On January 9, Delegate General Jean-Claude Lauzon kicked off the New Year with a networking reception for Quebec artists’ representatives as well as U.S. presenters taking part in the 2015 Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference. Every year, some of Quebec’s most innovative artists attend APAP, the largest performing arts marketplace in the U.S.
From left, Martin Kagan, Director of Cultural Affairs at Pace University; Jean-Pierre Dion, Director of Cultural Services at Québec Government Office in New York; Jean-Claude Lauzon, Québec's Delegate General in New York.
“Promoting Quebec’s identity and culture has long been a priority of this office, “ said Mr. Lauzon. The APAP conference is a goldmine of opportunities for our artists and agents and I’m confident (U.S.) presenters will have the chance to see a vibrant selection of Québec talents .”
Mr. Lauzon also encouraged the presenters to visit the agents and company representatives in their booth, and to make a special stop at the Canadian Alley and CINARS compound, a Québec not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the export of the performing arts.