Distroboto DISTROBOTO machines are former cigarette machines which no longer sell cigarettes, but instead, sell art in the form of miniature books, crafts, comics, music, film, animation and more, all for only $2.00 each! Any artist or creative person can submit work to sell through Distroboto (and you don’t have to be from Montreal to take part!). For more information, including how to take part in the project, check out the Distroboto website.
EXPOZINE, Montreal’s small press fair, is Canada’s largest and one of North America’s largest small press fairs! Over the course of one weekend each fall, some 270+ different publishers and self-publishing writers and artists (in both English and French) present and sell their works to some 15 000 visitors.
Expozine was born in 2002 with the goal of helping the public discover the multitude of local publications that fall outside the mainstream. It’s also become a place where the small press community and local writers and artists make new connections and plan future collaborations.
The event attracts thousands of visitors eager to purchase material they might not find elsewhere, and each year more exhibitors come from across Canada, the United States and Europe to be part of one of the premier showcases of alternative publishing on the continent.
In 2016, Expozine created the Digital Expozine website to help promote e-books by local publishers and provide resources and discussions about electronic publishing.
The GRANDE Print Art Fair gathers artists and organizations selling posters and printed art. Organized by the team behind Expozine, the Grande is the perfect time to discover original artwork, the opportunity to meet the artists, organizations and collectives who make the print art world thrive in Montreal.
Montreal Sound Ark
Every week, hear some of the musical treasures from Arcmtl’s vast audio archives onCKUT (90.3 FM) from 3 to 5 pm during our Montreal Sound Ark program! You can also catch up on past episodes and special blog posts on our blog here.
Montreal Underground Origins shines a light for current and future generations on the early days of what is now considered a thriving city of the arts. It was conceived and produced by ARCMTL starting in 2014 and is now the main web platform for the dissemination of publications and research from this era.
Check out the image blog to peruse excerpts and full scans of vintage photos, magazines and varied publications from the era, and the main blog for a growing number of articles, interviews and discussion transcripts exploring various aspects of the 1960s – 1970s Montreal underground arts and activist scene.
Home Movie Day
Created by the Center for Home Movies, this annual event celebrates the popular heritage provided to us by the amateur filmmakers of the 20th century and the present day. The public is invited to bring out their own home movies, which can be inspected during the event or projected in the evening.