The special activities programming is out!

The 21st Journées de la culture have a lot to offer ! Among which a serie of activities combining digital and cultural heritage, the feature discipline in 2017. These activities will tale place througho alliant parfaitement le numérique et la thématique à l’honneur, le patrimoine culturel, seront offertes à travers le Québec. 

  •  13 virtual reality short movies will be presented in 9 cities throughout Quebec 
  •  D-Code will introduce digital coding to 9- to 12-year-olds. This activity will take place in: Brossard, Gatineau, Québec and Sherbrooke.
  •  The Maker Fair in Brossard will enable participants to discover different kind of digital aspects 
  •  The Oh la LAB! Invites everybody to join in the fun! On the menu: virtual reality, 3D graphics, creative workshops and artists’ studio visit.
  •   The 2017 Journées Hackathons are taking place in Sherbrooke, Saguenay and Rouyn-Noranda
  •  On Friday, September 29th, the J'aime #MonPatrimoine activity invites high school students to exchange pictures and short texts related to cultural heritage on Twitter and Instagram

  •  This activity will extend to the general public on Saturday September 30th with #Atelier1903 activity, that will also take place on Twitter  

  • Dansons Montréal invites one and all to dance! On the Esplanade, ten groups from here but representing countries all around the world will present an anthology of traditional dances. This participatory show will also feature an electronic music DJ/composer that will remix traditional music.

The Journées de la Culture also invites everyone to submit his or her traditional recipes, family stories and archival photos through a big participative edition project. 


The 21st edition of the Journées de la Culture benefits from the unwavering support of its long-time partners, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and Hydro-Québec. Its affiliated partners, La Coop fédérée and Bell, actively contribute to the event’s continued success. We are also pleased to count on the support of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the Centrale des syndicats du Québec, the Confédération des syndicats nationaux, RBC and SODEC, as well as the collaboration of Télé-Québec’s Fabrique culturelle, the Union of Quebec Municipalities and the Les Arts et la Ville network.

Combining digital technology and cultural heritage, the Journées’ special programming is part of the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications’ Quebec Digital Culture Plan. We graciously thank Bell, our digital partner, the Caisse de la culture, Action patrimoine and the Conseil québécois du patrimoine vivant, as well as the Société de la Place des Arts, Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary, the Fondation de la Place des Arts, the City of Brossard, the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Le Moulin à Cie and La Fabrique. And last but not least, our collaborators: Le Livart, MontVR, the National Film Board (NFB), École Branchée, Hugo, Le Récit, Episode Agency, Kids code Jeunesse, Mouvement Art Mobile, Techno Culture Club, Double Corde Montréal and Folklore.