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CINARS BIENNALE 2020: Call for digital performance works

Cinars is one of (if not the) largest performing arts showcase in the world comprising theatre, dance and circus programmes with participation from an array of professionals such as companies, presenters, municipalities, touring and cultural managers from all over the world. In 2020 the biennale opens a digital programme as a new edition. If you're not sure if you should apply, there is an application fee which at times can feel daunting, we recommend that you talk to someone who has been before. It can be expensive, but these showcases can also provide invaluable or game-changing moments in careers, it depends what you're looking for... If you don't know someone who has been, let us know and we'll have a chat or point you in the right direction. Read the call below.



NEW FOR 2020! As part of its official programming, CINARS BIENNALE 2020 will present live audiovisual performances of digital arts (between 25 and 40 minutes).

Submit an application to present an audiovisual showcase in the official programming of the 19th CINARS Biennale (International Conference and Networking Organization for the Performing Arts) which will take place in Montreal from November 9 to 14, 2020.

The call is open to artists from all countries. A jury made of performing arts professionals and digital arts professionals will select artists and companies that will participate in the official programming.

Please note that applications must be sent before JANUARY 31, 2020, and that a non-refundable CA$125 processing fee will be charged for every submission. 

In 2018, the CINARS Biennale gathered 433 presenters, 424 agents, 712 artists et 331 observers from 54 countries. A unique opportunity to showcase your performance internationally.

Learn more about the CINARS Biennale by visiting CINARS’ website; Read the official programming policies; Fill out the application form.

A BIENNALE NOT TO BE MISSED! Don’t miss one of the most important international showcases and networking events which has made a name for itself as a must-see multidisciplinary performing arts event. Today, the CINARS Biennale brings together more than 1900 professionals, hailing from 54 countries, who discover, over the course of a week, more than 250 performances from Canada and abroad and participate in workshops, conferences and networking events.


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