Art Matters is a student-run festival that celebrates the vitality of Concordia University’s multidisciplinary artistic community. The festival promotes the emerging talent at Concordia by developing working relationships with creative institutions, galleries and artist run centers throughout Montréal. Since its inception in 2000, the annual festival has proudly exhibited art produced by Concordia students in the fields of visual art, design, cinema, dance, music, spoken word and theater. The 14th edition of the Art Matters festival will take place from March 7th to 21st and it will feature two weeks of exhibitions organized and curated by Concordia students in venues throughout Montréal as well as an opening party, artist discussions, vernissages and an open house weekend.
Saturday, March 15th – OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, March 22 – CLOSING PARTY location TBA
Art Matters Festival
VA038, 1395 Rene Levesque Blvd. Ouest
514-848-2424 x 5011
Art Matters Festival operates with funding from fee-levies. Each Concordia undergraduate student contributes 0.30 cents per credit in the Fine Arts faculty and 0.08 cents per credit from all other faculties. Contributing to the Art Matters fee-levy allows you to participate as a coordinator, executive, curator, artist or member of the Board of Directors.
If you wish to opt-out of the Art Matters fee-levy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Note: in order to opt-out please contact and create an appointment with Art Matters held within the two weeks following the withdrawal without tuition refund date for the current semester.
In The Year 2000, five Concordia Fine Arts students saw the need for students to have access to opportunities to exhibit their work to their peers and to the public. The result was Art Matters. Now in its fourteenth year, Art Matters continues to offer itself as a context for fine arts students across all departments to work together in creating two weeks of student art in professional venues throughout Montreal.
After over a decade of success, the Art Matters Festival has established itself as the largest student run festival of its kind in North America. Past exhibitions and events have taken place at Musée d’Art Contemporain, The Darling Foundry, Eastern Bloc and Les Territoires.
We thank the Julie Fowler, Ruthie Sumiko Tabata, Yael Wand, Michael Golden and Declan O’Driscoll for taking the initiative in building what has become a central aspect of Concordia’s Fine Arts Department.
Art Matters is a festival of fine arts that celebrates and supports the developing talent housed at Concordia University with the aim to provide emerging artists and curators with practical skills and tools to promote their art.
Art Matters is created by the students of Concordia University for the community at large.
Art Matters aims to develop communication between all departments within the Faculty of Fine Arts.
Art Matters welcomes the artistic participation of any undergraduate Concordia University student.
Art Matters respects and promotes innovations and expressions of art in all disciplines.
Art Matters encourages diversity and is open to all art forms in any language.
Art Matters brings the emerging and the established together.
Art Matters is a festival that creates an atmosphere of celebration in artistic expression, exploration and collaboration.
Art Matters makes it known that art matters.
Eastern Bloc – http://www.easternbloc.ca
Espace Cercle Carré – http://www.cerclecarre.coop
Studio XX - http://www.studioxx.org
Width; 700 px - http://700gallery.tumblr.com
Rats 9 – http://rats9.com
Sala Rossa - https://www.facebook.com/casasala
Galerie Carte Blanche – http://galeriecarteblanche.com
Espace Projet - http://www.espaceprojet.net
The VAV Gallery - http://vavgallery.concordia.ca
Galerie Espace - http://www.galerie-espace.ca
Mainline Theater – http://www.mainlinetheatre.ca
Coey Kerr | Outreach Coordinator | email@example.com
Ellen Belshaw | Exhibitions Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Misca Birklein-Lagassé | Internal & Special Events Coordinator | email@example.com
Julian Garcia | Graphic & Web Design | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugo Dufour | Media Relations & Translation | email@example.com
Kevin Leung-Lo | Technical Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mathieu Lambert | Technical Coordinator | email@example.com
Terrance Richard | Volunteer Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Zuuring | Web Development
Sarah Cronshaw | Transportation
Tess Roby | Photographer
Natalia Lara Diaz-Berrio | Photographer
Ashlee Griffiths | Copy Editor
Laurent Viau-Lapointe | Mainline Theatre for Nuit Blanche
Zoe Wonfor & Christina Bell | Z Art Space
Katerina Korola | Eastern Bloc
Anne-Marie Trépannier & Mégane Voghell | Studio XX & Width; 700px
Eli Kerr | Galerie Carte Blanche
Peter Shaw | Galerie Carte Blanche
Kristen Ahmad-Gawel | Espace Cercle Carré
Louis Thompson-Amadei | VAV Gallery
Anne Bertrand | Espace Projet
Braden Scott | Rats 9
Claudia Edwards & Emma Campbell | Yellowfish Art Gallery
Pascale Yensen & Sophia Wright | La Sala Rossa
Vincent Viezzer | Galerie Espace
Board of Directors
Christopher Spears, Chair
Lisa Mayes, Albane Morawski, Clinton Glenn, Kara Stern, Edwin Isford, Terrance Richard, Claudia Edwards, Tess Roby, Hugo Dufour & Hannah Kellet