International France-Québec Partnership 2015-2019
Networking lies at the heart of Rencontres activities. Through it, our aim is to set up creation and exhibition platforms serving artists and contemporary creativity. It is in that perspective that we collaborate with France and that we are currently laying the groundwork for future collaborations with other countries.
TERRITOIRES IMPRIMÉS is an international artistic-exchange program initiated in 2015 by Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie and Diaphane – Pôle photographique en Picardie. It focuses on international exploration and dissemination by offering a unique program of exchange residencies and exhibits. In 2017 the program was enhanced by a third component devoted to publications.
TERRITOIRES IMPRIMÉS combines the strengths of the two partners, expands their dissemination networks and facilitates artist movement in order to develop new tools in the service of artists and of contemporary creation. Through these joint actions, Rencontres and Diaphane – resolutely committed to current creation and to its standing overseas – carry out one-of-a-kind initiatives in their respective regions while at the same time working towards a new, shared artistic space.
A collaboration between Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie and the Conseil Général de la Vendée, France, allows photographers from Québec and France to do research and creative residencies in Vendée or in the Gaspé, and then exhibit their work there.