During the past two decades, an English-speaking arts community has become increasingly visible in Quebec, with major international recognition for such artists as Arcade Fire, Louise Penny, and Jay Baruchel. New faces are also popping up in visual arts, dance and theatre, coming from Montreal, the Eastern Townships, the Laurentians and other regions. Made au Québec offers a good place to begin discovering their work.
It also offers a flexible understanding of who is an English-speaker or who is a Quebecker. Many Quebec artists speak, create, play, write, work, and live in several languages. They come in all varieties: old-timers, newcomers, unilinguals, multilinguals, and people who transcend categories. Made au Québec is proof that this community’s vast creativity is worth celebrating.
Explore the latest media coverage of the province's English arts community
Alice Zorn's second novel Five Roses draws on the rich history of Montreal, from Pointe-Saint-Charles to the St. Lawrence to the Lachine Canal.
Cult MTL covers free concerts in the city's North end, featuring local musicians Gotta Acoustik, The Pickin’ Party Bluegrass Band, Gabriel Godbout-Castonguay, and more!
Centre Clark held a retrospective for Montreal artist Mathieu Lefèvre; combining a showcase of the late artist's work with a memorial.
Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival launches another year of international films, proving that it has a permanent place in the busy festival season of the city.
Explore the latest creativity from the province's English arts community
Catch a sneak-peak of the Chocolate Moose Company's Fringe show Plays by Kids, featuring plays written by kids but performed by adults.
Montreal musician Patrick Krief of The Dears branches out with his first solo album Automanic.
Montreal's music collective "Oh Hi" have released a compilation record featuring Tamara Sandor, Saxyndrum and more.
After a long hiatus, Wolf Parade debut a medley of new songs on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert".