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About the organization

The mandate of PESOT – Creative Organization is to contribute to the promotion of visual arts in Canada and abroad by supporting artistic projects in the areas of research, production and promotion. Under the general and artistic direction of Sébastien Pesot, the organization is positioned in a particular way in the ecology of Canadian art – between artist-run centers, private galleries, institutions and festivals – and represents a new avenue for an artist’s self-determination.

Our philosophy: we believe in what we do and we do what we believe in. We refuse the dogmas, the a prioris, the frames and the norms. Using the principles of D.I.Y. punk, we bring together artists who have a creative attitude and a taste for action. We support artists who act as catalysts or activators, who provoke reactions and offer different ideas to the public, through various forms: exhibitions, performances, publications, interventions, etc.

We pool resources within our reach, to develop a community of spirited and artistic practices which in turn promote ideation. A thinking process which combines audacity, pragmatism and aesthetic allows us to experiment with a collective approach based on partnership and co-development.

PESOT – Creative Organization is an NPO incorporated in September 2013 according to Part 3 of the Quebec Companies Act. Composed of a five-member Board of Directors, its head office is located in Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada). Our latest initiative, In a Post-Punk World : Post-Punk Art Now, was presented at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn in the fall of 2016.