As a means of ensuring continued international dialogue and exchange, CAPACOA regularly convenes a series of virtual digital exchanges with partners around the globe.
With this in mind, the International Market Development Initiative (IMDI) was launched in September 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This project brought together international gatherings of over 150 presenters/curators/producers and artists from 14 different countries and regions around the world. In addition, as part of our 2021 virtual conference, we also shared digital Snapshots and Showcases that offered more virtual explorations of the lives and works of Canadian and International artists. We also continue to look for opportunities to highlight the work of Canadian and International artists through our bi-weekly Artist Studio Visits.
A key component of the IMDI project has been the opportunity for presenter participants from Canada to introduce and endorse Canadian artists to their international peers, and in turn, be introduced to artists from our partner countries and regions.
As a result of this work, we have created a Digital Artist Directory as a guidebook to the amazing artists involved in all of our IMDI initiatives.
The Digital Artist Directory provides biographies, digital links, social media handles, and contact information for many Canadian and International artists. It features those that participated in our cohort program and Artist Studio Visits, as well as those who were featured in Showcases and Snapshots during our 2021 conference.
The directory is available in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Enjoy perusing through the directory to learn more about these amazing Canadian and International artists, and feel free to share with your networks far and wide!
If you have any questions, please contact CAPACOA’s International Market Development Consultant & Strategist Judy Harquail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Digital Artist Directory was supported in part by a contribution from Global Affairs Canada’s CanExport Associations program
We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada