The CIAC – Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal is a non-profit organisation administered by a board of directors and managed by personnel with an expertise in artistic production, communications and arts administration.
The mandate of the CIAC is to disseminate contemporary art from Québec, Canada and abroad.
Initially identified with the visual arts, the CIAC also showcases the creative practices of artists working in design, graphic art, art film and video, architecture and urbanism, and landscape architecture.
The CIAC’s aim is to make its activities accessible to the greatest possible number of visitors. It employs various strategies to achieve this, including exhibitions, conferences, discussions between artists and the public and educational activities for a variety of target groups.
The CIAC has no permanent space for its activities. It temporarily occupies various locations suited to each event, whether a museum, an unused warehouse, a park or other public space, a gallery or exhibition venue, etc.