Creative Organizations

Méduse is made up of ten artistic and cultural organizations dedicated to artistic research, production, and presentation. Member organizations work both independently and together, each contributing to the global reputation of Quebec culture and to international artistic exchanges. The cooperative’s production spaces serve a broad community, hosting and presenting hundreds of artists from Quebec and beyond every year for workshop stays and short and long term creative residencies. Member organizations put on over 300 public activities, enjoy the support of several thousand members, and reach an estimated audience of 50,000 people every year.

Independent cinema cooperative

La Poisse
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Born from a merge between Spirafilm (1977) and Vidéo Femmes (1973), Spira is a Québec City cooperative dedicated to independent cinema.  It assists and promotes high quality and independence in original production.  The cooperative supports all styles (fiction, documentary, experimental, installative) and formats (short, average, long) through rental equipment rebates of up to 95% and preferential rates on the use of its postproduction setup. 

Spira distributes works in Canada and beyond (festivals, television, and cinema).  Its distribution plans reflect the film characteristics, whether they are requirements of the various markets, territories and audiences, or practices and trends in cinema and contemporary arts.  Spira as a distributor prioritizes consolidating bonds with theater and festival programmers, making optimal use of the Web, and reducing purchasing needs so as to support a quality individual follow-up. 

The cooperative punctually coordinates creation projects to develop and consolidate a sustainable cinematographic community in Québec City.  It hosts emergent artists through exchanges or residencies, and offers training workshops and master classes.  Working towards creating a strong network and receding the exodus of talents, it organizes bonding activities.  The cooperative collaborates with national and international festivals and partners regularly. 

In line with its merge, Spira now distributes the Vidéo Femmes (VF) collection, and prioritizes gender equality.  In an effort to uphold the mandate of VF, some programmes are exclusively for women.


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