CTA Montreal


From 8 – 10 October 2019, Montreal will host the 23rd edition of the Communicating the Arts conference (formerly Communicating the Museum).

CTA MTL will gather 300 communication and education experts working in the arts.

International professionals from the visual and performing arts will come together to network, engage in stimulating conversations and rethink their institution’s models and strategies. Hear from directors, communication and marketing specialists, engagement experts and leading entrepreneurs as we share best practices from all over the world.

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Theme: Inclusivity, Empathy and Well-Being

Recognising the plurality of their publics, cultural organisations are increasingly focusing on inclusion, diversity and the well-being of their audiences.

In this age of global uncertainty and social division, it is critical for our institutions to take action. From accessibility schemes to community partnerships, gender-neutral services to representative boards, institutions must commit to more inclusive modes of operation.

These initiatives, and the empathy they are built upon, develop stronger bonds and mindful engagements with audiences.

CTA MTL’s main host is Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, an innovative leader in promoting wellness through art.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is internationally recognised as a pioneer and major player in the education and promotion of wellness through the arts. Of its one million annual visitors, more than 300,000 take part in educational, cultural, community-based and art therapy programs every year – a record among Canadian museums.

About Communicating the Arts

Connect with the latest ideas and best practices, tackle the big issues and engage with your peers at Communicating the Arts (formerly known as Communicating the Museum) – the international communications conference for the visual and performing arts sector.

Three times a year we gather big thinkers, experts and innovators to share their experience and research, in an immersive and rigorous 3-day program of masterclasses, case studies, visits and networking events. Ideas are hatched and new partnerships forged.

Join the conversation and emerge with new perspectives on all aspects of arts and cultural sector communication: from digital strategy to audience engagement, education, branding and storytelling.Each edition attracts 300 senior arts professionals in a new international city of culture.


Clémence Ferry
International Director
+33 1 49 95 08 06