Quebec Members: Applications Open, CINARS Quebec on Stage International Markets


CINARS organises network development missions by participating in performing arts conferences and/or markets. A group of agents and companies from different performing arts disciplines form a “Québec en Scène” delegation. CINARS offers support by renting a stand, organises professional cocktail parties in collaboration with the Quebec Delegations abroad and, whenever possible, organises a showcase for Quebec shows. By sharing a stand at international events, agents and representatives of Quebec companies can attend markets at a lower cost and enjoy greater visibility.

Opening date of the call for applications: 20 March 2024
Application deadline: 10 April 2024
Selection announcement date: 22 April 2024

28 au 31 août 2024

Düsseldorf, Germany


Internationale Tanzmesse is the largest professional meeting place for contemporary dance. As a forum for exchange, knowledge transfer and networking, the Tanzmesse is an important meeting place for international dance-makers. Every two years at the end of August, up to 1,500 international exhibitors and visitors gather in Düsseldorf to present a wide range of aesthetic expressions and artistic practices.

PAMS – Performing Arts Market in Seoul

8 to 11 October 2024
Seoul, South Korea


PAMS is the most important event for contemporary performing arts in Korea and a platform for Asian and international performing arts professionals. It supports the creation, production and dissemination of works throughout the world. With its high-quality showcases, exhibition hall and variety of training and networking programmes, it provides a framework for exchanges between performing arts professionals from Korea and abroad.

HKPAX – Hong Kong Performing Arts Expo

14 to 18 October 2024
Hong Kong


To strengthen the global network of arts institutions in the region and beyond, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is organising the Hong Kong Performing Arts Expo (HKPAX, pronounced “Hong-Kong-pax”) from 14 to 18 October 2024, presenting exhibition programmes, international showcases, pitch sessions, conferences, exhibitions and networking activities to encourage interaction and promote exchanges between arts professionals from China, including Hong Kong, and around the world.

SPAF – Shangai Performing Arts Fair

17 to 21 October 2024
Shanghai, China


ChinaSPAF is the performing arts market of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival, an international performing arts festival created in 1999. ChinaSPAF is a leading annual market and the ideal place to discover new Chinese creations and meet performing arts creators and professionals from all over the world.

WOMEX – World Music Expo

23 to 27 October 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom


WOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event features an exhibition hall, showcases, conferences and film programming. The event now brings together more than 2,500 delegates and 1,500 companies from over 90 countries. The showroom hosts over 700 exhibiting companies from some fifty countries. More than 60 showcases are on display.

APAP – Association of Performing Arts Presenters

10 to 14 January 2025
New York, United States


APAP is the members’ conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. Held annually in New York, it is the largest networking forum in the United States for performing arts professionals. More than 3,600 presenters, artists, managers and agents from all 50 U.S. states and over 30 countries converge for five days of professional development, business deals and performances. The exhibition hall is a major networking area with 370 exhibitors. More than 1,000 showcases are organised, creating a mini-festival of the performing arts in New York.



Be an agent, representative of an artistic company or artist with its head office in Quebec (note that we welcome one representative per company only);
Represent at least one show in dance, theatre, circus or music that is ready and available for international touring.
Have the financial and human resources required to undertake marketing in the regions concerned
Demonstrate an interest in establishing new collaborative interactions and have international touring experience.



  • The artistic quality of the project submitted;
  • The potential for touring in the target territories;
  • The correlation between the artistic nature of the company and events and festivals.


  • Participation fee (if selected): CAN$500 + tax for each of the face-to-face conferences.
  • Other costs: transport, accommodation and per diem paid by participants for a face-to-face event.


These activities are subject to CINARS obtaining adequate funding. A full refund will be made if the event is cancelled.

CINARS is responsible for coordinating all aspects of meetings and communications, as follows

  • Communications: kiosk, website, company promotion newsletter, invitations, etc.
  • Site visits for prospecting missions (venues and festivals
  • Encourage networking with local professionals
  • Presentations (pitches) of Quebec creations and productions, where appropriate]
  • Receptions in collaboration with general delegations where appropriate

Following its missions, we will request a report from the Quebec participants and share the information with the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec (MCCQ) and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).

We encourage applications from visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who can contribute to the diversification of theatre, dance, circus and music.


If you have any questions, please contact Yves Sheriff at

Thanks to our partners: Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Délégations générales du Québec.