In keeping with its mandate, Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec is responsible for several projects, the most important of which is the Manif d’art, the Québec City biennial.
Located in the heart of the national capital, the Manif d’art is held every two years in February to May. A thematic event devoted to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary art, the biennial is distributed among various locations in the Saint-Roch quarter and rallies numerous collaborators from the cultural and artistic sectors. Visitors have access to the on-site art, bilingual guided tours, theme-related events for youth, and creative workshops, allowing everyone to experience the exuberance of contemporary art.
Artists from Québec, Canada, and abroad feature in exhibitions, showcasing cutting edge trends in contemporary art. Colloquiums and forums are organized for the general public as well as for specialists, to examine issues and trends relating to contemporary art. Satellite activities comprise shows, presentations and theme-related activities in which varied artistic disciplines rub shoulders.
Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec is a non-profit organization and a charitable organization. Its primary mandate is to promote investigative and experimental art by showcasing cutting-edge major trends in visual art from Québec, Canada and abroad. Addressing a varied public, the organization establishes contexts for non-conventional creation and exhibition, thereby fostering enquiry into fresh issues within contemporary art.