Specific commitments of agencies and Crown corporations reporting to the Minister of Culture and Communications

Where
Canada
When
2020
Who
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) [Quebec Council of Arts and Letters]
Musée de la Civilisation du Québec (MCQ) [Quebec Museum of Civilization]
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Based on their areas of jurisdiction, a number of agencies and Crown corporations reporting to the Minister of Culture and Communications enter into specific agreements with foreign institutions or governments to develop partnerships. The agreements cover international cooperation initiatives in the cultural sector.

In particular, through its studios and workshop residences, CALQ supports and stimulates creators by providing them with an appropriate environment and means for the production and presentation of their works, by promoting the exchange of artistic and literary views, and by contributing to the establishment of lasting ties between creators in Quebec and other countries. Since 2016, CALQ has signed two agreements: a cross-residency and workshop-residency agreement in the visual arts sector with the Ministry of Culture of Senegal and a cross-residency and workshop-residency agreement in the visual arts and comic strip sector with the Ministry of Culture and Communication of Morocco.

The Musee de la civilisation de Quebec (MCQ) has a number of international outreach activities that promote professional cultural exchanges, the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, and the transfer of knowledge and expertise in the cultural sector. The MCQ's international cooperation activities take many forms: borrowing and lending of collection objects, partnership exhibition projects and exhibition tours, promotion of various cultures through cultural mediation activities, collaboration with universities and hosting of foreign students. Every year, the MCQ hosts interns from abroad (mainly from Francophone countries, especially France and Belgium), particularly in the design and museology sectors.

From 2016 to 2019, a number of exhibitions were co-produced with international partners and had a high profile beyond Quebec's borders, including the following:
* "Resiliencia, life stories from Brazil in collaboration with the Museum da Pessoa [Museum of the Person] in Sao Paulo
* "Comme chiens et chats," from the Cite des sciences et de l'industrie in Paris
* "Herge a Quebec," produced by Moulinsart and Herge Studios of Belgium, an unparalleled success in the summer of 2017
* "London Calling," with the assistance of several important museums in the United Kingdom, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London
* "My 2000-Year-Old Double," in partnership with the Musees d'art et d'histoire de Geneve [Geneva Museums of Art and History] and the Gandur Foundation for Art, winner of several awards for its innovative concept
* "Venenum, A Poisonous World," with Lyon's Musee des Confluences
* "Curiosities of the Natural World," with the Natural History Museum in London

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Through these various commitments, the Government of Quebec wishes to encourage greater mobility of Quebec artists, cultural professionals and cultural products in order to promote Quebec culture on the international scene. It also wishes to encourage the exchange of expertise between cultural institutions in Quebec and other countries.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Culture of Senegal
Public Sector
Ministry of Culture and Communication of Morocco
Public Sector
Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris
Public Sector
Museum of the Person in São Paulo
Public Sector
Moulinsart and Hergé Studios of Belgium
Public Sector
Several important museums in the United Kingdom (including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum in London)
Public Sector
Musées d’art et d’histoire de Genève
Public Sector
Fondation Gandur pour l’Art and the Musée des Confluences in Lyon
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO