Founded with the conviction that living transcultural artistic experiences contribute to the betterment of humankind, OBORO is an artist-run centre that favors the development of art practices locally, nationally, and internationally. OBORO’s sphere of activity encompasses visual and media arts, performing arts, new technologies, and emerging practices.

OBORO’s more specific mandate is to support creation in various cultural practices; to encourage innovation, experimentation, the exchange of ideas, and the sharing of knowledge. OBORO’s objective is to promote awareness and dialogue within the art world and society at large and to contribute to a culture of peace.


OBORO is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1984 under the 3rd part of the Loi sur les compagnies du Québec, and recognized as a charitable organization by the Canada Revenue Agency.

The Board of Directors consists of a majority of working artists and professional cultural workers. Programming is built by a programming committee composed of member artists of the organization.

Operations are managed by a team of friendly and experienced individuals, the majority of whom are also professional artists.

Activity & Services

We organize concurrent research, production, presentation, dissemination, and training activities. They take the shape of residencies, work commissions, exhibitions, live performances and concerts, visual, sound, and multimedia presentations, lectures and meetings, panel discussions, publications, workshops and experimental labs, and online performances using information and communications technologies, as well as large-scale special events.

We also offer a wide variety of services through the New Media Lab. Amongst others, a production studio, sound studio, video+dvd/multimedia post-production facilities, multi-purpose spaces, conference and meeting rooms as well as an array of video, audio, and multimedia mobile equipment.

Activity Report