Michel Goulet receives the Samuel de Champlain Award 2022

Oct. 4, 2022

For the first time, the Samuel de Champlain Prize is awarded to two artists who have created remarkable installations together in France and Quebec.

  • Quebec sculptor Michel Goulet, recipient of numerous awards and renowned for his work associated with poetry.
  • François Massut, founder of the Poésie is not dead collective, known for its willingness to disseminate poems in public spaces.

They have already combined their talents and proposed four works installed in the public space:

  • Alchimie des ailleurs, the 18 poem-chairs of Charleville-Mézières
  • Les confidents and Dentelles d'éternité in the Palais-Royal garden in Paris
  • The reception at Saint-Georges in Quebec

In the presence of the Delegate General of Quebec in Paris, Michèle Boisvert, the Samuel de Champlain Prize was presented yesterday at the Institut France-Amériques by Mr. Philippe Zeller, Ambassador (e.r), President of the Institut France-Canada and President of the Jury of the Prize.

Created by the France-Canada Institute with the support of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, the Samuel de Champlain Award has been honoring French and Canadian personalities for more than two decades who have worked to disseminate their respective cultures to the French and Canadian public.