Mandate & History


Since 2007, Eastern Bloc has been at the forefront of digital art dissemination, promotion and production in Quebec. The vision at Eastern Bloc is to explore and push the creative boundaries situated at the intersection of art, technology, and science, as well as all other emerging digital practices. Hybrid processes and new modes of production are at the core of the centre’s mandate, as is to support the work of emerging artists by providing them with an exchange platform with more established artists, through initiatives of a local and international scale. Eastern Bloc promotes audience participation, technological democratization, and the utilization of urban space via public intervention projects. Innovative in its nature, Eastern Bloc, through emerging artistic and technological practices, continues to advance a critical stance with regards to these many evolutions.

Eastern Bloc is a member of :
the Regroupement des centres d’artiste autogéré du Québec , the Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques , the Independent Media Arts Alliance and Culture Montréal.


  • 10 years activities 
  • 85 workshops
  • 15 exhibitions 
  • 30 Data : Salon
  • 9 editions of the Sight & Sound Festival
  • 1 600 visitors to our Festival
  • 19 artists in residency
  • 75 special events & collaborations
  • 23 345 website visitors per year 
  • 5 430 Facebook followers 
  • 2 371 Twitter followers  
  • 1 796 Instagram followers 
  • 60-70 members per year 
  • 5 employees 
  • Over 30 trainees and volunteers per year 
  • Since 2007, we have supported more than 1000 emerging artists!!!


  • Finalist for the Grand prize of Conseil des arts de Montréal in the « digital art » catagory (2011)
  • Second Prize in social economy given by CRÉ de Montréal (2011)
  • Prix de la relève - Caisse de la culture of Conseil des arts de Montréal (2012)