The CINARS Biennale

Since 1984, every two years in Montreal, CINARS has been organizing one of the most important international showcases and networking events, gathering more than 1 900 professionals hailing from over 54 countries including 433 show presenters, some of whom are the most influential in the business. During one week, 170 shows from Quebec, elsewhere in Canada, and abroad grace the stages while workshops, networking events, as well as an exhibition hall are teeming with participants in some of Montreal’s main cultural venues.

After 18 editions, the CINARS Biennale has made a name for itself as a must-see multidisciplinary event in which participants can develop real international touring opportunities, build solid relationships with stakeholders from all over the world, and sharpen their professional skill set and knowledge base.

The 18th edition took place in Montreal from November 12 to 17, 2018 and was a big success. The next edition will take place in November 2020.

Pictures and Videos

Find here the videos and pictures from the different Biennale CINARS editions:

Talks/Sens & Mutations

During the CINARS Biennale 2018, twelve speakers from seven different countries were invited to share their perspectives on the future of the arts, focussing especially on the theme of SENS & MUTATIONS.

We share on this page videos of these conferences, accompanied by articles written by Anne-Laure Mathieu (Innovation strategist), in order to inspire you in your artistic practices, as well as to help you prepare for the fantastic edition of the CINARS Biennale that awaits you in November 2020.


LISA NDEJURU
Concordia University / Researcher, psychologue and militant
Creating Possibilities


GENOCIDE AGAINST TUTSI PEOPLE FROM RWANDA - 25 YEARS LATER
RESILIENCE THROUGH THE ARTS
An interview with Lisa Ndejuru by Anne-Laure Mathieu (Read)


SANJAY KHANNA
Futurist
Arts and climate futures


ARTS AND CLIMATE FUTURES (Read)

Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nassib El-Husseini, Board of Directors President (Les 7 doigts de la main)

Chantal Cimon, Vice President (PLA'C'ART)

Marjorie Deschamps, Secretary-Treasurer (Résonances)

Alain Paré, Administrator (CINARS)

George Skalkogiannis, Administrator

Claude de Grandpré, Administrator (Théâtre Hector-Charland)

Philip Giffard, Administrator (Solotech)

Evelyne Morrisseau, Administrator (Quebecor)


EXECUTIVE TEAM OF THE CINARS BIENNALE 2018


Alain Paré
President, Executive Director and Founder


Nadia Drouin
CINARS Biennale Director
ndrouin@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #27


Élodie Lê
Coordinator
coordination@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #22


Jessica Taillefer
Coordination Assistant
adjcoordo@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #29


François Sammarco
Communications Director
communications@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #26


Carolane Arsenault
Communication Agent
adjcom@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #24


Matthieu Gagnon
OFF-CINARS Coordinator
off-cinars@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #32


Gabriel Thériault
Activities Assistant
conferences@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #21


Corinne Grosjean
Delegates Hospitality Coordinator
accueil@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #23


Lison Cautain
Delegates Hospitality Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator
adjaccueil@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #31

Anne-Laure Mathieu
Stratège en innovation / Spécialiste en Design Thinking
annelauremathieu@yahoo.ca



Sylvie Martel
Accountant
comptabilite@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #28


Fei Gao
Project Manager
fei@cinars.org


Sung Eun Soleine JANG
South-Korea Project Manager
jseun69@gmail.com

Awards

To acknowledge the outstanding work of those who have contributed to the development of international touring in the performing arts, CINARS presents three awards during its Biennale.


"PRIX DU CALQ" FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL TOUR:

The Prix du CALQ for Best International Tour is presented every two years to the Quebec organization that has distinguished itself through the exceptional quality of its touring outside Quebec. The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) is pleased to offer a $10 000 grant to the recipient.

This award was given at the CINARS Biennale 2016 to La Troupe DuBunker for its production Le NoShow (Canada - Quebec).




AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL SHOW PRESENTER:

The Award for Best International Presenter is presented to the venue or festival presenter who has contributed the most to enhancing the international profile of artists and companies from Canada. The Canada Council for the Arts offers a $10 000 grant to the recipient to facilitate the presence and promotion of Canadian artists within their region over the next two years.

This award was presented at the CINARS Biennale 2016 to Suzanne Walker from Sadler's Wells (United Kingdom).




NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO TOURING:

The National Arts Centre Award honours exceptional achievement in fostering the touring of live performing arts in Canada. The recipient may be an individual, performing company, corporation or other organization and will receive $2,500 as well as a specially-designed porcelain sculpture by Gatineau’s Paula Murray.

This award was given at the CINARS Biennale 2016 to Paul Tanguay (Canada - Quebec).




URIEL LUFT AWARD:

The Uriel Luft Award is presented by CINARS to a person who has provided outstanding support to the development of performing arts abroad.

This award was given at the CINARS Biennale 2016 to Menno Plukker from Menno Plukker Theatre Agent Inc. (Canada - Quebec



INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION AWARD:

Awarded by CINARS, the International Collaboration Award is a new prize dedicated to a Canadian company/organization and an international company/organization that has put together a collaborative project that benefits their community (co-production, residency, mediation, diffusion, etc.). The winners will get a 50% discount on their CINARS Biennale 2020 registrations.



PERFORMING ARTS LEADER AWARD:

For the first time, the CINARS Biennale will present an award recognizing a performing arts manager that stood out by their leadership, accomplishments, professionalism and innovative practice. In the goal of promoting the excellence of managers working in performing arts, this award crowns their dynamism and devotion as a manager in undertaking the mission of their organization.


DANCE AWARD-INTERNATIONAL DIFFUSION CATEGORY:

As part of its 35-year anniversary, CINARS has created the 8th Prix de la Danse de Montréal: the Dance Award-International Diffusion category. Awarded by CINARS, the prize is dedicated to a Canadian Dance Company that has put together an outstanding international tour. CINARS offers a $5 000 grant to the recipient.


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