Cartel 2016 / Welcome Messages / A Message from: British Council

Building on strong relationships: for its second edition in Montréal, British Council applauds New Music Cartel

As a leading cultural relations organisation, British Council strongly values and develops partnerships, bridging gaps between people through a friendly exchange of knowledge and ideas. We believe in building strong relationships in order to achieve social innovation, creativity and prosperous communities. This is why we are so pleased to be partnered with New Music Cartel for its second edition in Montréal.

Our work in Canada includes developing and nurturing strong connections between communities in Canada with the United Kingdom through programmes and services in the Arts, Education, Society and the English language. Through the Arts, we strive to find new and creative ways of tailoring programmes that are mutually beneficial and help in understanding each other, in order to develop stronger creative sectors. Our work promotes a cultural dialogue which explores the arts potential as a transformative power in our societies, and as a vehicle for knowledge for current and future generations.

For a second edition of New Music Cartel, British Council is proud to be partnered with key international organizations such as Le Vivier (Montréal), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (Huddersfield), SNYK, the Danish centre for contemporary, experimental music and sound art (Copenhagen) and REDCAT (Los Angeles) to nurture a valuable network of leaders in the arts, who will share their expertise and insight that will strengthen the global music community, its artists and its ecosystems.

I would like to congratulate the organizers of this event and also take this opportunity to give a warm welcome to the Canadian and international industry professionals who will attend New Music Cartel to advance a vibrant music sector.

— Mariya Afzal
Country Director
British Council Canada