MADE EN ESTRIE: A tradition in the making

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MADE EN ESTRIE: A tradition in the making


SHERBROOKE, April 18, 2018 – Following a successful Made en Estrie event in Sherbrooke in November 2017, the Made en Estrie organizing partners are proud to announce a series of three events set to take place in Sherbrooke over the coming year. The partners behind theses bilingual networking events for artists are comprised of the Conseil de la Culture de l’Estrie, Townshippers’ Association and the English-Language Arts Network (ELAN), along with French- and English-speaking artists. Made en Estrie events are made possible by financing from the City of Sherbrooke and ELAN, as well as by the time and expertise of Townshippers’ Association, the Conseil de la culture de l’Estrie and the artistic community. 

The first event will take place on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Studio Irisium in downtown Sherbrooke. As always, the intention behind the Made en Estrie events is to create opportunities for local French and English-speaking artists to discover, exchange, and make links between both linguistic and artistic communities.

The first bilingual “Minute Market” in the region

The bilingual “Minute Market” is back! During the evening, 10 artists or cultural organizations that work primarily in French will be paired with 10 artists or cultural organizations that work primarily in English. This activity is an opportunity for participating artists to share current and upcoming projects, exchange with peers and discuss their work. Later in the evening, each artist will take up to 60 seconds to introduce their partner to the other participants and present their artistic/cultural work (120 seconds per pair).

New this year: Artists’ Kréejiji
Made en Estrie wants to encourage collaboration between artists and the development of joint projects across communities. Three selected artists or organizations will have the opportunity to present their projects and put out a call for collaborators and partners.

Those interested must register for the “Minute Market” before Monday, April 30, 2018. Door prizes, one free beverage, and hors d’oeuvres will be offered throughout the evening.

Registration can be made online at

For all other information, please contact Guillaume Houle at the Conseil de la culture de l’Estrie at [email protected] or 819 563-2744 ext. 223.


Made en Estrie is made possible by its organizing partners:

  • Angèle Séguin, President of the États généraux des arts et de la culture de l’Estrie
  • Guy Rodgers, Executive Director of ELAN (English-Language Arts Network)
  • Rachel Hunting, Executive Director of Townshippers’ Association
  • Emily Prangley Desormeaux, Community Outreach Coordinator of Townshippers’ Association
  • Ziv Przytyk, Artistic and General Director of Shazamfest
  • Kristelle Holliday, Regional Representative of ELAN
  • Pierre Mino, Executive Director of the Conseil de la culture de l’Estrie
  • Guillaume Houle, Development Agent of the Conseil de la culture de l’Estrie

Guillaume Houle, Conseil de la culture de l’Estrie, [email protected], 819 563-2744 ext. 223