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Our Mandate


SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is a non-profit exhibition centre and public gallery in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, holding the status of institutional museum by Québec's Ministry of Culture and Communications. SBC is 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.


Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions!




Regular Federal Tax Credit for Charitable Donations (CIDB)


Currently, the non-refundable tax credit for charitable donations (CIBD) is the sum of the following:


  • The lowest imposition rate (15% in 2013) multiplied by the first slice of $200 of charitable donations requested by the individual

  • The highest tax rate (29% in 2013) multiplied by the income of the individual's donations that exceed $200


More information on charitable donations: Canada Revenue Agency


New additional Provincial Tax Credit of 25% for a cultural first donation


(The information below is from the Ministry of Finance, 2013)


An additional tax credit of up to $6,250 will be granted to individuals who will do a first donation of at least 5000$ to a cultural organisation before January 1st, 2018.  


More specifically, an individual other than a trust, may receive for a taxation year, in addition to the tax credit for donations that is currently provided by the tax system, a non-refundable of 25% of the eligible amount of a large donation done in that year or any of the four preceding years, in favour of a recognized cultural organization.


In the context of this tax credit, will be considered as a large donation made in one of the years covered by the new measure any cash donation of a minimum of 5000$ made in that year, the total amount allowed for one year to benefit from the tax credit being of 25 000$.


For more information: Bulletin of the Ministry of Finance (July 3, 2013)


New Provincial Tax Credit for Individuals Cultural Patronage; Donation of $250,000 and +


(The information below is from the Quebec Revenue website, 2013).


These individuals may rely, instead of the tax credit for donations of new and additional tax credit for major cultural first donation, a non-refundable tax credit based on a rate of 30% with regards to substantial donations they have made in cash.


This tax credit will speak primarily to individuals who will donate $250,000 to a cultural organization over a period of more than ten years, with an eligible donation of at least $25 000 in each of the years covered with the promise to meet specific capital requirements of the organization and to assure them long-term funding.


For more information: Bulletin of the Ministry of Finance (July 3, 2013)


Regular Provincial Tax Credit for Charitable Donations


(The information below is from the Quebec Revenue website, 2013).

The eligible amount of donations to eligible organizations by an individual or their spouse, are entitled to the tax credit for donations. Donors may, in the case of individuals, receive a non-refundable tax credit and, in the case of companies, a deduction in computing taxable income.


The total amount that may be taken into account for the purposes of calculating the tax cuts for a given year cannot normally exceed 75% of the donor 's income for that year. The amount of donations between 2007 and 2011 can be added if it has never been used to calculate the credit.


Unlike the deduction for donations given to companies, which is a function of the effective tax rate of the donor, the donation tax credit that can be claimed by individuals is based on two levels. For the first $200 of consideration in the calculation of the tax credit, the applicable rate is 20%, whereas for that which exceeds the first $200, the rate is 24%. Any portion of the eligible amount of a donation that cannot be taken into consideration in calculating the donations tax credit may be carried forward five subsequent taxation years. The carryforward period given to companies is meanwhile, twenty years.


For more information: Quebec Revenue.


You can donate securely through the CanDon platform by clicking on the link below:

Without your support, our gallery would be entirely dependent on the three governmental levels that provide 75% of our funding. The private aid that we receive from individuals, companies and foundations, in addition to supporting our growth and development, is a direct indication of the importance we attribute to our community.


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SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art offers a tax receipt for donations of $20 or more

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