International France-Québec Partnership
Networking lies at the heart of Rencontres activities. Through it, our aim is to set up creation and exhibition platforms serving artists and contemporary creativity. It is in that perspective that we collaborate with France and that we are currently laying the groundwork for future collaborations with other countries.
TERRITOIRES NUMÉRIQUES (formerly TERRITOIRES IMPRIMÉS) is an international artistic-exchange program initiated in 2015 by Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie and Diaphane, pôle photographique en Hauts-de-France.
TERRITOIRES NUMÉRIQUES combines the strengths of the two partners, expands their dissemination networks and facilitates artist movement in order to develop new tools in the service of artists and of contemporary creation. Through these joint actions, Rencontres and Diaphane – resolutely committed to current creation and to its standing overseas – carry out one-of-a-kind initiatives in their respective regions while at the same time working towards a new, shared artistic space.
THE BOOK SPACE
A common reflection on the part of Rencontres and the Nantes-based organization Les PUI – Pratiques et Usages de l’Image concerning photography and the place of the book gave rise to this idea of creating an international platform on the author’s photographic book. “The Book Space”, an original form of exhibition and get-togethers around an object, the photobook, was organized in 2019 in Québec and France with a view to promoting the circulation and exposure of artists’ works while stimulating the interest of a broad audience.