The Japan Foundation
Performing Arts Network Japan
Mexico: Gateway to the Americas
Mexico: Gateway to the Americas
Hamburgo 115, colonia Juarez Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, 06600, Mexico DF
Tel. +52-55-1253-9048
Fax. +52-55-1253-9056
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Mexico: Gateway to the Americas  
Gateway to the Americas is a Latin American arts support organization established in 2002 by the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the U.S. - Mexico Arts Trust Fund. It is involved in promoting the performing arts in the Americas and overseas by supporting networking between artists, arts markets, facilities and producers. In addition to engaging in projects for the spread and development of the performing arts in Latin America, the organization also holds a biennial arts market (plans call for the third arts market to be held in Mexico City in June of 2006). The organization participated in the New York APAP in January 2005 and is also participating in the Tokyo Performing Arts Market in recent years with the aim of establishing a touring network extending to Asia as well as the Americas and Europe.
+Main programs planned for the third Gateway to the Americas arts market (2006)
Gateway to the Americas “Third Performing Arts Encounter
Dates: June 1 - 4, 2006

[Performances, showcases]
·Music, theater dance, etc., performances by over 40 artists/groups representing Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean region
·Presentations in over 35 culture facilities (seating capacity 200 - 8,000) around Mexico City
Presentation venues:
Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts)
Auditorio Nacional (National Auditorium)
the theaters of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA)
the National Center for the Arts (Centro Nacional de las Artes-CENART)
[Seminars, Symposiums, Meetings]
·Seminars, symposiums and meetings on various subjects by well-known presenters
[Arts Market]
·Over 160 presentations
·Expected attendance of over 20,000 from around the world
·Expected participation by over 500 presenters and artists from Mexico, Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean region, the USA, Canada and Europe

Application period: Jan. 11 to May 30, 2006 (discounts on applications made before May 8, 2006)
Application period for booth presenters: Nov. 2005 - April, 2006
Artist registration deadline: April, 2006