MONTREAL, August 23, 2022 /CNW/ – The long months of the pandemic have been tough on cultural organizations. The government of Canada supported these organizations during this difficult time as they looked for other ways of doing things. After two hybrid editions, the 23rd edition of the MUTEK Festival arrives this year in the halls of the Quartier des Spectacles.
The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguezconfirmed the government of from Canada renewed support for the organization and funding announced for the 23rd edition of the MUTEK international festival of digital creativity and electronic music.
Canadian Heritage, through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will provide financial support to $132,500 for the 2022 edition. In addition to this amount, MUTEK will also benefit from the Audience Reengagement Fund for Professional Arts Presenting Organizations, an initiative aimed at helping arts communities recover from the pandemic. Part of the funding will facilitate creative export, notably through MUTEK Forum, the festival’s professional marketplace that invites cultural producers and buyers from some 30 countries to discover Canadian talent.
“It’s great to see the return of the MUTEK festival in person! With a rich program of unique shows, festival-goers will once again be able to share unforgettable moments. We are proud to be part of such an innovative event, which celebrates the creative power of our artistic communities and promotes them beyond our borders.”
—Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant
“MUTEK is a mecca for electronic music and audiovisual performance that shows the world what Montreal has to offer. MUTEK is also a community of talented artists, dedicated employees and generous partners who take advantage of this to pool their strengths and work towards a common goal. .”
—Sophie Darsigny, Co-General Manager, MUTEK
After two years of hybrid presentations, the MUTEK Festival returns to the performance halls of the Quartier des spectacles in August 23 to 28, 2022.
The event includes over 80 public performances featuring contemporary soundscapes and visual worlds created by over 100 artists from 21 countries.
This year’s festival venues are all within walking distance of each other. The main sites of the festival are the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), the MTELUS and the Maisonneuve Theater at Place des Arts. MUTEK’s first-ever free outdoor stage will take place on the new Esplanade Tranquille, the center of the festival.
Of August 23 to 26, 2022, the MUTEK Forum will host a series of professional events at the Agora du Cœur des sciences d’Hydro-Québec at UQÀM. Conference visitors can attend lectures, panels, workshops and master classes on artificial intelligence, XR technology, blockchain, innovative art practices and other relevant topics.
The Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series (arts presenters). The fund also supports organizations and projects to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and provide the financial means needed to resume activities.
The CAPF Creative Export Envelope makes strategic investments for international presenters to participate in Canadian performing arts festivals and events in order to expose them to from Canada artists.
The objective of the Audience Re-engagement Fund for Professional Arts Presenters is to help stimulate the revival of the arts presenter sector by supporting professional arts festivals, presenters of performing arts series and eligible presenter support organizations, for targeted activities to encourage audiences to return to the performing arts.
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
Creative Export Canada
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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