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Ongoing Initiatives

Empty theatre with a blue light wash over the stage area.
Dow Centennial Centre Shell Theatre, City of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

INTERNATIONAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE 2020 (IMDI2020)

Digital Pilot Program

As a response to current COVID-19 pandemic conditions and a means to forward plan for the return of live international exchange in a post recovery environment, CAPACOA is convening a digital exchange around key markets of interest. 

The IMDI2020 is immersing a virtual delegation in a series of networking meetings that explore programming visions and objectives, planning and processes, and current market conditions. The project launched early in fall 2020.

Recognizing that Canadian presenters have a front-line perspective of the value and logistics of touring and are uniquely positioned as catalysts for collaborative exchange, presenter participants are asked to introduce and endorse Canadian export-ready artists to the international cohort, and in turn, be introduced to artists from the target export market.

Project Objectives

  • To build reciprocal relationships with key organizations in target international markets
  • To promote the discoverability and touring potential of Canadian artists 
  • To uncover potential co-productions with significant international companies
  • To build strong international networks in the performing arts 
  • To tour Canadian and international artists by working directly with venues
  • Artist to artist relationships

Target Markets

Argentina

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Edinburgh

Mexico

Nordic Focus: Denmark + Norway

Taiwan

Australia & New Zealand

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