Défendre et promouvoir le droit à l’avortement libre et gratuit; Représenter les femmes et revendiquer le respect de leurs droits et de leur pouvoir auprès des décideurs économiques et politiques et auprès du réseau de la santé.  —  The Centre de santé de femmes de Montréal (Montréal Women’s Health Centre) is a feminist, independent community organization comprised of women who work in sexual and reproductive health. Mission: Support women in their reclaiming of their own gynecological health; Defend and promote the right to free abortion on demand; Represent women and demand that their rights and agency are respected by economic and policy decision-makers as well as the health system.

Healing Justice Podcast : Healing Justice is a podcast for stories and practices at the intersection of collective healing and social change.

IRIS: International Research Infrastructure on Social Inequalities in Health: IRIS is a laboratory infrastructure recently created and funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and dedicated to the comparative study of health inequalities. Its main goal is to assess the contribution of social policies to the development of social inequalities in health over the life course.

Over the Bridge : Since August 2017, Over The Bridge has trained, educated and/or emotionally supported over 2,000 music industry members. In an industry where maintaining good mental health is challenging, and substance abuse is normalized and glorified, it is our goal to help those in need cross the bridge over troubled waters.

Project 10 | Projet 10 : Projet 10 travaille à promouvoir le bien être personnel, social, sexuel et mental des jeunes et adultes lesbiennes, gais, bisexuel(le)s, transgenres, transsexuel(le)s, bispirituel(le)s, intersexués et en questionnement agé(e)s entre 14 et 25 ans.  —  Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning youth and adults aged 14-25.

WIWC : West Island Women’s Centre : The WIWC is a dynamic and widely-used non-profit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of women. We provide educational, social and recreational services for women living in the West Island and the community at large. The Centre is open to all—without regard to age, race or socio-economic background.

Workman Arts : Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization based in Toronto that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation. We support artists living with mental health and addiction issues through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations and partnerships with the broader arts community.

Jobs & Career Development

Artère (French only) : Artère est un portail qui rassemble une multitude d’informations utiles pour la relève artistique. Vous y trouverez de nombreuses pistes de financement (bourses, subventions, prix), des lieux de création, de production et de diffusion, des renseignements sur le statut d’artiste et les droits d’auteurs, des formations pertinentes, des outils de promotion et même des renseignements sur l’administration de votre carrière artistique (gestion financière, budgets, contrats, assurances).  —  Artère is portal for resources including awards and grants, job opportunities, distribution networks, and information on artists’ rights.

CharityVillage : Launched in July 1995, CharityVillage has become the Canadian nonprofit sector’s largest and most popular online resource for recruiting, news and how-to information.

COCo : The Centre for Community Organizations Job Board : The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo)’s mission is to help build a more socially just world by supporting the health and well-being of community organizations in Québec.

YES Montreal : YES is a non-profit, community-driven English-language service provider that has been helping Quebecers province-wide find employment and start and grow businesses for over 20 years.

Legal Resources

ACCESS : Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency : Access Copyright is a collective voice of creators and publishers in Canada. A non-profit, national organization, we represent tens of thousands of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers, and their works. We license the copying of this repertoire to educational institutions, businesses, governments and others. The proceeds gathered when content is copied, remixed and shared are passed along to the copyright-holders.

ALSO : Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa : ALSO is a group of volunteer lawyers, artists and arts industry professionals dedicated to connecting Ottawa-area artists with legal information and resources that can help address legal problems related to artists’ professional practices.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office : The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a part of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. CIPO is a Special Operating Agency (SOA) and is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property (IP) in Canada. CIPO‘s areas of activity include trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright. CIPO‘s mandate is to deliver high quality and timely IP services to customers, and to increase awareness, knowledge and effective use of IP by Canadians.

CJAM : Montreal Artists Legal Clinic : CJAM is a charity dedicated to offering free legal information services to our city’s artists. CJAM hosts workshops and legal information nights that will provide you with basic legal knowledge in a number of areas relevant to your work.

CJJ : Clinique juridique Juripop : Juripop fights, first of all, to improve access to the justice system for all citizens. It as well promotes the defense of social, economic and human rights. More specifically, the Clinique juridique Juripop offers legal services at very modest cost to people excluded from the government legal aid, but who are financially unable to pay for the defense of their rights. Moreover Juripop is a social entreprise constantly launching innovative projects in the field of legal awareness such as conferences on informing citizens of their legal rights and obligations.

Educaloi : Éducaloi is a registered charity that was founded in 2000. It is a leader in the movement to improve access to justice in Quebec. The core of Éducaloi’s mission is explaining the law to Quebecers in everyday language.

NSALIS : Artists’ Legal Information Society Database : NSALIS’ extensive database of articles for creative professionals looking for legal information.

Magazines, Media & News

ARTS PUBLICATIONS

alt.theatre : cultural diversity and the stage : For nearly twenty years, alt.theatre has provided a forum for artists, activists, academics and others interested in issues of cultural diversity. They are Canada’s only professional journal examining the intersections between politics, cultural plurality, social activism, and the stage—but our outlook is global.

Canadian Art : Canadian Art is the preeminent platform for journalism and criticism about art and culture in Canada.

C Magazine / Contemporary Art & Criticism : C Magazine is a Toronto-based contemporary art and criticism periodical devoted to providing a forum for significant ideas in visual art and culture. Each quarterly issue explores a new theme through original art writing, criticism and artists’ projects.

Dance Current : Canada’s Dance Magazine

DFDANSE : French-language dance magazine based in Montreal.

RADIO

Daybreak Montreal (CBC) : If it matters to Montrealers, Daybreak is on top of it. Every weekday morning, the team brings you the news you need and the stories you care about. Daybreak celebrates Montreal in all its diversity, wakes you up and gets your day going.

CJLO : Formed in 1998 as a merger between CRSG and CFLI, two former stations, CJLO is Concordia University’s one and only radio station. 100% non-profit, and run almost entirely by volunteers, the station is located in the heart of the Loyola campus in the NDG borough of Montreal.

CKUT : CKUT is a non-profit, campus-community radio station based at McGill University. CKUT provides alternative music, news and spoken word programming to the city of Montreal, surrounding areas, & around the world 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

ONLINE & PRINT

CBC Arts : CBC Arts features original articles and videos as well as the best stories from across CBC. They also produce CBC Arts: Exhibitionists, a weekly half-hour show about people who create and why they do it, hosted by actor, playwright and educator Amanda Parris. CBC Arts is also the online home for other arts TV shows like Interrupt This Program and innovative digital series like This Art Works!, Queer (Self) Portraits and Keep Calm and Decolonize.

CultMTL : Cult MTL is a daily web and monthly print publication focusing on Montreal culture. They cover what’s happening in the city and beyond, from art to nightlife, politics to business, restaurants to style.

Journal Metro : Métro is a French-language free daily newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Le Devoir : Le Devoir is a French-language newspaper published in Montreal and distributed in Quebec and throughout Canada.

The Laval News : Laval’s English newspaper since 1993.

Montreal Gazette : The Montreal Gazette, formerly titled The Gazette, is the only English-language daily newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, after three other daily English newspapers shut down at various times during the second half of the 20th century.

The Montrealer : The Montreal online lifestyle magazine.

The Suburban : The Suburban has a print circulation of 102,000 copies and is the largest English-language newspaper in Quebec.

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

The Concordian : The Concordian is an independent newspaper and website providing local news, arts, music, sports and opinions to the Concordia University community since 1983.

The Link : Since 1980, The Link has been the most read independent publication on Concordia’s campuses and the areas surrounding the university. The Link has transitioned from a weekly newspaper to a monthly magazine, now printing 5,000 copies on the first Tuesday of the month during the Fall and Winter semesters.

The McGill Daily : The McGill Daily, in production for over 100 years, is an independent student newspaper at McGill University and is entirely run by students. Currently, they publish in print once weekly, on Mondays, in addition to producing online-only content throughout the week and weekly radio segments for CKUT 90.3 FM.

The McGill Tribune : The McGill Tribune is an independent, entirely student-run newspaper at McGill University, with a publication of 5,000 weekly print copies. It has covered McGill, Canada and the world since 1981.

The Plant : The Plant, founded in 1969, is Dawson’s student run newspaper. It is a platform for students to voice their opinions on what matters to them, to explore the field of journalism, and to publish their work.

Events, Exhibitions, Festivals

Festival Accès Asie : Festival Accès Asie is a Montréal-based arts festival that promotes Asian arts, cultures and histories through a diversity of artistic disciplines including the visual arts, dance, theatre, video, film, music, comedy, poetry, literature, performance, new media and culinary arts.

MUTEK : MUTEK is a Montreal-based festival dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and the digital arts. Its central platform is an annual five-day event in Montreal that takes place in late August.

Papier Art Fair : Created by the AGAC in 2007, Papier is a key driver for Canadian contemporary art, as well as a unique meeting ground for the greater public, enthusiasts and visual arts professionals alike.

POP Montreal : POP Montreal International Music Festival is an annual not-for-profit curated cultural event that champions independence in the arts by presenting emerging and celebrated artistic talents from around the world.

Never Apart : Nestled in the heart of the Mile-Ex neighborhood of Montreal, Never Apart features 12,000 square feet of gallery, music production and creative space. It houses a theatre for screenings, a versatile mezzanine that opens to a garden and saltwater pool for gatherings, an archive of 10,000 vinyl records, and both Sun and Moon Rooms.

RAW: Natural Born Artists : RAW spotlights independent talent in visual art, film, fashion & accessories design, music, performance art, beauty, crafts, tech, and photography. RAW is a fun and alternative way for creatives to showcase both to their local community and the world at large.

Dance

CDA : Canadian Dance Assembly : CDA is the voice of the professional dance sector in Canada and promotes a healthy, sustainable environment in which professional dance practice can grow and thrive. Through conferences, workshops, and networking events we connect the dance community from coast to coast, building a cohesive and dynamic milieu.

CanDance : Network of Dance Presenters : CanDance are Canada’s national network supporting the creation and distribution of contemporary dance. Our 46 members across the country are professional dance presenters. Members cooperate on commissioning and touring projects, showcases and professional development.

DTRC : Dancer Transition Resource Centre : Founded in 1985, the DTRC is a national, charitable organization dedicated to helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers. DTRC also operates as a resource centre for the dance community and general public and support activities that improve the socioeconomic conditions of artists across the country.

RQD : Regroupement québécois de la danse : RQD is is a non-profit association, active at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, that represents and defends the interests of over 500 dance professionals. Founded in 1984 in response to the Québec dance community’s need for a common voice, the RQD represents all stakeholders in professional dance: performers, choreographers, teachers, researchers, rehearsal directors, cultural workers, specialized presenters, dance companies, professional dance schools and service organizations.

Studio 303 : Studio 303 supports live art, prioritizing the development of emerging practices in contemporary dance and interdisciplinary performance.

Film & Television

ACPQ : Association des cinémas parallèles du Québec : La mission, la raison d’être, de l’Association des cinémas parallèles du Québec (ACPQ) représente l’énoncé des valeurs auxquelles elle adhère et se définit de la façon suivante : Regrouper les organisations du cinéma non commercial du Québec dans le but de promouvoir auprès des Québécois la culture cinématographique et de développer une activité de loisir cinématographique diversifiée et de qualité.  — The mission, the raison d’être, of ACPQ is to consolidate non-commercial cinema organizations in Quebec with the aim of promoting film culture to Quebecers and developing a diversified and quality cinematic entertainment activity.

ACTRA : Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists : ACTRA is the union of more than 23,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada including TV, film, radio and digital media. Performers who work ACTRA have access to a full range of health benefits provided by ACTRA Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS).

AQPM : Association Québécoise De La Production Médiatique : L’AQPM conseille, représente et accompagne les entreprises de production indépendante en Cinéma, en Télévision et en Web.  —  APQM advises, represents and accompanies independent film, television and Web production corporations whose productions, both French and English, are recognized in Quebec and at the international level.

AQTIS : Alliance québécoise des techniciens et techniciennes de l’image et du sonAlliance of Image and Sound Technicians : AQTIS represents some 6200 freelance professionals in more than 134 trades associated with the design, planning, set-up or creation of audiovisual productions.

DGC-QC : Directors Guild of Canada : DGC-QC represents more than 500 members working in occupations that cover a broad range of film and television production, both at the artistic and logistical levels.

DOC Quebec : Documentary Organization of Canada : DOC is a non-partisan, non-profit membership-driven organisation. DOC represents more than 650 independent documentary filmmakers across Canada who participate in one of the six Local Chapters. The mandate of DOC is to promote documentaries and the filmmakers who make them through professional development, mentorship programs, networking events both on a local and national level, as to provide a national voice in lobbying.

IATSE 514 (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) : IATSE 514 is a Quebec union representing more than 1,900 technicians of the motion picture industry and is part of the larger IATSE family, the most important labour organization in the entertainment industry in all of North America. Members are professionals involved in almost every aspect of filmmaking: construction, costume, decoration, greens, grip, hairdressing, health & safety, lighting, logistics, make-up, mechanical special effects, painting, post-production, property, script, sculpting and moulding, sound, transportation and weapons.

Les Films de l’Autre : Les Films de l’Autre est un centre d’artistes dont la mission est de soutenir la recherche formelle et la liberté de création en cinéma indépendant et de favoriser l’émergence de voix fortes, originales et diversifiées. L’organisme occupe une place unique dans le paysage cinématographique québécois en regroupant des cinéastes qui agissent à la fois comme producteur et réalisateur de leurs oeuvres.  Les Films de l’Autre is an artist-run center whose mission is to support formal research and the freedom of creation in independent cinema and to encourage the emergence of strong, original and diversified voices. The organization occupies a unique place in the Quebec film landscape by bringing together filmmakers who act both as producers and directors of their works.

MFG : Montreal Film Group : MFG’s mission is to bring together like-minded film and TV industry folks who are eager to be part of a thriving – and growing – community. To do this, MFG promotes community and learning through their website and film/TV networking events around the city of Montreal.

MIBFF : Montreal International Black Film Festival : The MIBFF was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a not-for-profit, professional arts organization dedicated to education in the arts and to supporting the creation, promotion and showcase of Canadian and international cinema, art and culture. The goal of MIBFF is to bring audiences the most beautiful and the most amazing new Black films, while creating a space to debate major cultural, social and socio-economic issues.

NFB : National Film Board of Canada : The NFB is Canada’s public film and digital media producer and distributor. An agency of the Government of Canada, the NFB produces and distributes documentary films, animation, web documentaries, and alternative dramas.

QFTC : Quebec Film & Television Council : The QFTC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the development of Quebec’s competitiveness as a world-class film and television production centre.

UDA : Union des artistes du Québec : UDA is a Quebec-based labour organization representing stage, television, radio and film performers in French-language media in Canada (the English language labour organization is ACTRA).

Literature & Publishing

ACP : Association of Canadian Publishers : The ACP represents approximately 115 Canadian-owned and controlled book publishers from across the country.

AELAQ : Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec : AEQLAQ is a not-for-profit organization that advances the publication, distribution, and promotion of English-language books from Quebec.

AICW : Association of Italian Canadian Writers : AICW brings together a community of writers, critics, academics, and other artists who promote Italian Canadian literature and culture

Blue Metropolis Foundation : Blue Metropolis Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997 that brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing, and encourages creativity and intercultural understanding. The Foundation produces an Annual Literary Festival of international calibre and offers a wide range of educational and social programs year-round, both in classrooms and online.

CWILA : Canadian Woman in the Literary Arts : CWILA is an inclusive national literary organization for people who share feminist values and see the importance of gender equity in Canadian literary culture.

League of Canadian Poets : Established in 1966, the League of Canadian Poets is a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, engaging, and promoting poets and poetry in Canada.

LPG : Literary Press Group : The Literary Press Group of Canada (LPG) is a not-for-profit association of Canadian literary book publishers. The LPG helps member publishers sell, distribute, and market their books to booksellers, libraries, institutions, as well as directly to readers.

Maison de la Poesie : La Maison de la poésie de Montréal est un organisme à but non lucratif réunissant des poètes, des chercheurs et des éditeurs. Elle a pour mission de promouvoir la poésie québécoise, autant au Québec qu’à l’étranger.  —  The Montreal House of Poetry is a non-profit organization that brings together poets, researchers and publishers. Its mission is to promote Quebec poetry, both in Quebec and abroad.

mRb : The Montreal Review of Books : The Montreal Review of Books is a free, nationally distributed journal of reviews, features, and essays on English-language books by Quebec writers and publishers. The mRb covers literature, non-fiction, poetry, memoirs, history, graphic novels, children’s books, and more.

PEN Canada : PEN Canada is a nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right, at home and abroad. PEN Canada promotes literature, fights censorship, helps free persecuted writers from prison, and assists writers living in exile in Canada.

PWAC : Professional Writers Association of Canada : For 40 years, the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) has sought to protect the interests of Canada’s freelance writing community. The Quebec chapter of PWAC is home to a diverse group of award-winning journalists, authors, writers, editors and translators of all kinds.

Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) : The Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) is playing an increasingly prominent role in the life of the Quebec English-language literary community as an arts presenter and professional and community educator, as well as the representative of Quebec’s English-language writers.

The Writers Union of Canada : The Writers’ Union of Canada is the national organization of professionally published book authors. Now over 2,100 members strong, the Union was founded in 1973 to work with governments, publishers, booksellers, and readers to improve the conditions of Canadian writers.

Union des ecrivaines et des ecrivains quebecois (UNEQ) : Depuis plus de 40 ans, l’Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ) travaille à la promotion et à la diffusion de la littérature québécoise, au Québec, au Canada et à l’étranger, de même qu’à la défense des droits socio-économiques des écrivains.  —  For more than 40 years, the Union of Quebec Writers and Writers (UNEQ) has been working to promote and disseminate Quebec literature, in Quebec, in Canada and abroad, as well as to defend socio-economic rights of writers.

WGC : Writers’ Guild of Canada : WGC represents more than 2,200 professional English-language screenwriters in Canada, creators of entertainment watched around the world.

Writers’ Coalition Program : Health insurance, a service of the Actra Fraternal Benefit Society.

Digital & New Media

articule : articule is an open-access artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of a broad range of contemporary art practices. Through their various programming channels, articule strives for artistic excellence, interdisciplinarity and social engagement.

CQAM : Le Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques : Founded on June 19th 1998, CQAM is the only media arts advocacy organisation in Quebec welcoming professional independent artists*, cultural workers, emerging artists and artist-run centres devoted to media arts as members.

Eastern Bloc :  Since 2007, Eastern Bloc has been at the forefront of digital art dissemination, promotion and production in Quebec. The vision at Eastern Bloc is to explore and push the creative boundaries situated at the intersection of art, technology, and science, as well as all other emerging digital practices.

IMAA / AAMI : Independent Media Arts Alliance : The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) is a member-driven non-profit national organization working to advance and strengthen the media arts community in Canada. Representing over 100 independent film, video, audio, and new media production, distribution, and exhibition organizations in all parts of the country, the IMAA serves over 16,000 independent media artists and cultural workers.

FIAM / IFMA : International Federation of Multimedia Associations : FIAM/IFMA is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), established in Montreal, Canada in 1997. FIAM’s mission is to develop a global networking platform for professional organizations, industrial associations, chambers of commerce, financial organizations, research and educational institutes, manufactures, traders and services providers in multimedia, internet and digital media industry.

Mai (Montréal Arts Interculturels) : Neither an institution nor an artist-run centre, MAI is often referred to as that strange beast for its multifaceted modus operandi and mandate specificity: an inclusionary, pluricultural, pluridisciplinary presenter also operating an artist-driven mentorship program, and the conveyor of an annual community exchange/public development program entitled Public +.

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) : New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, formerly based in Toronto but now in South River ON, that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. NAISA operates the NAISA North Media Arts Centre, located in the centre of the village of South River at 106 Ottawa Ave., a short distance from Algonquin Park, at the building formerly known as Renée’s Café and Bean There Café.

Oboro : Founded with the conviction that living transcultural artistic experiences contribute to the betterment of humankind, OBORO is an artist centre that favours the development of art practices locally, nationally and internationally. OBORO’s sphere of activity encompasses visual and media arts, performing arts, new technologies and emerging practices.

Participatory Media Cluster : Participatory Media is a hub for research-creation work and co-design that is concerned with questions of social justice and accessibility. We are committed tinkerers and makers who develop prototypes, devices, workshops and outreach events that bring people together through participatory methods in creation, discussion and dissemination. The cluster is also home to the alternative scholarly publication platform Wi Journal of Mobile Media.

Réseau Art Actuel : Réseau Art Actuel est un portail dédié à la promotion de l’art actuel et contemporain et à la multiplicité des activités et pratiques d’un réseau riche et diversifié.

SenseLab : Based in Montreal, the SenseLab is an international network of artists and academics, writers and makers, from a wide diversity of fields, working together at the crossroads of philosophy, art, and activism. The SenseLab has adopted the term “research-creation” to describe its activities, with the goal of fundamentally rethinking “theory” and “practice” in a way that overcomes the all-too-common antagonism between the two.

Studio XX : Founded in 1996, Studio XX is a bilingual feminist artist-run centre that supports technological experimentation, creation and critical reflection in media arts. XX assists in the independent production and diffusion of art created by artists who identify as women, queer, trans, and gender fluid in the field of contemporary technological practices.

Music & Sound

ACTRA : Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists : ACTRA is the union of more than 23,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada including TV, film, radio and digital media. Performers who work ACTRA have access to a full range of health benefits provided by ACTRA Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS).

AQTIS : Alliance québécoise des techniciens et techniciennes de l’image et du sonAlliance of Image and Sound Technicians : AQTIS represents some 6200 freelance professionals in more than 134 trades associated with the design, planning, set-up or creation of audiovisual productions.

CAMMAC : Canadian Amateur Musicians, Musiciens amateurs du Canada : In addition to its Music Centre in the Laurentians, CAMMAC has a presence in the Ottawa-Gatineau, Toronto, and Montreal regions, where an array of musical activities are offered—ranging from concerts, to sight readings, and more—to the delight of music lovers. Every year, the Music Centre beckons participants from all over the world to spend time at its music camp in the Laurentians, spanning seven weeks in the summer, as well as offering a variety of stays during the year, to families, couples, and individuals of all ages.

CMC : The Canadian Music Centre : Since 1959, CMC has been proudly supporting, preserving and promoting the works of Canadian composers. Not only does CMC maintains an extensive archive of scores and works of Canadian composers, and also strives to make it easily accessible through their lending library, publishing house and repertoire consultation service.

Code d’accès : The concert society Codes d’accès is an organization entirely dedicated to promoting emerging artists in new music. Its mandate is to allow young composers, performers and arts administrators who wish to work in the milieu to obtain their first professional experiences. The organization fulfills its mission by producing innovative, original concerts and events which represent, and will always represent, new trends in music creation.

CQM : Conseil Québécois de la Musique : The CQM promotes cohesion, recognition, development and defence of the interests of the Québec music environment. CQM representational activities strive to promote discipline to government authorities as well as local, national and international communities.

FAMEQ : La Fédération des Associations de Musiciens Éducateurs du Québec : Créée en 1967, la FAMEQ regroupe des associations régionales représentant les musiciens éducateurs du Québec. Sa mission est de “promouvoir et soutenir l’éducation musicale sous toutes ses formes comme un élément essentiel de culture et d’enrichissement individuel et collectif”.

FIM : Fédération Internationale des Musiciens : The International Federation of Musicians, founded in 1948, is the international organisation for musicians’ unions and equivalent representative organisations. It is now counting about 70 members in 60 countries throughout the world.

GMMQ : Quebec Musicians’ Guild : La Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) a pour mission de faire reconnaitre la valeur de la musique ainsi que la contribution indispensable des musiciens professionnels à la société en représentant et en défendant leurs intérêts artistiques, sociaux et économiques. Pour y parvenir, elle négocie des ententes collectives et met à la disposition de ses membres un contrat-type d’engagement.

Le Vivier : Comprising 50 members and organisations, Le Vivier is a community initiative. Its mission is to facilitate the development of new music, and offering through presentation of quality works, an open door to culture. Le Vivier’s top mandate is to produce and circulate new music. Le Vivier favours creativity, research, and innovation in terms of local, national, or international repertoire. Each season, Le Vivier programs a selection of concerts showcasing the richness and effervescence of our creators.

SMCQ : Societe Musique Contemporaine du Quebec : With its concerts, its Homage Series, its Montreal/New Music International Festival (MNM), its youth-music programme, radio broadcasts, North American and European tours, a competition for composers, and more than twenty full-length recordings, the work of the SMCQ has resulted in a fertile breeding ground for new works of art, commissions, and masterful performances of contemporary music “classics”.

SOCAN : The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada : As Canada’s largest rights management organization, SOCAN connects more than four million creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada alone. More than 150,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and visual artists are SOCAN direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are licensed to play music across the country. SOCAN issues licenses for the performance and reproduction of music as well as for the reproduction of visual art.

SPACQ : La Société Professionnelle des Auteurs et des Compositeurs du Québec : La Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec est une association qui représente les intérêts moraux, économiques et professionnels des auteurs de chansons francophones à travers le Canada et de tous les compositeurs de musique au Québec.

UDA : Union des artistes du Québec : UDA is a Quebec-based labour organization representing stage, television, radio and film performers in French-language media in Canada (the English language labour organization is ACTRA).

Performance Art & Theatre

AQM : Association québécoise des marionnettistes : Founded in 1981, the Association québécoise des marionnettistes (AQM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the recognition and development of the puppetry arts. It brings together practitioners, companies and professional artists in the field, as well as cultural organizations and all those interested in the puppetry arts.

CQT : Conseil Quebecois De Theatre : En 2018-2019, le CQT souligne ses 35 ans au service de la communauté théâtrale. Découvrez ou souvenez-vous des grands dossiers et des enjeux pour lesquels le CQT a livré bataille ainsi que des grandes causes gagnées.

FQTA : Fédération québécoise du théâtre amateur : La Fédération Québécoise du Théâtre amateur a été fondée en 1958 à Montréal par monsieur Guy Beaulne, alors directeur général du Grand Théâtre de Québec et membre de l’ordre du Québec et du Canada. Jusqu’en 1972, on connaissait la Fédération sous l’appellation d’Association canadienne du Théâtre Amateur (ACTA) puis elle devint l’Association Québécoise du Jeune théâtre (AQJT). C’est en 1986 qu’un changement d’orientation lui valut le nom d’Association Québécoise du Théâtre Amateur (AQTA). Après sa restructuration en 1995, elle prend officiellement le nom de Fédération Québécoise du Théâtre Amateur (FQTA).

PGC : Playwright’s Guild of Canada : As a national arts service organization, PGC offers over twenty-five programs that promote and protect playwrights. Through this work, they also provide many opportunities for the public to access, explore, and enjoy the work of playwrights.

PACT : Professional Associations of Canadian Theatres : PACT is a member-driven organization of professional Canadian theatres which serves as the collective voice of its members. For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work.

QDF : Quebec Drama Federation : The Quebec Drama Federation exists to support English-language theatre companies, artists and their artistic expressions in Quebec. This support manifests itself through leadership, collaborations with partners and stakeholders in the community, promotion of the artists and companies, professional development and identification of the role of theatre in the community at large. It also provides resources and means through which success and recognition of English-language theatre companies and artists in Quebec, to the rest of Canada and on an international scale, is achieved.

UDA : Union des artistes du Québec : UDA is a Quebec-based labour organization representing stage, television, radio and film performers in French-language media in Canada (the English language labour organization is ACTRA).

Visual Arts

Akimbo : Akimbo is a Toronto-based company that promotes contemporary visual art, video, new media and film locally, nationally and internationally via the internet, mobile and social. Established in November 1999, Akimbo has built a large and dedicated subscriber and reader base of Canadian and international visual arts professionals along with a client base of hundreds of the country’s most important galleries, museums, art institutions, and media, film and video festivals.

Art Souterrain : Art Souterrain is a non profit organization which aims to provide a wider accessibility to contemporary art since 2009. With the will to demystify the artistic process and artworks, the organization implements long term initiatives to cultivate an understanding and to create a bound between an artwork and its audience.

Atelier Circulaire : Atelier Circulaire is an artist center dedicated to excellence in the production, research, education and dissemination of printed art. It aims to preserve and teach traditional engraving techniques while integrating new technologies and contemporary practices related to the printed art.

Conseil des métiers d’art du Quebec : From time immemorial people have created functional pieces, works of art and one-of-a-kind products from any kind of material. To ensure that these artists are properly represented under the Act Respecting the Professional Status of Artists in the Visual Arts, Arts and Crafts and Literature, and Their Contracts with Promoters (Act S-32.01), the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec (CMAQ)was officially formed in 1989. Today, nearly 1,000 professional artists and artisans from across Quebec benefit from the association’s services.

FCA : Federation of Canadian Artists : The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) is a registered charity founded in 1941. The mission of the FCA is to advance the knowledge and appreciation of art and culture to all Canadians, offering education, exhibition and communication in the Visual Arts, and to support and promote emerging to professional member artists.

Illustration Québec : Illustration Québec is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 whose mission is to bring together and to support illustrators, as well as to promote and publicize illustration.

RAAV : Regroupement des Artistes en Arts Visuels du Quebec : Les arts visuels englobent les pratiques dites plus « traditionnelles » telles que la peinture, la sculpture, la gravure, les arts textiles, en y intégrant la photographie d’art (analogique et numérique), l’illustration, la performance, la vidéo d’art, mais aussi les nouvelles pratiques artistiques comme les arts numériques (images fixes et mobiles) et médiatiques.

SAVAC : South Asian Visual Arts Centre : SAVAC is a non-profit, artist-run centre in Canada dedicated to increasing the visibility of culturally diverse artists by curating and exhibiting their work, providing mentorship, facilitating professional development and creating a community for our artists. SAVAC was founded to be an organization staffed by people of colour, committed to support the work of artists of colour.

VRSC: The Visual Researchers’ Society of Canada : The Visual Researchers’ Society of Canada (VRSC/ARAC) is a professional organization of researchers experienced in sourcing and clearing footage and still imagery for use in any kind of media. Founded in 2005, the VRSC has almost 100 members across the country who work on projects for clients around the globe.

Women’s Art Society of Montreal :  The Women’s Art Society of Montreal was founded in 1894 by two Montreal women, Mary Martha Phillips and Mrs. James H. Peck (nee Mary Alice Skelton), with the goal of integrating women into the art world at a time in history when women had few rights and were relegated to other roles.

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