ABOUT

 

ELEKTRA PRESENTS AND PROMOTES WORKS

CREATED AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES, INSCRIBED IN THE LATEST AESTHETIC CURRENTS OF RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION.

The ELEKTRA International Digital Art Festival showcases audiovisual, immersive, participatory and/or robotic artistic performances since 1999.

The International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN). 

Created in 2012, the International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN) is a large exhibition featuring unique and innovative works at the intersections of new technologies and contemporary artistic creation.

The International Marketplace for Digital Art (MIAN)

is an annual professional gathering that is open to the public. Since 2007, the MIAN invites to Montreal some of the major actors of the international arts and digital cultures ecosystem.

TEAM

 

PERMANENT TEAM

ALAIN THIBAULT

ARTISTIC AND PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

MANUELLE FREIRE

GENERAL DIRECTOR

MARGAUX LACROIX

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

COLLABORATORS

 

STUDIO BAILLAT

DESIGN 

 

AMY DESCHÊNES

WEB

GRIDSPACE

PHOTOGRAPHER

* Website photo credits unless otherwise specified

VINCENT BRIE

ALAIN THIBAULT

STÉPHANE LANDRY 

DANIEL FORTIN

CAROLE BOUCHARD

CHANÈLE DUMONTIER 

MARTINE BLAIS

BOARD OF DIRECTION

We are grateful to all our partners, sponsors, collaborators, technicians and volunteers for their precious help. 

JOIN OUR TEAM

We are always looking for talented people to join our team. 

Send your resume and motivations to  Margaux@elektramontreal.ca

ECORESPONSABILITY

 

CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF HOLISTIC ACTIONS AND TO THE PROMOTION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY VALUES IS A KEY ELEMENT FOR THE ELEKTRA TEAM.

 

As a cultural institution focused on technologies and digital arts, and raising questions on their consequences, we think that it is of crucial importance to act as a leader with regard to environmental issues in all spheres of our organization.

 

ELEKTRA is proud to combine forces with the City of Montreal to implement the Sustainable Montréal 2016-2020 plan. Therefore, we are committed to bring change to the Montreal community :

  • Encourage the use of active transportation and public transit for employee travel;

  • Reduce, optimize and electrify the vehicle fleet;

  • Reduce and recover residual materials;

  • Support the development of local culture;
  • Make buildings universally accessible;

  • Fight waste;

  • Support access to healthful food and urban agriculture;

  • Integrate the principles of the circular economy into the organization’s business practices;

  • Adopt a socially responsible purchasing policy and/or criteria;

  • Support the development of a social and solidarity economy.

But concretely, what does it all mean?

 

Here are different actions that we have implemented in our organization and event activities :

Transport

  • Promoting cycling as a mode of transport, special partnership with BIXI for our festival-goers;

  • Promoting carpooling, parternship with AmigoExpress.

Consumption and waste

  • Employment of eco-friendly caterers (compostable utensils and cutlery, recyclable or reusable, vegetarian food only);

  • Removal of single-use water bottles.

Awareness and democratization of art

  • Cultural mediation activity, ELEKTRA Invites;

  • Educational workshop given to two school classes, #DATA Montréal;

  • Student fare;

  • Accessibility for persons with reduces mobility to all our locations;

  • Promotion of eco-responsible values to our cultural partners.

Tips for our festival-goers

Environmental and social issues are societal challenges, and it comes down to all of us to make difference collectively. Here are a few ways to integrate green and viable habits in our lives :

  • Choose a reusable bottle over plastic bottles;

  • Choose for a reusable coffee cup over disposable containers;

  • Transit with low GHG (greenhouse gas) options such as the metro, TéoTaxi, BIXI or your own bike;

  • Take the extra seconds to sort your trash and cigarette butts in the appropriate bins.

Thank you for contributing in making Montreal a sustainable, accessible and green cultural metropolis!

Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions, proposals or collaborations:

 

5445 de Gaspé Avenue

#104, Montreal 

QC, Canada H2T 3B2 

514-524-0208

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