Training Sessions

Since 1999, CINARS has offered more than 15 training seminars to performing arts professionals in Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Finland, Norway, and Japan. This particular program has enabled more than 100 agents and artistic company representatives in the field of theatre, dance, music, circus, and multidisciplinary arts to organize tours across the globe for the past two decades.

The training seminar “Export strategy for the performing arts” gives new agents the necessary skill set to make the leap to international touring circuits while also giving established professionals an opportunity to enhance their practices in changing global arts markets.

This practical training seminar is tailor-made for artist representatives and performing arts administrators looking to develop strategies for international touring. It will help the participants hone their marketing skills and adapt them to the realities of foreign markets, and also provide them with the tools needed to manage international tours.

At CINARS, we believe that exporting artistic productions should not be limited by technical or commercial shortcomings. Many of the skills needed to tour internationally are practical and very specific, and therefore, transferable



The CINARS training seminar is offered as an all-inclusive one-stop solution. It includes the presentation of theoretical and practical content, access to the expertise of the main instructor and guest speakers, the participant's notebook, and relevant books, publications, complementary bibliography, and Internet resources.

As an option, our service offer can also include a trip in preparation of the seminar (for the purpose of adapting the content) and customized individual coaching sessions .

For more information, please contact:
Gilles Doré / Executive Director
+1 514 842-5866 #24


If you are seeking advice for the international development of your company, CINARS offers a coaching service all year long. You can benefit from the knowledge and experience provided by a roster of experts, addressing the specific needs of each artistic discipline, the markets targeted, and the issues encountered.

  • Hourly rate: $150* / hour

  • Minimum: 2 hours

* Taxes included
50% of the fees must be paid in advance

This service is available either in person or via Skype.

If you are interested in a coaching session, please contact us by e-mail ( We will contact you shortly to pair you up with a consultant who can assist you with your issues, as well as to make an appointment.

Examples of issues that can be addressed:

  • I would like to develop my activities in Asia. Where do I start?
  • I am organizing a tour abroad and I would like to have some pointers on the customs and tax formalities involved;
  • I intend to create some promotional tools for foreign markets and I would like some advice as to how to go about it;
  • I would like to identify the most relevant international networks for my artistic discipline;
  • I am running into several stumbling blocks with regards to the negotiation of a contract. I need some advice to help me close the deal.
  • I am seeking organizational solutions to increase the scope of my company’s touring activities;
  • Etc.



Destination... IndiaCINARS invite you to a virtual meeting dedicated to India. This webinar is made for our artists, companies and agents to turn their attention toward the future, initiate new relationships, meet new encounters and identify possible partners.

This webinar took place on Monday May 3rd at 11am (EDT).

This webinar serves as an opportunity to participate in calls for submissions, so that artists may share their work, apply for virtual (and possibly in-person) creative residencies, as well as opportunities for master classes.

Come meet these four Indian arts organizations that all have had amazing experiences with international collaborations.

They are at the heart of Indian performing arts networks from different regions of the country and will present their organizations and talk about projects that enthrall them.

List of the speakers:

The meeting will take place exclusively in English.

Performing Arts Deconfinement Initiatives Around the World

The webinar took place on Wednesday June 17th from 11 am to 12pm (EDT).

CINARS invites you to an international webinar led by 19 professional speakers from Europe, Asia, Oceania and America who shared various initiatives aiming at maintaining the vitality of the performing arts, and of its encounter with the public, in these times of confinement and deconfinement.

We also discussed the changes imposed by the situation on the concepts of territories and touring. This meeting gave us a broad overview of a multitude of ideas and initiatives taken, as well as the problems encountered by many performing arts professionals around the world.

This webinar was hosted by Gilles Doré, CINARS's International Development Director, with Nassib El Husseini, Les 7 Doigts de la Main's CEO, CINARS's Chairman of the Board, Alain Paré, CINARS's CEO and founder, and:

To (re)watch the webinar: