Photo: Sébastien Lavallée

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival (MCAF) is an NPO founded in 2011. Its annual event of the same name is the only bilingual, free event with the primary mandate of promoting comics and the artists who create them. This not-to-be-missed comics event attracted over 82,000 people in 2023.

The 13th MCAF will take place from May 24 to 26, 2024, on a pedestrianized Saint-Denis street between Gilford and Roy. More than 300 comic artists from here and abroad are expected, and a varied program of over 60 free activities will be offered.

Year-round, MCAF organizes activities that contribute to the development and dissemination of knowledge about the 9th art, for both professionals and readers.

Some good reasons to donate to the festival

SUPPORTING MCAF means, first and foremost, subscribing to its mission of promoting comics, books and reading to a variety of audiences, but it also means:

  • To ensure the development and continuity of a major literary celebration. MCAF brings together more than 300 comic artists and some 50 publishing houses from here and abroad,here, in Montreal.
  • To offer a program of over 60 free activities around reading and creating. MCAF believes in the importance of making culture accessible to all, and offers an outdoor festival with round tables, creative workshops, live drawing and free exhibitions.
  • To contribute to improving the socio-professional conditions of comic strip artists. MCAF offers them an incredible opportunity to reach out and meet their audiences, paid participation in programming, networking activities and free training.
  • To encourage the (re)discovery and enjoyment of reading at all ages. Reading not only promotes academic success, but also reduces the risk of developing cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Recognition program

Big or small, all your donations help us.

  $50 to $249 $250 to $499 $500 to $999 $1000 and +
Original MCAF Christmas card made by a comic artist in your mailbox X X X X
Acknowledgement of your name on the MCAF website and in the festival’s opening night slides (if desired) X X X X
Signed poster of this year’s festival   X X X
Two invitations to the opening evening and Bédélys Awards ceremony   X X X
Your VIP pass to the festival and a kit of promotional items in the festival colors     X X
Your portrait in a MCAF publication (if desired)       X
Donation receipts can be issued by the Conseil des arts de Montréal as part of the Parrainage fiscal program for donations of $50 or more.