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Collaboration Agreement Between CINARS and CAPACOA

Sunday, November 29, 2015   (0 Comments)

CINARS (Conférence internationale des arts de la scène) and CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association) announced their major collaboration agreement last November during CAPACOA's latest conference. The agreement includes, among many things, enhanced presence of domestic and international presenters at each organization’s conference, as well as trade missions at international events. The collaboration aims to reinforce presenting circuits in Canada and abroad. It also seeks to strengthen the practices of presenters, agents and touring artists and companies.

“We will make the most of each organization’s strengths and we will add value to both the Biennale CINARS and the CAPACOA Conference,” said Sue Urquhart, Executive Director of CAPACOA. “It will be a win-win-win for artists, for agents and managers, and for presenters.”

“At time when the federal governments is about to reinvest in cultural diplomacy, this partnership is timely. An alignment of efforts and funding will enable Canadian artists to truly shine on the world stage,” added Alain Paré, Vice-President and CEO of CINARS. 

Read more about the collaboration agreement on CAPACOA's website.


Celebrating The Culture of inClusion, the 28th annual CAPACOA Conference took place in Ottawa from November 25 to 28, 2015. The conference investigated many facets of inclusion.

ISPA CEO David Baile, moderated a panel on international touring and presenting under the premise of reciprocity. He was joined on the panel by ISPA Board Chair Anthony Sargent, ISPA member Su Hutchinson (Canadian Stage Company, Toronto) and Cathy Levy (National Arts Centre, Ottawa).

CINARS is accepting showcase applications for the 17th CINARS (International Exchange for the Performing Arts) Biennale in Montreal, Canada, from November 14 to 19, 2016.

The official programming will feature selected full-length showcases and showcased excerpts of works in dance, music, theatre, multidisciplinary arts and circus.

The call is open to artists from all countries. Applications are accepted through February 15, 2016. Learn more about the application details on CIANRS' website.

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