Alain Paré receives the NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

Alain Paré at the Canadian Arts Presenting Association's (CAPACOA) 26th annual conference.

The National Arts Centre is pleased to announce that Alain Paré has been awarded the 2014 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts. The award was be presented at a special dinner during the Canadian Arts Presenting Association’s (CAPACOA) 26th annual conference on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Alain Paré is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of CINARS, the International Exchange for the Performing Arts, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.  Held every two years in Montreal, CINARS gathers together nearly 1,000 presenters, producers, observers, agents and artists from more than 40 countries.  Since its inception, CINARS has served as a springboard for a number of artists who are now internationally renowned, including Robert Lepage, La La La Human Steps, Karen Young, Dave St-Pierre, I Musici, and Les 7 doigts de la main.  Mr. Paré has also served on the boards of a number of organizations, including ADISQ, the Festival International de la Chanson de Granby, Festivals Montreal, and Diagramme Gestion Culturelle. 

“I’m moved by this recognition and proud to be considered among those who helped promote the performing arts internationally,” said Mr. Paré upon hearing about the award. 

Established in 1992, the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring honours exceptional achievement in fostering the touring of live performing arts in Canada.  The recipient is chosen from nominations solicited from within the industry and is selected by a committee composed of presenters, artists, administrators, the National Arts Centre and CAPACOA

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