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Forging Collaborative International Relationships at the 2023 Santiago a Mil Festival

A group of Canadian delegates meeting local artists. They are sitting in a circle, in a room with bright lights overhead, black walls and ceiling, a dark floor, and a wall of windows.
Canadian delegation meeting local artists at the Teatro Biobío in Concepción, Chile.

CAPACOA was recently in Santiago, Chile for the 2023 edition of the Santiago a Mil Festival, known as one of the preeminent presenters of contemporary Latin American theatre and performing arts. 

Every January since 1994, Santiago becomes a meeting place for arts presenters from around the globe to participate in unique events, share unforgettable experiences and to start conversations based on multiple artistic forms. More than just a series of shows and exhibitions, the festival is also a place of dialogue and learning. Workshops and open conversations are available for everyone who is open to absorbing new perspectives. 

Judy Harquail (International Market Development Consultant and Strategist for CAPACOA) was in attendance to support the following delegation of Canadian artists and presenters:

“The fact that we got to participate live in this event in Chile, after two years getting to know our colleagues virtually through CAPACOA’s Chile-Canada cohort, was extremely moving and exciting.  I was struck by the ongoing dedication and openness our Latin American colleagues have for their work and their artists, and how they generously welcomed us with open arms.  It was a beautiful experience, and I would love to continue these relationships and return one day.”

— Cathy Levy (National Arts Centre), member of the CAPACOA delegation at the 2023 Santiage a Mil Festival

Check out some photos taken by the Canadian delegation during their trip to the 2023 Santiago a Mil Festival.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada’s CanExport Associations program and the Canada Council for the Arts (Arts Abroad: Representation and Promotion grant).

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