Actions in your community


Whether you are in the city or in any region, and regardless of your profession in the arts, this day is yours: all it needs is to be animated by your personal or collective initiatives.

The Journée sans culture is an opportunity to come together and reflect issues of crucial importance to the artistic ecosystem that we inhabit. Various gestures can be carried out to encourage this collective action:


In advance of the day, you may:

  • Share information with your networks
  • Organize a group discussion at your place of work to acquaint yourselves with the issues that are being addressed.
  • If you are a professional organization, let your members know about the event.
  • Add your voice to the “Considering that…” list by sending us an email or visiting the Facebook page.
  • Read and share the articles pertaining to the issues that matter to you.


On October 21st, you may:

  • Attend the interdisciplinary focus-day at the Théâtre Aux Écuries in Montreal
  • Temporarily close your place of work (artist-run centre, theatre, museum, workshop, studio) and present the unique symbol of the Journée sans culture.
  • Plan a pause in your day to talk with others in your field about the issues that you care about.
  • Circulate the unique symbol of the Journée sans culture in social media to raise public awareness.


After the focus-day, you may:

Gather and synthesize your views (even if they are not in agreement) and send us your written and visual contributions. We will subsequently draft a document that will be circulated to the artistic community, to the Ministry, and to the various councils.  



“I am simply saying that a raft is not a barricade, and that there’s an urgent need for the world to be remade. You know how a raft is made: there are wooden trunks bound together quite loosely, so when the mountains of water hit, the water can pass between the spread-out trunks. This is what makes a raft different from a skiff. […] When the questions hit, we will not close ranks—we do not join the trunks—to constitute a concerted platform. On the contrary. We keep of the project only that which binds us together. This helps to show the primary importance of the bonds and modes of attachment, and even of the distance that the trunks can allow between themselves. The bond has to be loose enough and must not let up.”

− Fernand Deligny