Mission

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

  • Encourage cultural creations emerging from the performing arts sector
  • Promote commercial discussions between organizations specializing in production and those specializing in show presentation
  • Make Montreal a worldwide hub of performance art networking


CINARS’s services are clustered around five different headings:


1) CINARS BIENNALE

Since 1984, CINARS organizes every two years in Montreal, one of the most important international performing arts conferences in the world, with nearly 1900 professionals hailing from 54 countries including 433 show presenters, some of whom are the most influential in the business. During one week, over 170 shows from Quebec, Canada and abroad grace the stages while workshops, networking events, as well as an exhibition hall are teeming with participants. After 18 editions, the CINARS Biennale has become a key worldwide event in performing arts touring.


2) INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION

All year long, CINARS ensures a presence abroad thanks to:



  • Joint attendance in international markets (Québec On Stage): every year, CINARS organizes, along with Quebec artistic companies and agents, several joint attendance in the most important international markets;
  • The organization of showcases abroad: CINARS organizes showcases abroad within the context of international markets. Among the most significant operations, CINARS coordinates every year a showcase in New York, called Ice Storm, as part of the APAP;
  • Various missions and a presence in international networking events.


3) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Every year, CINARS provides training seminars designed for artist representatives and agents, as well as targeted workshops to encourage the development of the skills involved in international touring. A coaching service is also provided all year long to address the specific needs of artistic companies.


4) THE DEVELOPMENT OF COOPERATIVE PROMOTIONAL TOOLS

In order to assist the promotion of Quebec and Canadian companies abroad, CINARS has put forth several cooperative promotional operations such as the creation of a promotional DVD.


5) EXPERTISE

CINARS also offers its expertise by undertaking studies of the performing arts sector, by creating long-term strategies for certain geographical territories, as well as by acting as an operator or a consultant for international networking events.

Ressources

STUDIES

Special report: performing art in peril
Étude sur la diffusion internationale des spectacles québécois


GRANTS

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
The Canada Council for the Arts will be launching a new funding model for 2017.
To learn more about their new structure, please visit their website.

CONSEIL DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES DU QUÉBEC
The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec offers grants to artists and artistic companies from Quebec.
Please visit their website for more information.


MARKETS AND INTERNATIONAL ASSOCATIONS

International pluridisciplinary markets
Associations of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)
Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM)
Biennales internationales du spectacle (BIS)
International Exchange for the Performing Arts (CINARS Biennale)
Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS)
Shanghai Performing Arts Fair (SPAF)

International specialised markets

  • MUSIC
Australasian World Music Expo (AWME)
Chamber Music America
Folk Alliance International
League of American Orchestras (LAO)
Mercat de Musica de Vic (MMVV)
MIDEM
World Music Expo (WOMEX)

Jazzahead!


  • DANCE
British Dance Edition (BDE)
International Tanzmesse NRW
Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform


Regional markets
Arts NorthWest Conference
Arts Midwest Conference
Performing Arts Exchange (PAE)
Western Arts Alliance (WAA)

International conferences and associations
International Artist Managers' Association (IAMA)
Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM)
Informal European Theatre Meeting (IETM)
International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA)
International Theatre Institute (ITI)
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA)
Opera America
La Red de Promotores Culturales de Lationamérica y el Caribe
Feria internacional de teatro y danza
International Performing Arts Meeting (IPAM)

A few festivals...
FTA (Montreal)
Under the radar (New York)
PUSH Festival (Vancouver)
Festival de théâtre d'Avignon (France)
Montpellier Danse (France)
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montreal)
Edinburgh International Festival (United Kingdom)

Press

For any enquiry, please contact:

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


PRESS RELEASES:

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


Alain Paré
President, Executive Director and Founder


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


Gilles Doré
International Development Director
gdore@cinars.org
+1 514 842 5866 #24


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


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


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


Fei Gao
China Project Manager
fei@cinars.org


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


Partners

CPAM

In collaboration with other international performing arts conferences, CINARS undertook the project of bringing them together within a Coalition of Performing Arts Markets (CPAM), whose mission would be:

“To provide its members with a hub for international exchange, collaboration, and partnerships with a view to encouraging any initiative that might improve the effectiveness of individual members and the realization of their collective goals.“

After several working sessions on the subject, held in Singapore in June 2005 and in Tokyo in September 2005, a working document was presented to CPAM’s founding and future members for discussion and approval, at ameeting during the Puertas de las Americas (Mexico) event in June 2006. This document contains proposals for the organization’s founding principles, structure, operations, and start-up plan.


LIST OF FOUNDING MEMBERS:

INTERNATIONALE TANZMESSE NRW
Düsseldorf, Germany

PERFORMING ARTS MARKET IN SEOUL (PAMS)
Séoul, South Korea

SHANGHAI PERFORMING ARTS FAIR (SPAF)
Shanghai, China

WORLD MUSIC EXPO (WOMEX)
Berlin, Germany

PERFORMING ARTS MEETING IN YOKOHAMA (TPAM)
Tokyo, Japan

AUSTRALIAN PERFORMING ARTS MARKET (APAM)
Brisbane, Australia

ASIAN ARTS MART (AAM)
Singapore, Singapore

MARKET FOR AFRICAN PERFORMING ARTS (MASA)
Abidjan, Ivory Coast