Interview: Alain Paré

Alain Pare ThumbnailAlain Paré is the founder and Président-Directeur Général (Chief Executive Officer) of CINARS, Canada’s International Exchange for the Performing Arts. For 17 years, he was a manager and agent for many well-known Quebec artists, as well as the founder of the production company Les Productions Contour. He also served as president and board member of ADISQ for the recording and performance industry. From 1989 to 1994, he represented the Conseil Francophone de la Chanson as vice president in North America. The Paris-based Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique retained his services for the organization of 3 editions of the Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain (MASA), which were held in Ivory Coast in 1993, 1995 and 1997. He was also the co-founder in 1999, and the president from February 2000 until June 2001, of Festivals Montréal.

As this year’s CINARS was coming to a close, KadmusArts sat down with Alain to talk about the different approaches to selling the performing arts, and the latest trends in work created for touring.

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