A breath of fresh air


The Institut Français and France's Consulate in Québec joined forces with their partners on the Québec arts scene to introduce Frimas.

This multidisciplinary program, which featured literature, digital arts, visual arts and contemporary music, set its sights on no less than a comprehensive overview of contemporary French arts. 

The project focuses on the exchange of ideas, which fosters the new artistic forms while ensuring their support and recognition. The inaugural dialogue between French and Québec artists was particularly rewarding. The thirty partners included the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), Agora de la danse, Art souterrain, Centre Phi, Cinars, Montréal Complètement Cirque, Osheaga, Théâtre du nouveau monde (TNM) and Usine C.

Among the fifty or so French artists and groups taking part were Arthur H, Thomas Fersen, Olivier Ciappa and Sébastien Léger. This new event is sure to become an inspiring culture-sharing paradigm.