Are you a performing artist that is interested in touring? Are you familiar with CINARS (the International Exchange for the Performing Arts)?

CINARS is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the export of the performing arts. It aims to encourage cultural creations emerging from the performing arts sector, to promote commercial discussions between organizations specializing in production and those specializing in presentation, and ultimately make Montreal a worldwide hub of performance art networking

What can CINARS offer you? CINARS provides training seminars for artist representatives and agents, as well as targeted workshops to encourage the development of the skills involved in international touring. CINARS also offers a coaching services all year round to address specific needs of artistic companies, including international development of your company. In addition to these services, they also facilitate CINARS Biennale, one of the most important international performing arts conferences worldwide, with more than 1500 professionals hailing from 40 countries.

If you are interested in learning more by attending a CINARS info session hosted by ELAN, please email Guy Rodgers at

For detailed information about CINARS, click here.

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