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
Tim Kingsbury first solo album, Yeah You, and I, takes a different direction than Arcade Fire records, with loops, hooks, mischief and humour
Montreal-based visual artist Zahraa Sbaiti dons a hijab with a Fleur-de-lys in her self portrait "My Crown", bringing two identities together that are often pitted against one another.
Montreal-based independent synth-pop soul singer Caila Thompson-Hannant, better known as Mozart’s Sister, explores 90's rave pop, romanticism and positivity on her new record.
Quebec born Vanessa Labrie and Kathleen Glynn are shining a spotlight on Québec theatre in the United Kingdom through their theatre group, Trip & Guts.
Explore the latest creativity from the province's English arts community
Listen to Cry Baby by Montreal-based electro-pop band Venus, a song about musical, and emotional release, and dancing instead of skulking when things get dark.
Mixed-media visual artist Shanna Strauss is honouring the black women who have shaped the city's communities by immortalizing those women in wood, using photographs by Kevin Calixte and traditional...
Montreal animator Theodore Ushev has been toiling away at his craft for over 15 years and has 16 films to his credit received his first Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short.
Listen to the CBC q interview with Dear's guitarist, Patrick Krief about his double album, and the circumstances that prompted him to write 60 songs.