The mandate of the Collection Loto-Québec is to promote the creation of visual arts in Québec and help expose contemporary art.
To date, Loto-Québec has provided over $7 million in funding to the visual arts community through the Collection Loto-Québec.
The Collection’s corpus features over 4,500 works by nearly 1,200 Québec artists. It is one of the largest corporate collections in Canada.
All works and artists are catalogued in accordance with standard museum procedures.
From 1979 to 2003, during its annual printmaking competition, Loto-Québec awarded 35 professional grants of $10,000 to Québec artists and 175 grants to art students.
Each year, a jury helps the Collection Loto‑Québec acquire nearly 200 works. Loto‑Québec is the only business with this kind of acquisitions program.
Since its inception, the Collection Loto-Québec has been entirely dedicated to its mission, holding sales exhibits annually across Québec.
The Collection tours regularly, thereby helping expose art and creativity not only at its fixed location, Espace Création, but throughout the province through its exhibit tours.
In 2003, works forming part of the Collection Loto-Québec left Québec and travelled to the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico, where Québec was showcased.
Until 2004, the Collection launched over 60 arts-oriented events throughout Québec and, as such, was a vital partner for the arts in the province.
Works from the Collection provide an added value for the hotels and restaurants operated by Loto-Québec. Each year, the works help place Le Baccara among the few hotels and dining establishments to receive the highly coveted and prestigious CAA/AAA Five Diamonds rating.
The Collection Loto‑Québec and its sponsorship program, which enables Loto‑Québec employees to engage with the visual arts community, play an educational and formative role among the organization’s employees.
By giving its recycled presentation material to non-profit organizations in Montréal, the Collection Loto-Québec contributes to the company’s sustainable development efforts.
The website of Espace Création, Loto‑Québec's venue for exhibitions and activities >