Event Festival – Call for projects 2021


Art Souterrain Festival showcases each year international contemporary art institutions, artists, and the architectural and cultural heritage of downtown Montreal’s underground city. As a unique contemporary art festival in North America, Art Souterrain aims to make art accessible to a wider audience by taking it out of it’s traditional exhibition spaces.

Call for projects

  • Read the Call for projects carefully and fill out both forms online to apply.
  • The application deadline is April 30th, 2020.
  • For your application, you will need : a short biography, a description of the work, a portrait of the artist and photos of the work.
  • Artists are invited to submit multiple projects.

Call for projects 2021

Artist’s Information Form

Artwork’s Information Form

For any questions contact us at candidature@artsouterrain.com

Current and upcoming activities



Are we at the dawn of a new era bringing into play the temporality of our time?

A collective reflection seems to be taking place and provokes an awareness of our limits. Could this be the reason for the multiplicity of shortcuts in our daily lives?

These temporal alternatives lead us to consider fleeting or unfinished activities as a new norm.

These changes then raise several questions. Has the long-term vision of time become a luxury or a weakness? Would the constant quantification of time, by its representation, and its transfer into monetary value, transform it into a tangible resource?

Superfluous interactions are multiplied and time must be saved at all costs for the benefit of immediate social interactions. The result: the creation of new behavioral reflexes resulting in ephemeral relationships.
Is time a new obstacle to human relationships or is it an inevitable development that we need to embrace?

In addition, the deadline of humanity announced by the scientific community is reminded daily and forces us to rethink the satisfaction of instant rewards. This observation brings us to consider a return to traditions.
The duality between the balance of man in his ecosystem and the pressure of our time consumption is an issue to which the artists of the 13th edition of the Art Souterrain festival will try to respond.



Contact us !

Art Souterrain
2020 Rue William, Montréal, QC H3J 1R8



Support our action

A permanent team works on the festival and the various projects every year and we offer internships and volunteering on different missions to help us in our mandate.