Important Dates

Important dates until the CINARS Biennale 2022


7-12 November 2022

WINTER 2021 / 2022

Opening of call for applications for the official programming in December 2021

  • Early bird rate - until January 19 2022
  • Regular rate - until February 9 2022


Call for applications Project Presentations

Call for applications My First Biennale


Opening of registration for the exhibitors, presenters and observers

Opening of registration for OFF-CINARS

November 7-12, 2022: 20th CINARS Biennale.

We announce the calls, the registration opening, etc. through our Newsletters and on our Facebook page. Follow us and subscribe to our Newsletters to be informed. Looking forward to see you from November 7 to 12 2022.


The registration counter will be located at the reception of the "Congress" level of the Hotel Bonaventure.

A registration badge gives access to all of CINARS Biennale’ activities, except for the OFF-CINARS showcases, which are open primarily to presenters, and for the Gala Dinner, which requires prior reservation and costs $85 CAD.

Registration badges are strictly individual and non-transferable.

The registration counter is also the place to address any general queries you may have regarding the event and to reserve tickets for the OFF-CINARS performances.



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Booths are made of curtains attached on metal tubes.

A booth or half-booth rental includes:

  • 1 identification panel (only one name per identification panel)
  • 2 chairs
  • 1 table + tablecloth: booth 6’x 2’ (1.8 m x 0.6 m) / half booth 4’x 2’ (1.2 m x 0.60 m)
  • 1 waste basket
  • 1 badge (with option of obtaining additional badges)


In 2014, CINARS introduced an alternative for agencies and artistic companies: table rentals. A cozy space located in a strategic spot of the exhibition hall will be furnished with numbered tables. It is possible to rent one of these tables instead of a classic booth and make it your company's address for the three exhibition days. A table creates a less formal atmosphere conducive to exchanging ideas freely with the future collaborators you will meet at the Biennale.

A table rental includes:

  • 1 identification panel (only one name per identification panel)
  • 3 chairs
  • 1 bistro table
  • 1 exhibitor badge (additional badges not an option)


Installation of stands:

Exhibitors may set up their stands on Wednesday, 9 November 2022, between 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Dismantling of stands:

Exhibitors may dismantle their stands between 12:00 and 13:00 on Saturday 12 November 2022. No stand may be dismantled before this time.

General schedule Biennale CINARS 2022

Mobile Application

Information coming soon

Advertising opportunities & Partnerships

The CINARS Biennale offers different advertising opportunities and partnerships that provide exposure for artistic companies and organizations that wish to stand out from the rest of the participants during and after the event. Many opportunities suited for all budgets.

Click here to discover our advertising offers

Book your ad here

For more information:
Contact Isabelle
+1 514 842 5866 #105

Where to Stay

The official hotel of the CINARS Biennale 2022 is the Hôtel Bonaventure. Many of the event's activities take place at this hotel, such as the exhibition hall, workshops and some networking activities.

Click HERE to book a room. Preferential rate valid until October 24 or according to the limit of available places.

Reservations can also be made by phone by contacting the reservations department at 514 878 2332.

Hôtel Bonaventure

900 De La Gauchetière Street West
Montreal, Québec, H5A 1E4

Click HERE to access the Hôtel Bonaventure website.

Coming to Montreal


Here is some information to help ease your stay.



From the airport, there are two options to get to downtown Montreal:
  • If you wish to take a taxi, it will take about 30 minutes (in off-peak hours) to get to the hotel. Taxis ask for a fixed rate of CAN$40 to take you to a downtown destination.
  • You could also take a bus. The 747 shuttle takes about 40 minutes and will drop you off near the hotel (stop: René-Lévesque/Mansfield). A ticket is CAN$10. You can ask the driver to let you know when you've reached the stop.

Airport website:

Société des Transports de Montréal (STM) website:


If you arrive by train, you will get off at Central Station, 895 De la Gauchetière West. The train station is located close to the Bonaventure Hotel.

From Canada:

From the United States: Amtrak, toll-free number: 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)


The Bonaventure Hotel and the performance venues (with the odd exception) are all very close to each other. Many places can be easily reached by foot. The CINARS Biennale will also be providing a shuttle service for some official program activities located further away.

Here are the taxi rates in Montreal:
  • CAN$3.50 base fare + CAN$1.80 per km + CAN$0.65 per minute waiting.

Uber is also available in Montreal.

To get around by bus and metro:
  • 1 trip: CAN$3.50; 1-day pass: CAN$10; 3-day pass: CAN$19.50; weekly pass: CAN$26.75.

For more information about public transit in Montreal:


Certain streets are divided into two parts: East (Est in French) and West (Ouest in French) with two equivalent numbers for each side. For example, there is a 100 Sherbrooke East and a 100 Sherbrooke West, and they are in two different locations. As a point of reference, St-Laurent Boulevard divides the city into East and West.


The currency used in Montreal is the Canadian dollar. You can get information on exchange rates by navigating this website. You can change your money into Canadian dollars at foreign exchange offices and in banks.
Most hotels and restaurants accept Visa and Mastercard, however we still recommend having a bit of cash on hand since some smaller bars and restaurants don't accept credit cards.

In Canada, it is customary to leave 15% to 20% of the total bill as a tip at restaurants, bars, and when you take a taxi.

In Canada, as in all of North America, the electrical current operates at 110 volts (60 Hz) as opposed to 220 volts (50 Hz) like in Europe and Asia. It might therefore be necessary for you to have an adaptor. You can buy one at the Pierre-Elliot Trudeau airport or in a hardware store.

The temperature in November usually varies from -2 °C to + 5°C (around 23°F to 37°F) with an average of 93 mm of precipitation.
You can consult local weather conditions on the Météomédia website.


Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the date of your departure.

IMPORTANT: Since March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.

To determine if you need an ETA or a visa to visit or transit through Canada, please click HERE.

Online application for an ETA is quick and easy. You need a valid passport or other accepted travel document, a credit card, and an e-mail address. Applications are usually processed within a few minutes.

If you have to transit through the U.S., visit the U.S. Department of State website to learn about the applicable procedures.

Event Partners

This fall, CINARS will make Montreal an international center of attraction. Thanks to the numerous partnerships established with leading organizations in the performing arts community. Greetings to all our official partners!


WOMEX – Worldwide Music Expo – is the most international and culturally diverse music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and showcase concerts. The upcoming 28th edition of WOMEX takes place in Lisbon, Portugal from 19-23 October 2022.

Série B

Initiated in 2016 by DLD, Série B is a contemporary dance and performing arts programming presented alongside Biennale CINARS. It invites its audiences to discover, or rediscover, audacious performances by creators with a strong and singular signature.

Presented in various locations in Montreal, Series B 3rd Edition promises to be, like DLD, a unifying event, with exciting artistic vigour.


CINARS is currently looking for dynamic and bilingual volunteers wishing to join its team for the 20th edition of its Biennale, which will be held in Montreal from November 7 to 12.

Volunteers work directly in the field and ensure the success of the conference. They participate in the general registration of delegates in addition to directing participants and helping with certain logistical details during the various activities of the event.

This is a unique opportunity to dive behind the scenes of the broadcast of shows from here and elsewhere!

To register, we invite you to complete the following form before October 22.

Contact : Kaylah Nunnuvero

514-842-5866 #112