Culture is at the heart of the Quebec/Wallonia-Brussels relations. Numerous artists and professionals from the cultural sector of Quebec and Wallonia-Brussels cross the ocean each year to give performances, participate in fairs, showcases, festivals as well as in professional meetings, in disciplines such as: literature, music, dance, theatre, cinema, digital arts, comics, visual and sound arts. The Wallonia-Brussels General Delegation in Quebec participates in the development of these exchanges and partnerships as well as in the promotion of artists from Wallonia-Brussels in Quebec.
At the institutional level, cultural collaborations between Quebec and Wallonia-Brussels are structured mainly around the following programs:
The Permanent Joint Commission, one of which main fields is culture.
The cross-residency programs of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Calq).
The Rapsat-Lelièvre Prize. (music prize)
The Youth Literature Prize. *
* Please note that these two prizes are currently being revised.
You are interested in developing cultural collaborations with Quebec?
Discover the different types of financial support offered by WBI to artists and non-profit organisations from Wallonia-Brussels wishing to travel to Quebec and develop collaborations here.