MONTREAL, August 4th 2016 – The International ArtsGames Committee (IAC) invites media and partners to the ArtsGames global press launch. It kicks off with a press conference, followed by a prestigious showcase event in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016.
The ArtsGames has gathered the largest association of international arts and entertainment competitions coming together on one stage. More than 1,000 competitions representing 5 art forms will be supplying the judges and talent to compete in the inaugural games in the host city of Montreal in 2018. The winning artists will be awarded the first gold, silver and bronze medals of the ArtsGames.
The ArtsGames in 5 points:
- The objective of the ArtsGames is to cast a net around the world’s greatest artists who wish to elevate their nation to the highest step of the podium;
- The first nation vs nation, mutli-disciplinary medaled arts competition;
- For the first edition, five art forms representing 33 disciplines will be presented in dance, music, media arts, visual arts and literature;
- Qualifying rounds for select categories will start with online auditions in fall 2016. The 2017 ArtsGames Auditions are the final qualifying rounds for all categories, and the winners will advance to the 2018
- ArtsGames competitions will be held every two years in bid-winning cities throughout the world;
Arts luminaries and leading arts organizers are at various stages of forming a structure that is comparable to sports federations. The following commissioners and officials include leaders of established arts organizations that will populate more than 33 disciplines of the ArtsGames competitions.
- Asa Boxer, Director of the ArtsGames Commissions, President of Montreal International Poetry real Prize, Montreal, Canada,
- Glen Kwok, Music Commissioner, Director of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, USA
- Benjamin Woodroffe, General Secretary, World Federation of International Music Competition, Geneva, Switzerland
- Fritz Thom, Music Vice-Commissioner, President of the International Jazz Festival Organization, Vienna, Austria
- Michael Wendt, Dance Commissioner, President of the International Dance Organization, Hamburg, Germany
- Bill Fowler, Dance Vice-Commissioner, Lifetime Honorary President of International Dance Organization, Boston, USA
- Mehdi Benboubakeur, Media Arts Commissioner, Director of Printemps Numérique, Montréal, Canada
- Chief Bowie Bowei, Director of the International ArtsGames Drumming Federation, Lagos, Nigeria
- Iva Adamo, Visual Arts Vice-Commissioner, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Canada
They will attend the press conference and will be available for interviews.
RSVP and interview requests
In Rio during the events
1 514 349-7778
In Montreal during the events
1 514 796-9159