The project

Artch is an initiative whose mission is to identify, educate and disseminate the work of emerging Quebec artists in contemporary art. Art Souterrain, the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Montréal Centre-Ville and Jack Marketing have come together to organize the first edition of Artch. 21 artists under the age of 35 were selected by a prestigious panel of judges from the field of visual arts, in collaboration with the Conseil des arts de Montréal. A 52-hour high-level training allows them to become artistic entrepreneurs. Artists are mentored by specialists regarding themes such as career management, copyright in the visual arts, business model building, the importance of networking, demystifying the dynamics of the art markets, art project funding, outreach communications, staging, etc. The Artch exhibition will be held outdoors at Dorchester Square, in the heart of downtown Montreal, from September 12th to September 15th, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 21 artists will exhibit their artwork in pop-up set-ups combining design, urbanism and architecture. There will be workshops, conferences and mediation.


Identify, support, educate and promote emerging contemporary art artists while creating ties with the visual arts community, the business community, new buyers and the general public.


Become a beacon for emerging artists in Montreal through identification, education and a can’t-miss contemporary art happening in Montreal.


  • Promote the outreach of emerging artists in contemporary art.
  • Create a springboard for budding talent in contemporary art.
  • Offer visibility and a sales platform to artists at the start of their career.
  • Democratize contemporary art for the general public.