About Us

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Sporobole is an artistic exploration and experimentation center offering digital support services to the entire cultural sector.

Sporobole in all its facets

With art as a driving force, it assists artists and cultural organizations in their digital transition, promotes knowledge sharing and accessibility, encourages collaboration and innovation in the cultural sector, and emphasizes the role of artists in creating new knowledge.

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OUR VALUES, OUR CONVICTIONS, OUR BELIEFS

Our mission

AT THE FOUNDATION OF OUR ACTIVITIES

We see artistic creation as an embodiment of cultural and social issues, we see art as a space for reflection, invention and free critical thinking, fostering the production of new knowledge;

We work to empower communities (artistic, self-managed, social action, hacker culture, etc.) facing issues raised by digital technologies;

Our ACTIONS

We activate, support and accompany the development of projects at the heart of the issues raised by digital technologies in artistic, cultural and non-profit contexts. These projects fall into three categories: R&C (Research and Creation); R&D (Research and Development); CD (Community Development).

  • We promote the emergence of cutting-edge thinking in art theory and practice (R&C)
  • We place research and technological development at the service of creation, contemporary artistic reflection and collaborative practices (R&D)
  • We develop initiatives that aim to strengthen not only the technological capabilities of different communities, but also their critical thinking, collaboration and creative potential (CD)

With the intention of nurturing collective knowledge, we systematically generate, document, transfer and share the knowledge acquired throughout our activities.

OUR RESOURCES

We equip, train and learn;

We deploy support programs that provide the human and material resources needed to carry out projects;

We mobilize and engage communities around collective issues;

We disseminate, present and facilitate access to artistic projects;

Empathy is at the core of the self-management culture we develop. It is the keystone of all our actions.

In the contemporary techno-scientific landscape, we believe in the need for communities to claim ownership and control over their means of action.

We recognize that the generation and sharing of knowledge contributes to the building of a collective wealth that empowers communities.

Collaboration is a founding, driving principle at the heart of our activities.

We believe in the importance of ongoing adaptation and transformation of our ways of acting, doing, thinking, growing and sharing so that our actions remain in tune with the reality of the communities we support.

Independence, non-conformity, boldness, critical thinking and solidarity define our identity and guide our actions and development.

  • WE ARE A HAVEN FOR ARTISTS.
  • WE ARE AN INCUBATOR FOR ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIES.
  • WE ARE A LABORATORY OF INDOMITABLE PROJECTS.
  • WE ARE SPOROBOLE.

Team

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Commander in chief and verbomotor leader [Executive Director] [email protected]

ÉRIC DESMARAIS

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Salvatrix without whom we are in trouble [Artistic Coordinator] [email protected]

MAGALIE LECLERC CASAVANT

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Scribbler with a questionable sense of humor [Communications Manager] [email protected]

SOPHIE DROUIN

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Grizzly-esque digital educator of the future [Education Program Manager and Administrative Assistant] [email protected]

ERIK BECK

Nathalie Bachand
Dystopian scavenger in search of the unusual [Director of Digital Arts Development] [email protected]

NATHALIE BACHAND

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Will tell you anything’s possible (even if it’s tricky) [Scientific Director] [email protected]

RENAUD GERVAIS, PhD

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Front-line digital handyman [Technotherapist – Digital Infrastructure] [email protected]

RÉMI BARBALAT

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Wild-haired DIY digital aficionado [Senior Technotherapist – Digital Infrastructure] [email protected]

NICOLAS TRUDEAU

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Inter-organizational telepathy specialist [Director of Communications] [email protected]

LÉONIE ALAIN, M.ADM

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Elegant potter of machines [Digital Technology Developer] [email protected]

GUILLAUME LÉVESQUE

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Digital tinkerer with the heart of a rocker [Technotherapist – Digital Infrastructure] [email protected]

ANDY BOURGEOIS

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Sharp-eyed jeweler of organizational image [Digital Communications Strategist] [email protected]

JESSICA LINTZ

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Chic curator, glamourous art historian [Director of Artistic Programming] [email protected]

VICKY CHAINEY GAGNON

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Web-trotter of the digital sphere [Technotherapist – Digital Infrastructure] [email protected]

FILIPA DIDIER

Sandra Raymond
Companion with cyborg-esque intuition [Digital Communications Strategist] [email protected]

SANDRA RAYMOND (maternity leave)

Board of Directors

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President

EMILE MORIN

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Administrator

GENTIANE BÉLANGER

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Treasurer

BRUNO GIANGIOPPI

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Secretary

MARTY KANATAKHATSUS MEUNIER

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Administrator

ARIANE PLANTE

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Administrator

THIERRY B.-GATEAU

50th anniversary

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