FORUM 2018

FORUM 2018 is currently under development. Check back here as we continue to update and add to the information.

FORUM 2018: Entr’arts / Between the Arts

May 17-20, 2018 – Victoriaville/Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Presented by the Canadian New Music Network in collaboration with the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), the Department of Music at Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Groupe Le Vivier.

FORUM 2018 focuses not only on what is happening between the arts, it will be split between two locations: Victoriaville and Montréal. What could be more dynamic?

This edition, the forum is paired with Groupe Le Vivier’s international meeting NewMusic MTL (Victoriaville portion), which brings together 35 new music presenters from Europe, Canada and the United States: a unique networking opportunity. What’s more, you can hear amazing concerts – in Victoriaville at FIMAV, and in Montreal too!

Migrating across / inhabiting the spaces between: inter-arts is the theme

Concerts are produced that combine music with all kinds of other expressions; artists of all stripes create in areas outside their training; music is paired with non-artistic disciplines. Concern for control through specialization and lonely creative process have given way to enthusiasm for the possibilities generated by collaboration and the transfer of ideas from one medium to another, one person to another. Could the very relinquishing of control be the attraction? The reasons, no doubt, are mysterious and many. And you can be sure that we’ll hear about them – in Victoriaville, in Montréal, and in the spaces (and the buses) between.

Call for Proposals

Want to take part in the FORUM in a bigger way? Submit your programming proposal by January 15, 2018. Please help spread the news. Share this web page URL through email, social media, newsletters, etc. A bilingual print-friendly announcement is available – FORUM 2018 OPEN CALL (PDF) – for doors, notice boards, etc.

Should you be there? Yes!

This will be CNMN’s eighth national FORUM, and each one is a valuable opportunity to connect face to face with people from across this great big land who believe in the value of the new music experience and seek to promote this value across Canada: artistic directors, performers, improvisers, composers, educators, presenters, researchers, arts administrators, artist managers, producers, publishers, music lovers and more….Everybody is welcome!

We are eagerly anticipating our upcoming FORUM, Canada’s premiere new music networking event held biennially in a different city each time and featuring a fascinating combination of activities. Registration is reduced for CNMN members – even cheaper than the non-member registration fee with the cost of CNMN membership factored in. We aim to attract as many members of the national new music community as possible – please tell everyone you know about it!

Contact Us

If you would like to volunteer or help in any way, or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to communicate with us.


Subject to change without prior notification (Oct. 31, 2017)