L’Écart is an artist-run centre in Abitibi-Témiscamingue devoted to all visual arts disciplines. It supports experienced professional artists in their practice of contemporary art.

L’Écart is a residency for artists dedicated to research and creation. A social economy enterprise, it offers artists access to production spaces, specialized equipment, accommodation and a documentation centre. It also promotes networking and shares resources with various cultural institutions.

L’Écart produces major national and international events and various publications. It supports the professionalization of emerging artists and facilitates exchange between artists both from the region and the national scene.

167, avenue Murdoch, case postale 2273
Rouyn-Noranda, Québec
J9X 5A9

Opening Hours: 

Gallery: Wednesday–Friday, 1 pm–5 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Office: Tuesday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm

Working Language(s): 

2020-2021 Programming: November 1, 2019
2019-2020 Programming: March 1, 2019


Gallery 1 – Main gallery: 87.7 m2
Gallery 2 – Multi-purpose room: 83 m2
Gallery 3 – Members' saloon: 11.2 m2
Outdoor space: 148.5 m2
Residence – 3 1/2 (one-bedroom) apartment: 44 m2
Multi-purpose room: 83 m2
Computer station: 8.2 m2

Please check the Centre's website for the most current information.