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
Formally known as Sugar Sammy, polyglot Côte-des-Neiges comedian Samir Khullar talks about his inspiration for his jokes drawn from the diversity of Quebec culture and separatism.
Read a Cyprus Mail interview with Montreal-raised singer-songwriter Katerine Duska.
Jean Beaudin is a Governor-General's Award laureate. He is a prolific Québécois film and TV director and interpreter of Quebec literature, born in Montreal in 1939.
Award-winning Montreal-based playwright and theatre artist Burcu Emeç talks to the QDF about her play in the St-Ambroise Fringe Festival.
Explore the latest creativity from the province's English arts community
The Link’s Scratch bloggers, focusing primarily on Montreal’s hip-hop artists, had the chance to sit down with recent Concordia University graduate Jason Voltaire.
Montreal-based four-piece TOPS soundtracks a love triangle in the charming video for "Further".
Watch Métis-Saulteaux-Polish artist Dayna Danger talk about her work and themes of intimacy, care, gender and sexuality to reclaim art as spaces of survivance and thrivance for Ind...
Arcade Fire Announce New Album Everything Now, release title track.