The SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art acknowledges that it is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we develop our activities. Tiohtià:ke / Mooniyaang / Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is a non-profit exhibition centre and public gallery in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montréal, dedicated to providing a forum for artists, curators and cultural practitioners for projects that critically engage diverse publics with current issues in art, culture and society.
Our collaborative approach to cultural production runs through SBC’s distinct programme of exhibitions, events, research, public outreach activities and publications. We embrace different ways of making - making objects, making relations, making politics, making publics - to build relationships between practitioners, publics and institutions in order to foster a diverse and complex community.
To support and promote the production and presentation of artwork and new lines of critical investigation by emerging, mid-career and established artists and curators.
To provide a forum for working through matters of concern at the intersection of art and politics, supporting creative and political risk-taking over the mid- and long-terms, as well as facilitating timely responses to urgent cultural and socio-political issues.
To support a diverse community of cultural practitioners, activists and people whose work towards advancing social justice is the binding agent.
To actively encourage the coming together of diverse publics by providing the context in which creative action forms the cornerstone and in which all voices can be heard.
To promote institutional self-reflexivity and to make public, visible and accessible all institutional processes.
To play an active role in sustaining critical partnerships within cultural communities in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, as well as across the country and beyond.
The SBC contemporary art gallery gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Ville de Montréal and our many benefactors.
The SBC contemporary art gallery is a member of the Société des Musées du Québec (SMQ), the Observatoire des médiations culturelles (OMEC) and the Laboratoire d'art et de recherche décoloniaux (LabARD) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).