On Friday, January 7, Québec Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women Christine St-Pierre will be in New York to speak at APAP, the largest performing arts conference in the Americas. This year more than 50 artists and agents from Québec will take part in the event that is being held under the theme "Vision 2021."
Minister St-Pierre will participate in a forum on “Culture in Diplomacy: A New Age for Arts & Cultural Relations.” The panel will also feature U.S. assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs Ann Stock and Eugene Downes, chief executive of Culture Ireland.
The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) brings together close to 4 000 participants coming from the U.S. and abroad. The conference will encourage its participating performing arts presenter membership to “get connected, find solutions,” and build enterprises that are ready for the future.
Minister St-Pierre will also take the opportunity of her visit to New York to meet with Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General for UN Women and former president of Chile.