Vidéographe is an artist-run centre dedicated to the research and dissemination of moving image practices. This includes experimentations in video art, animation, digital arts, video essay, documentary, dance video and fiction. As well as promoting current works, we recognize the importance of making archival works accessible and introducing them to new audiences.
We realize this mission through the following activities:
- The international distribution of works at festivals and in museums, galleries, artist-run centres and other institutions;
- The programming of exhibitions and video programs throughout Quebec;
- Support for research and creation through residency programs and access to specialist equipment;
- Training courses and mentoring schemes for professional and emerging artists;
- Mediation and digital exploration programs for adolescents and young adults.
WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
Vidéographe’s collection – a treasure to be shared
Vidéographe preserves and disseminates more than 2,099 videos made from 1971 to the present day by more than 800 individuals. It is the largest collection of Quebecois videos and one of the largest of Canadian works. It sets itself apart for its combination of works by many renowned Canadian artists together with documentary and activist videos. Members of Vidéographe have documented strikes, protests, community initiatives, grassroots movements, general assemblies, and more, and have interviewed artists, cultural workers and thinkers. Its collection therefore reflects the history of video practices in Quebec and Canada, as well as the social and cultural movements that forge our society. Vidéographe ensures that these works are accessible to the public and is often the only place that they can be found.
The entire collection is digitized and accessible via the website vitheque.com. This site is entirely conceived, hosted and managed in Quebec and a percentage of its revenue is paid directly to artists.
By supporting our distribution and programming activities, you are contributing to the conservation of these works and their dissemination throughout Canada and internationally, to fair and equitable revenue to artists, and to the accessibility of our catalogue so that it can reach wide audiences.
Vidéographe, a vibrant hub for research, sharing and community
By supporting our residency and training programs, you are helping to foster experimentation, artistic research, and the creation of new works. You are also promoting artists’ professional development through the creation of networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
Finally, in lending your support to the mediation and digital exploration programs that we have established, you are helping us to share our passion with adolescents and young adults and, we hope, to inspire them to become artists themselves.
In order to continue to carry out our mission with vigour, we need your help. Your support is testimony to your renewed commitment to Vidéographe and to our shared values.
As Vidéographe is a recognized charity, tax receipts will be issued to you for all donations over $20.
HOW TO DONATE
We accept donations by cheque, cash, debit and credit cards, and paypal as well as via our page CanaDon. You can contact us by email at email@example.com or by telephone on (514) 521 2116 ext. 221.