20-40 cultural encounters Québec City–Montréal


The national capital took centre stage during the fifth annual Rencontres culturelles.

Each year, the Accès culture network invites artists from a city or region of Québec to present their work in Montréal. This past year, it was Québec City’s turn to impress Montrealers.

This program, which included eight exhibitions, 22 artists, seven maisons de la culture (Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Marie-Uguay, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Frontenac, Côte-des-Neiges, Plateau-Mont-Royal and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) and one cultural centre (Henri-Lemieux), helped Montréal art lovers discover—or rediscover—the work of the province’s visual artists.

And for the first time, Rencontres culturelles partnered with Festival du nouveau cinema to present a round-table discussion on the moving image.

The line-up also featured literature, dance, music and theatre, creating an exciting showcase of Québec artists across the island.

Every year since 2009, the Accès culture network has hosted artists from a city or region of Québec in order to foster creative dialogue and exceptional interactions.