Arts Touring Alliance

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is a provincial, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and assist the development of a strong performing arts touring industry in Alberta.  We do this by providing performance opportunities, professional development, publications, web-based data and knowledge sharing.

Find the latest up to date news, sector job postings, call for artists, and more via the Arts Touring Alliance website and our monthly e-newsletter: deTour.

Arts Touring Alliance Professional Development Sponsorship Workshops with Presenter Cameron Smillie

Arts Touring Alliance Professional Development  Sponsorship Workshops with Presenter Cameron Smillie Saturday, February 23     Calgary Sunday, February 24     Edmonton Registration Deadline: February 12 The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is pleased to host an interactive and fun day looking at steps to securing sponsorship. Valuable for both Presenters and Artists, this one-day session will […]

Webinar Series for Arts Presenters 2019

The Webinar Series for Arts Presenters returns for 2019 with four free webinars. This year’s webinars will be open to all, but will be particularly geared towards volunteer presenters. Topics were determined based on your feedback. Our first webinar, coming up on Tuesday, January 15th, will help you start the new year off right with self-care strategies […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

The Board and Staff of the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  All the very best in 2019! Our offices will be closed from December 21st to January 2nd, so we wish you all the best and we will see you again in the new year.

The Alberta Touring Calendar hosted by the Arts Touring Alliance has a comprehensive list of events presented by Arts Touring Alliance Members throughout the province.

Cathy Jones & Bruce McCulloch

Expect to miss some of the rapid-fire material when Cathy Jones and Bruce McCulloch invade The Arden Theatre with their latest stand-up shows in a “not to be missed” double bill. The truth is, you’ll be laughing so hard, that you might not catch every punch line these two superstar figures in Canadian comedy deliver. […]

Montreal Guitar Trio and California Guitar Trio

We know Airdrie loves guitar shows and this amazing show features six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US). The California Guitar Trio (CGT) and the Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-six-string ‘phenomensemble’. In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT’s steel stringed-guitars blend […]

Rapid Fire Theatre presents Off Book The Improvised Musical

A fun night of improv. This cast of four performers and a pianist improvise a musical, on the spot, from an audience suggestion. Award winning and entertaining.

Horizon Stage Presents: The Young Novelists

The Young Novelists are a Toronto-based band fronted by husband and wife Graydon James and Laura Spink. Since 2009 they have played stages across the U.S. and Canada, released three full-length albums, won numerous awards, and received continuous praise for their unmatched, effortless harmonies. Their last record, made us strangers, landed them a Canadian Folk […]

Loudon Wainwright III

With over two dozen albums to his credit, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the most prolific American singer-songwriters of his generation, period. When it comes to examining the day-to-day trials and tribulations of life, and relaying them with literary aplomb, a wink and a nod, he belongs alongside the talents of the esteemed Randy […]


EAST COAST Music Award Winners 2017 FANS’ CHOICE VIDEO Canadian Folk Music Award Winners Hillsburn is a powerhouse. Their songs are timeless, their sound every bit as anthemic as Florence + The Machine’s, but with soaring three-part harmonies thrown in for good measure. After touring extensively in support of their award-winning debut in Canada and […]

Leela Gilday

A passionate singer/songwriter and soulful performer, Leela Gilday has a voice that comes straight from the heart. Confessing her stories to her audiences with a gutsy voice and open stage presence, Gilday weaves her experiences as a northerner, a member of the Dene nation, and a traveler into a beautiful world that transports the listener. […]

Harry Manx

Harry Manx is a Canadian musician who blends blues, folk music, and Hindustani classical music. His official website describes his music as being a “blend Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues, add a sprinkle of gospel and some compelling grooves and you’ll get Manx’s unique “mysticssippi” flavour.”

Harry Manx at the Empress Theatre

– Blending folk, blues and classical Indian songs performed on his signature 20-stringed mohan veena, Harry Manx will bring his bewitching musical style to the Empress Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The Canadian, multi-award winning instrumentalist also plays the slide guitar, harmonica, six-string banjo and stomp box. Born on the Isle […]