SODEC: A Snapshot


SODEC was created in 1995, under the Act respecting the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, with the mandate to promote and support the introduction and development of cultural enterprises in all regions of Quebec. SODEC contributes to enhance the quality of cultural industry products and services, rendering them more competitive in Quebec, in the rest of Canada, and beyond our borders as well.

It also aims to protect and promote the heritage properties it has owned since 1989. 


Taking on a leadership role to help Québec’s cultural enterprises thrive in a changing technological environment, where organizations must adapt to evolving markets, both at home and abroad.


Film and Television production

  • Production companies that create short and full-length feature films (fiction, documentary, animated)
  • Promoters and distributors of Québec television and film productions
  • Young creators
  • Movie theatre operators
  • Festivals, events and promotional activities that showcase television and film production in Québec and abroad

Books and publishing

  • Certified editors
  • Certified bookstores
  • Book fairs
  • Various professional industry associations and groups

Fine arts and crafts

  • Artisans and organizations active in the fine arts
  • Marketing activities providing exposure to the fine arts
  • Art galleries
  • Various Professional industry associations

Music and variety

  • Quebec companies that produce audio recordings or shows, manage artists, or organize events in the musical and variety show industry
  • Festivals, events and promotional activities that showcase musical and variety shows in Québec and abroad
  • Professional industry associations

Heritage property conservation

  • Partners in the residential, commercial, cultural and tourism sectors