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.

Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6
780.644.4840 |

On behalf of the ATAA Staff and Board of Directors, our thoughts are with all of you during this unprecedented situation. We hope that we can all support one another so that our sector can emerge from this crisis and continue to sustain live performing arts in the province of Alberta. Shannon and I are both working from our perspective homes but are available by phone, e-mails or video chats. As the days go by, we will endeavour to keep you updated with news for our industry. Stay healthy and safe everybody.

Kennedy Jenson, Executive Director

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Alberta has implemented public health orders restricting mass gatherings and certain businesses and workplace closures to protect Albertans’ health and limit the spread of COVID-19.

A gathering is any event or assembling that brings people together in person, in a single room or single space, indoors or outdoors, at the same time. At this time, it does not include operations in certain workplaces and businesses not specifically defined by the chief medical officer of health.

No gatherings with more than 15 people are allowed, including:

  • conferences
  • workshops
  • worship gatherings
  • family events, such as weddings and funerals
  • social gatherings outdoors

Cancel gatherings with fewer than 15 people if the event:

  • includes any attendees travelling from outside of Canada
  • has, as its focus, attendees who are members of critical infrastructure or critical service roles (e.g. health-care workers, first responders, electric/power workers, telecommunications)
  • includes attendees from demographic groups at greater risk of severe disease, such as people 60 years of age or older and individuals with chronic medical conditions
  • has attendees participating in activities that promote disease transmission (e.g. singing, cheering, close contact, sharing food or beverages, buffet-style meals)
  • is in a space that does not allow for recommended social distancing (at least 2 metres between attendees)

If you violate this public health order and proceed to hold an event with more than 15 attendees, you may be subject to a fine.

For more information please see:

Visit Alberta Health Services and The Public Health Agency of Canada for factual and reliable information on COVID-19.

Some Things To Keep In Mind:

CAPACOA has prepared a comprehensive ‘Preparedness’ document that includes a number of valuable resources updates and information sharing evolving on a daily basis. It’s definitely worth a look.

The Government of Canada’s Economic Response Plan is available for those folks who are self employed.

If you need to see some uplifting creative work right now, check out #CreativeIsolation on Twitter, The Social Distancing Festival, or the many other ways that artists are finding to share their work online!

Upcoming Member Events

Fri 03

Yuk Yuk’s on Tour

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 04

Tim Tamashiro

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 08

DaysArts Presents: Diyet & The Love Soldiers

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 09

Lougheed Centre presents Tim Tamashiro

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2020 Professional Development Series

Alberta Showcase 2020:
Artist Applications Now Open

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents BackStage, a program offering professional workshops for everyone engaged in the business of presenting live performances to the public. BackStage is a day long workshop that will look at the strategies used to produce successful live performance events.


BackStage Workshop Focus:
Social Media and Digital Marketing 2020

Calgary – May 30, 2020
Edmonton – May 31, 2020

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2020

Artist Applications are processed through the I Want to Showcase website.

Great News!! We are extending our deadline:

Wednesday, April 15th!

I Want to Showcase is a collaboration between partner performing arts conferences whose goal is simple: to offer performing artists a showcase application site that’s easy to navigate, understand and use: