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A Virtual Market for Creative Minds and Connexions

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In this second year of fully embracing a hybrid format, MUTEK Forum is excited to extend its virtual market activities, which aim to connect Québec and Canadian and international artists with creative companies, festivals, curators, promoters, and cultural organizations and institutions. The market is an opportunity for participants to stand out in the milieu, explore the latest in digital artistic practices and engage in inspiring conversations with peers. More than 100 companies and organizations from 38 countries have already confirmed their participation including:

Abuja Art Week NI Amplify Music US AnD Festival UK Ars Electronica AT Art Center NABI KR Arts at CERN CH ARTYPICAL RU Baltic Contemporary Music Network EE Beatclub US Beyond The Frame JP B39 KR Casa Axxon US Chilemusica CL Chronus Arts Center CN Circulart CO Citizen City AUS CPH:DOX DK Creative Economy Agency TH CTM Festival DE c/o pop DE Digi.logue TR Discwoman US Ditto Music FuturX AR EKKO Festival NO Electric South SA Endemico MX Estonian Composers’ Union EE Fabbula FR Fak'ugesi Festival SA FilmGate Miami US FIMPRO MX Fridaymilk RU Future Everything UK GiiÖii KR Gray Area US HELLERAU - European Centre for the Arts DE Hong Kong Arts Center CN IMESUR CL IMI Chile CL Inphase US Insomnia Festival NO Institute for Sound and Music DE Intonal Festival SE Inversia Festival RU Irtijal Festival LB Justice Fund US Kaohsiung VR Film Lab TW Keychange CA Linecheck Festival IT Lunchmeat Festival CZ LyricFind US Magnetic Asia CN Magnetic Fields Festival IND MaMA Festival FR Media Architecture Institute & Biennale AUS Meet Factory CZ MIGZ Festival RU MONOM DE Museum of Transitory Art SI Musikcentrum Öst SE MUTEK.AE AE MUTEK.AR AR MUTEK.ES ES MUTEK.JP JP MUTEK.MX MX MUTEK.SF US New Media Caucus RU NEW NOW DE NIFFF CH NODE Forum DE Norient DE Novas Frequencias BR NRMAL Festival MX O Cinema US ORF AT Refraction CAN Reworks Festival GR Rotondes Festival LU Semibreve Festival PT Somerset House Studios UK Sónar ES Sónar Hong Kong CN Sonica Glasgow UK Splice US Streaming Museum US SXSW US Taipei Digital Center TW The Bass Valley ES TPAM JP transmediale DE Twitch Partnerships US Urban Screens Production AUS Virtuality AR VRHAM! DE WAVLNGHT IND WISE CN xtopia TR York Mediale UK

This edition will mark the beginning of a new collaboration with Air Canada for Business as a Program Partner, who will present the programming team’s official selection of 20 Québec and Canadian artists, all embodying the most cutting-edge developments in the national artistic community. In addition to benefiting from specific support in training and presentation, these artists will be offered 1-on-1 meetings with international buyers throughout the Forum dates.

Official market selection - presented by Air Canada for Business

Alex Tibbitts US/QC Brad Todd CA/QC Ciel CN/QC Cinzia Campolese IT/QC France Jobin CA/QC GOLPESAR CA/QC Jeremy Rotsztain CA/US Jonathan Kawchuk CA/QC Lucas Paris CA/QC Martin Bootyspoon CA/QC Matthew Cardinal CA Myriam Bleau CA/QC Myriam Boucher CA/QC Olivia Mc Gilchrist FR/JA/QC Phèdre CA Pierre-Luc Lecours CA/QC Stéphanie Castonguay CA/QC Thisquietarmy CA/QC Woulg CA/QC Xuan Ye CN/CA

Beyond Canadian artists, a selection of 50 innovative projects in digital creativity and electronic music will be presented, hand-picked by the Forum’s past and present partners. The virtual market will also feature a number of thematic roundtables, offering a unique opportunity to network and interact directly with Forum speakers, industry experts and other participants in a privileged and interactive context.

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About MUTEK Forum

In parallel to the Festival, the MUTEK Forum is back for its seventh edition from Tuesday, August 24 to Thursday, September 2 on our virtual platform. This market for ideas aims to bring together artists and companies in digital creativity and electronic music, with the goal of exploring the latest artistic practices while stimulating reflection on the ethical and political issues related to technology and the digital world. Artificial intelligence, extended reality (XR), immersive creation and crypto art are among the many themes that will be explored by more than 100 local and international speakers through 60 activities.

For a second consecutive year, the Forum will also feature a virtual market that facilitates networking by showcasing Québec, Canadian and international artists to buyers from around the world. More than 750 participants, including over 200 distributors, representing 400 different organizations and companies from over 50 countries, will gather on the online platform to attend conferences, panels and workshops, and to develop artistic connections and business opportunities.

About Air Canada for Business
Air Canada for Business is a free program designed for small and medium-sized companies to help them save on business travel, earn rewards and enjoy exclusive member offers.

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