Frequently asked Questions
Three days of free activities open to everyone that are intended to promote greater access to arts and culture. The activities are interactive and must allow participants to explore the creative process and the skills and know-how involved in artistic and cultural pursuits.
As proclaimed by the National Assembly, the Journées de la culture take place every year on the last Friday of September and the two days thereafter, everywhere in Quebec.
Professional artists, artisans and cultural workers, business people, teachers, community workers, and municipal and government employees of all ethnicities. Be part of the action! Organize one or more activities in your community to highlight arts and culture.
Everybody! People of all ages and life styles, from all walks of life and from every region: everyone is invited to participate in the Journées de la culture.
Yes. Arts and culture belong to everyone. During the Journées de la culture, everyone must be able to take advantage of the activities. So we encourage organizers to fairly compensate all professional artists involved in their activities.
Culture pour tous, an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to to develop accessible, inspiring and inclusive strategies and actions to promote awareness and appreciation of culture as an essential factor in the development and health of communities.
The proposed activities must be carried out by or with professional artists, artisans and cultural workers.
You are not from the arts and culture community? You can participate in the Journées by producing activities in collaboration with artists, artisans, organizations or cultural institutions. Develop new collaborations and participate in this national event!
No. Participation is voluntary. Our implementing partners do their own fundraising. However, recognizing the importance and essential nature of their work, we encourage fair compensation for all artists by the organizers who use their services.
By participating in the event, you…
- show your commitment to the arts and culture;
- contribute to the cultural influence of your community;
- create new collaborations and expand your network;
- reach new audiences;
- benefit from the event’s notoriety, its media coverage and its national promotional campaign;
- shine on the Web with our online programming.
All you have to do is to design and take charge of the complete realization of one or several activities.
Steps to registration :
- Register as an organizer
To register activities, you must create a profile on our site. Once registered, you will have access to all the features of your account, to the support tools created especially for you and to the organizer directory.
- Register the activity
Once logged into your profile, on the Dashboard page, click on the Register Activity button.
Ready to register? Follow this link.
Registration opens on June 1. For all important registration dates: Organize an activity – Journées de la culture (journeesdelaculture.qc.ca)
Registering before July 15 allows you to fully benefit from our promotional campaign.
In order to ensure the best visibility of your activities with the means at our disposal, a process of accompaniment of the partners, validation and classification of the program is necessary. By registering your activities as soon as possible, you give us the time necessary to ensure optimal visibility and discoverability.
Registration continues after July 15 until Friday, September 8, 2023.
No, only activities that take place between September 29 and October 1, the official dates of the event, can be included in the programming.
Originality is always desirable, but one of your regular activities can be included in the program if it meets all of our eligibility criteria and contains original elements (e.g.: a paying show is offered free of charge during the Journées; a permanent exhibition offers special guided tours on the occasion of the event; a previously presented activity is repeated or tested with another target audience, etc.).
All artistic disciplines are eligible, as well as arts and crafts, cultural leisure activities, scientific culture, heritage and history.
Types of activities: experimental workshop, talk, forum, conference, guided tour or walk, demonstration, performance, guided tour. The activities can take one of the following forms: discovery, initiation, creation, meeting, collective work, citizen participation, video mural activities, etc.
You can offer one or more activities, for one, two or three days.
View a list of all organizers and details of their respective activities in the Organizer Directory, which is located in the dashboard of your online profile. You can also use this tool to find examples of activities, develop new collaborations, create groupings and plan your activity schedule.
Circuits group together activities related to the same discipline or theme, or that are geographically close. Based on individual registrations, our programming team can group certain activities into circuits. We encourage you to create your own circuit, in collaboration with the organizers of your neighbourhood, city, region or MRC. Circuits are featured in a special section of the Journées website.
How can you do it?
By joining with other organizers, you can create a common event, or propose a circuit with a minimum of five activities.
Once you have defined the concept of your tour, register the activities on the site and contact us.
- A main street or public square hosts several activities during the event;
- Route des arts: artists or artisans from the city (or neighbouring cities) open their studios and welcome visitors;
- Some organizations get together to create activities around a theme or discipline;
- Several choirs offer to come and meet them and discover the different facets of choral singing through workshops, rehearsals, concerts or talks.
Ready to register?
It’s easy! Follow this link.