November 28, 2015 – CINARS (Conférence internationale des arts de la scène) and CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association) have entered into a major collaboration agreement.

Paul Gravett, Sue Urquhart and Alain ParéThe 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 thus aims to reinforce presenting circuits in Canada and abroad. It also seeks to strengthen the practices of presenters, agents and touring artists and companies.

The collaboration has already begun. CINARS played a lead role in the development of a panel discussion entitled Reciprocity: Co-producing and Presenting Beyond Frontiers and presented earlier today at the CAPACOA Conference. The sharing and pooling of expertise and resources will continue next year with the innovative initiative CAPACOA @ CINARS. More details will become available in the coming months.

“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.

CINARS is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the export of the performing arts.

The Canadian Arts Presenting Association/l'Association canadienne des organismes artistiques (CAPACOA) serves the performing arts touring and presenting community through its commitment to integrate the performing arts into the lives of all Canadians.

This new agreement represents a major step for the performing arts sector and is bound to yield many spin-off projects.

 

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