Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 01, 2016 18:00 ET

Major Electronic Music and Digital Arts Event in the Quartier des Spectacles

The Government of Canada supports the MUTEK festival

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 1, 2016) - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $35,000 in support for the 17th MUTEK festival, which is taking place from June 1 to 5, 2016, at different public venues in downtown Montréal.

Thanks to this funding, provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, residents of Montréal will enjoy electronic music concerts and discover state-of-the-art audiovisual creations.

Quick Facts

  • The 17th MUTEK festival will feature nearly 100 well-known and emerging musicians exploring different electronic trends.
  • For five days, MUTEK will occupy several indoor and outdoor locations in the Quartier des spectacles to present a number of electronic music concerts and audiovisual performances. The festival will also offer a variety of daytime activities at the Phi Centre, including workshops and meetings with artists.
  • Around 30,000 art and music lovers are expected to take part in the festivities, which include free concerts on the Parterre du Quartier des spectacles and a series of original performances at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is proud to support an event that promotes the arts, creativity and innovation-which is what MUTEK does with its avant-garde programming."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"MUTEK will once again present a terrific program of performances with both Canadian and international content, emerging and established talent. We're proud to enrich Montréal's cultural landscape and help raise Canada's profile in the digital field."

-Alain Mongeau, General and Artistic Director, MUTEK

Associated Links

MUTEK

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    PCH.media-media.PCH@Canada.ca