Rencontres and Diaphane, pôle photographique en Hauts-de-France launched an international artistic-exchange platform in 2015. It emphasizes international exploration and dissemination by offering a program of exchange residencies and exhibitions.

2015-2017: Gaspésie-Picardie pour la photographie

2017-2019: Territoires imprimés: exhibitions, publications and exchange residencies

2019-2021: Territoires numériques: exhibitions and residencies in digital arts.

2021-2022: Intersection of disciplines (literature, photo/video) and digital territories

2023-2025: Creation and dissemination platforms: cultural development in France and in Québec

Territoires imprimés: a magazine for 4 years of exchange residencies

Photo: Robert Charlotte




Our collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal began in 2021 and encourages artist travel between the two countries, in particular around a project involving exchange artist residencies.

Photo: Luana Rigolli


Galerie Écho 119

Rencontres initiated, in 2022, a collaboration with Galerie Écho 119 (Paris) that presents the work of recognized and emerging artists from all countries, most especially from Japan. Aiming to create creation and dissemination platforms between that country and Québec, the collaboration makes it possible among other things to develop exchange residencies on the two territories, to expand and strengthen the Québec-Japan cultural network by raising the profile of our artists overseas, and to raise our audiences’ awareness of photobooks by Japanese and Québec artists.

Photo: Chieko Shiraishi


International France-Québec Partnership

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 NUMÉRIQUES (formerly TERRITOIRES IMPRIMÉS) is an international artistic-exchange program initiated in 2015 by Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie and Diaphane, pôle photographique en Hauts-de-France.

TERRITOIRES NUMÉRIQUES 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.