April deTour: Membership News & Announcements

The New North Collective is looking to fill dates October 10th and 11th.

NNC is a music and film project from Northern Canada that toured last January in Alberta to 4 communities – Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, The Esplanade, The Arden and Banff Centre.

The New North Collective (NNC) is an ensemble of performing artists from Yukon and Northwest Territories including spoken word artist/bassist Pat Braden and composer/performer Carmen Braden from the NWT; singer/songwriter Diyet from the Kluane First Nation, guitarist/ songwriter Graeme Peters, and percussionist Robert Van Lieshout from the Yukon; with multi- instrumentalist/ producer Jan de Vroede from Greenland bringing a circumpolar element. Together, they explore their ideas of north – from the land to the people; from the traditional to the contemporary. Their shared music focuses on an in-depth look at being a northern person and a northern artist with the impact of change, geography and community on the music they create. The music is diverse and skillful, representative of a multitude of genres include jazz, folk, new music, spoken word, and rock. There is a common goal to discard the stereotypes of the region and the people who live in rural and remote northern communities. This music and media arts event, Outside, is current, traditional, and thought provoking for diverse audiences.

More info about NNC can be found http://maverickcooperative.com/new-north-collective/


The Loft Art Gallery & Gift Shop of the Art Society of Strathcona County


Saturdays & Sundays through July 8, 2018 (exc long weekends) noon to 4 pm, at the  Ottewell Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park.

Check out the artwork of the feature member artist:

Dianna Sapara

As well as new artwork and artist-made gifts from other member artists of the Society.

www.artstrathcona.com   or  artsoc@telus.net






Membership Renewals, Profiles, & Events

With so many membership renewals coming due we want to refresh everyone on the basics of Membership Renewals, Profile Updates, and How to Upload Events to the calendar.

How do I renew my membership?

  • Login to your account
  • You will be directed to the membership dashboard. Click on the “My Account” button.
  • From the “My Account” dashboard select “My Subscriptions”
  • Click on the “View” button next to your subscription
  • Scroll down to “Related Orders” and next to your current order select “Pay”
  • On the next screen select your preferred method of payment and select “Place Order”

Note: Please follow the above steps even if you plan on paying by cheque so we will know to expect a cheque from you.

How do I update my profile?

  • Login to your account
  • If you haven’t already, renew your account (see: How do I renew my membership?)
  • From the membership dashboard, under the “Membership Dashboard” menu click on “My Profile”
  • You will be redirect to your profile page. Select “Edit”
  • From there you will be able to edit various bits of profile information

How do I add my events to the calendar?

  • Login to your account
  • If you haven’t already, renew your account (see: How do I renew my membership?)
  • From the membership dashboard, under the “Quick Links” menu click on “Add Event”
  • You will be redirect to the event entry form which you can fill out and then submit
    • Don’t forget to add an Event Image
    • Suggested format for Event Titles: (Organization Name) Presents: (Event)

Have additional question about Arts Touring Alliance Membership?

Check out our collection of Frequently Asked Questions

Be Prepared: Supporting Volunteers for Success (for professional presenters)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM MDT – 10:00:00 AM MDT

Be Prepared: Supporting Volunteers for Success (for volunteer presenters)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4:30:00 PM MDT – 5:30:00 PM MDT

Volunteers are vital to many arts organizations, but it is important to remember that they are not paid staff with professional training. Volunteers need to be oriented, trained and supported if you expect them to be engaged and active in your organization. What do these terms really mean? What does it take for an organization to get volunteers integrated into the day to day activities where they are so badly needed and necessary? What can you do to ensure that volunteers feel comfortable about their roles and support them in fulfilling your mission? The answer to these questions is the focus of two webinars – one aimed at presenters that are volunteer-run with no staff and the other for presenters with professional staff at the helm. The emphasis is the same on orientation, training and support, but the tools and methods might be different. The end result we hope is the same – well prepared volunteers ready to be ambassadors for the arts!

For more great webinars or to register: https://ontariopresents.ca/webinar-series

Want to see your news and announcements posted?

Join our membership today and share the details with info@artstouring.com