4 Ways to Get Your Art Fix at Concordia University
Montréal is Canada's cultural capital, and for good reason! Here are some of the cool things you can experience around campus.
Montréal is known as Canada's cultural capital, and Concordia University is no different. Artistic expression goes beyond the Faculty of Fine Arts, as students find ways to celebrate creativity in every field. Whether you want to get involved as an artist or spectator, let's look at where to see some art at Concordia.
Creating a space for artistic collaboration across the university, Art Matters is the largest student-run art festival in North America! For several weeks every March, the festival takes over art galleries across the city, offering a contemporary program of exhibitions, music, parties, performances, and talks. There's something for everyone, and best of all: it's free!
The walls always have something to say at the VAV Gallery, an exhibition space run by Concordia students. VAV is a place to experiment — people with all levels of experience are encouraged to participate. Shows rotate throughout the year, so get involved or check out the latest expo when you're downtown!
Concordia students have been running the silver screens of the Concordia Film Festival for over 50 years. In fact, they're the largest and oldest student-run film festival in North America! Check out their annual showcase of emerging filmmakers for the chance to discover the next indie darling — before the Oscars do.
Fiercely feminist, Yiara is an undergraduate magazine that encourages feminist dialogue on art and art history. Every year, students publish a physical issue and host a subsequent launch party in celebration of its essays, poetry, and photographs. They publish writing year-round on their website as well, showcasing fresh perspectives in the art world.
This is just a sample of the many options and opportunities in Montréal! Check out the city's arts and culture calendar for more events and festivities around town.
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