January 24, 2014 — Montréal’s Digital Spring foregrounds the undeniable quality and diversity of the city’s digital arts scene. Showcasing creativity across the disciplines of science, industry, and art, it further strengthens the city’s position as one of the world's leading capitals in the field.
Hailed by some as the Montréal digital version of the Venice Biennale, the event serves to raise visibility of local artists and democratize emerging practices by engaging citizens in participatory activities. Over 3,000 rendezvous (both paid and free-of-charge) are planned across the city. In particular, MUTEK, the internationally renowned festival of digital creativity and electronic music, offers 150 events for the occasion. Other organizations and festivals involved include the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), C2-MTL, TechnoMontréal, the Festival TransAmériques, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), and the Goethe Institute.
An initiative of the Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) in partnership with 30 organizations linked to the digital arts, Digital Spring is the ideal platform for creators and pioneers to connect in the continually evolving sphere of digital creativity.