Connecting Canadian Interdisciplinary Artists
This site is sponsored by the Quebec Interdisciplinary Arts Network (RAIQ)

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Three interdisciplinary art companies (bluemouth inc from Toronto, Vancouver’s Radix Theatre and Les Productions Nathalie Derome from Montreal) met at Toronto’s Free Fall Festival in October 2002. We were inspired by each other’s work and stimulated by the opportunity to meet other artists classified as “interdisciplinary,” and concluded that there exists a real need for a pan-Canadian interdisciplinary artist’s network, in order to share ideas, approaches and information regarding our work. And so, Popstart was born.

With Popstart we wish to start a swell of popular support for interdisciplinary art. It is necessary and urgent for artists to organize themselves and to exchange information regarding their artistic practice, as well as the problems and challenges of production and dissemination of interdisciplinary creation, which resemble each other from one end of the country to the other. We dream that this too big country of ours finally becomes navigable for interdisciplinary creation.

Thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, we have built this website. In it, we would like to include as many interdisciplinary artists, production companies, artist-run-centres and presenters interested in this sector, as possible. We invite you to become a part of our network, and to have the opportunity to promote your work on the Popstart website.

We are now in phase two of the project, thanks to repeated support from the Canada Council for the Arts as well as help from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec and the Quebec Interdisciplinary Arts Network (RAIQ).

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