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Monique Savoie | Co-founder of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT)

2023

20 ans d’audace et de culture © Martine Doyon

Monique Savoie is one of the co-founders of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), an inventive videographer and a director with a knack for bringing people together. A dynamic institution in sync with the times, SAT was created in the wake of the International Symposium on Technological Arts, held in Montréal in 1995. Monique Savoie took the helm with boldness and determination. Later, as a member of the founding committee of the Quartier des spectacles, launched in 2002, she encouraged a spirit of generosity toward the street and focused on attracting diversified audiences.

In 1997, SAT inaugurated the world’s first interactive installation in a public space, enabling passers-by in Québec City and Montréal to “rendezvous” on public benches. Monique Savoie sees Montréal as a world reference in digital creation—a veritable haven for digital artists. Her innovative approach is a source of inspiration to other international institutions. With zeal and enthusiasm, the woman who is called “Nini de Saint-Sat” has created a platform dedicated to independent creation, taking digital arts to the next level. The Satosphère—the first immersive theater for artistic creation to feature a spherical projection screen—reflects Monique Savoie’s ambitious dreams, transforming the audiovisual experience and stimulating the encounter between digital art and the public.

In 2012, the City of Montréal named Monique Savoie “a builder of the city.” The Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec presented her with its prestigious Mercure award in the Outstanding Women category in 2021. She is a Compagne des arts et des lettres du Québec.