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OnStage Workshops 2019

OnStage 2019 Workshops

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents OnStage, a program offering professional feedback to artists who are interested in touring dates in Alberta. OnStage gives musicians, singers, and performing groups an opportunity to meet with a panel of professional musicians and community presenters who are all familiar with Alberta Showcase. Artists present a 10-minute showcase then get feedback from each of the panelists. The panel will react to the performance, critique promotional materials, and can also recommend future directions for artists.


OnStage Edmonton

Sunday, March 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan University
Allard Hall Theatre Lab
11110 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 4, 2019


OnStage Calgary

Sunday, March 24, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Studio Bell
Performance Hall
850 – 4 St. SE, Calgary

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2019


OnStage: Artist Applications

Artist Applications for the OnStage Workshops are subject to a $25 processing fee plus applicable taxes. ($25 + 5%GST = $26.25CAD)

How do I apply?

Contact kennedy@artstouring.com to pay your application fee and send the completed application form and support materials.

OnStage performance slots are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

There are only 6 performance slots available per workshop so get your application in today!

https://www.artstouring.com/onstage/

 

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BVJ Homegrown Stage 2019

BVJ Homegrown Stage is open to applications for 2019!

Homegrown Stage Submission Information

  • The Homegrown Stage is certainly a stage on which to showcase your talent. The real magic of this showcase event is uncovering so many passionate artists who practice and perform for the love of music.
  • In order to be eligible for the showcase, you should be at least 18 years of age or less.
  • Vocalists/Singers – Solo, duets, trios and vocal groups accepted.
  • Genres of music accepted are; country, rock, pop, and folk.
  • No Bands
  • Soloists with accompaniests will be accepted.
  • A panel at Panhandle Productions will review all submissions and select acts based upon quality of their voice, vocal ability and technique.
  • A total of 6-10 Semi-Final acts will be invited to play on the Homegrown Stage at Big Valley Jamboree for a one (1) song performance in a one hour segment between August 1-4, 2019
  • Two (2) acts will be selected from each Semi-Final and will be asked to return to Two Rounds of  Finals on August 4th at 12:00 p.m & 3:00 p.m.
  • One (1) Peoples Choice Award will be selected during each of the 6 Semi-Final hours.
  • The Winner of the top position will be selected at the finals on August  4th between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. and then will be whisked away to Main Stage to be featured in a one (1) song spot during Prime Time 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. August 4th, 2019.

Application Process

The process to the Homegrown Stage and Main Stage BVJ, is to:

  • first fill out a “Homegrown Stage Application Form” below
  • send application to irma@imacmanagement.com
  • send link of your performance video via email to irma@imacmanagement.com
  • once approved you will be contacted to Audition
  • after your audition and if you’re approved you’ll be pre-qualifying at VENUE-TBA (YEG) and then performing at the semi-finals at the Homegrown Stage during BVJ August 1-4, 2019

Please download the Homegrown Stage Information Package and review all information.
Please download the Homegrown Stage Application Form and follow all instructions at the bottom of the Form

Contact: Irma Macpherson irma@imacmanagement.com

Deadline for submissions is: March 15, 2019

Due to the large number of submissions priority will be given to earlier submissions.

Selections committee will notify Family Stage applicants in late March as to their status.

https://www.bigvalleyjamboree.com/bvj/information/contact/artist-submissions

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WAA’s 2019 Juried Showcase

Western Arts Alliance’s 2019 Juried Showcase Applications Are Open

The Juried Showcase is a great way to quickly boost your or your artist’s profile. Selected artists will:

Enjoy exclusive exposure on the website and conference guide
Receive a complementary online and print showcase listing
Secure two complimentary One-Day Artist Passes
Perform before hundreds of Presenters and Delegates

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15 @ 5pm PST

The Juried Showcase Program will take place Tuesday, August 27.

A maximum of seven artists will be selected to perform by a jury of WAA members.

Head to their Juried Showcasing page for more details.

DOWNLOAD the Application Checklist

Juried Showcase FAQs

https://westarts.org/


August 26-29 │ Los Angeles, JW Marriott

The WAA Conference convenes presenters, artists and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The four-day schedule is filled with exhibits, performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. The Commons—our meeting and exhibit space—cultivates discovery, business insight, and connection.

A Focused & Innovative Marketplace

The WAA Conference convenes presenters, artists and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The four-day schedule is filled with exhibits, performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. The Commons—our meeting and exhibit space—cultivates discovery, business insight, and connection.

Explore. Discover. Connect.

Presenters and Arts Associations
From established artists to emerging talent, access artists in every discipline to fit your programming needs and budget. Expand your artistic programming expertise and technical knowledge through our Professional Development courses, in-conference workshops, round-tables, and conversations with peers, while our Independent and Juried Showcases allow you to sample the diverse talents of the delegation.

Artists, Managers, Agents, Consultant/Vendors, and Arts Associations
Share your or your artists’ work with more than 200 presenting organizations based in the West. The Commons format has been developed to best help you connect with presenters and colleagues. Introduce a project to a room full of Presenters during our Discovery Sessions, or enjoy great social and professional networking over local cuisine on a Dine-Around. Broaden your range of practical skills to help plan and achieve effective tours during our Professional Development Institute. Performing artists will find opportunities for stimulating discussions about art and ideas with other artists, agents, and presenters.

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Tim Isberg Releases Third Album Running on the Edge

Tim Isberg Releases Third Album Running on the Edge

Singer, songwriter, soldier and storyteller Tim Isberg, is celebrating the release of his latest album, Running on the Edge, February 22, 7 PM at the Norwood Legion (11150 82 Street NW).

Running on the Edge is inspired by adventures both from around the world and around the human heart. The advance single Yesterday is a poignant testament to veterans: their memories, their pain, their joy, and the yearning to return to say goodbye. A decades-old live recording of solo cellist Valery Volkov – Tim’s father-in-law who died in 2007 – performance with the Syrian National Symphony, comes alive as part of the intriguing Baghdad Cafe. And, the rootsy sound of Learned A Lot and Highway Two speak to growing up in rural Alberta, and the toils of driving a certain highway.

This is Tim’s third full length album, and follows his sophomore ‘Tears Along The Road’ album selected as a Top 25 Favourite by Music Canada. Produced by Miles Wilkinson, Running on the Edge features Marc Ladouceur on guitar & mandolin, Jeff Bradshaw on pedal steel and dobro, Mike Lent on bass, Brendan Lyons on drums, and Stewart MacDougall on keys.

Tickets for Tim Isberg’s Running on the Edge CD Release Party are $20, available online at YegLive or in person at Myhre’s Music (8735 118 Ave). This performance is being presented by the Uptown Folk Club.

For more information, please visit timisberg.com or uptownfolkclub.ca.

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2019 Alberta Showcase: Artist Applications Open!

2019 Alberta Showcase Artist Applications Open!

Deadline to Apply: April 1st

Don’t miss your chance to grace the main stage and connect with Alberta arts presenters.

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

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.

http://www.iwanttoshowcase.ca/alberta-showcase-2019/


Now in its 42nd year, Alberta Showcase brings touring artists together with community presenters searching for artists for special events, concert and performance series, and community celebrations. It is three days of showcasing the top performance artists interested in touring Alberta, that will inspire you!

Every October the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta brings together presenters from across Alberta who are searching for performing artists who will tour in their communities. Many of the soft-seat presenters offer subscription series. Some are simply cafes with one off concerts and events. They are looking for a diverse, challenging line-up of artists with broad audience appeal. Alberta Showcase 2019 will take place October 17-20 at the Shell Theatre in the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (just 30 minutes north of Edmonton). All applications are reviewed by a jury of presenters, performers, and promoters, and the top applicants are selected to showcase over the weekend.


Have questions or looking for advice?

Check out our Artist Applications Page: 

https://www.artstouring.com/alberta-showcase/showcase-applications/

Contact us: info@artstouring.com 

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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 start off with basic strategies and evaluating sponsorship packages that members may already have in place. It will end with some role playing so participants are comfortable going back home with ideas they can implement immediately.

Everyone will receive a sample contract template and benefit bundle template to modify for their home town.  Samples of benefits at past events will be shared by the speaker.


Calgary – Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport
123 Freeport Blvd NE, Calgary

Hotel Discount Available:  If booking a hotel room, please indicate that you are attending the ATAA Sponsorship Workshop for a discount on your room.

Continental breakfast and soup/sandwich lunch included

Deadline for discounted hotel rate: February 4th


Edmonton – Sunday, February 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Delta Edmonton South
4404 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton

Hotel Discount Available: If booking a hotel room, please indicate that you are attending the ATAA Sponsorship Workshop for a discount on your room.

Continental breakfast and soup/sandwich lunch included

Deadline for discounted hotel rate: February 4th


To Register Email:   kennedy@artstouring.com

Fee:     $25.00 + GST = $26.25.  

Payment accepted by credit card or cheque. When registering please indicate which payment you prefer.


With over 25 years experience, Cameron Smillie wears many hats in both the corporate and performing arts world.  Under his company, Live at the Hippo Pool Events Inc., he has the distinction of having presented more of Canada’s Ballet Jorgen engagements than any other presenter, over 30 at last count.

His knowledge and experience in securing sponsorship is vast. To date, he has worked to secure sponsorship for over 60 presented engagements and is therefore sought after by national arts conferences to speak and give advice on this important subject.   His webinars, ‘The Value of Sponsorships – 101 Introduction and 201 Intermediate, have been popular as well and we are delighted to have him come to Alberta and share his knowledge with our members.

Live at the Hippo Pool Events provides consulting services across Canada to a range of clients including the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, Alberta Ballet, Elora Community Theatre; Brampton Arts Council, Ballet Jorgen Canada, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Menaka Thakkar Dance Company and Ballet Kelowna.

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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 for presenters!

The webinar series is a partnership between
Ontario Presents and the Atlantic Presenters Association


Coming Up Next: Self-care for Presenters

Facilitator: Matthew Eldridge, Clinic Coordinator at the Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, Noon EST

Find Out More and Register >>


Past Webinars and Resources

Recorded webinars from the past four years are available for convenient viewing anytime at ontariopresents.ca. Explore important topics from volunteer recruitment to budget management with these free resources.

View webinars from past years:


Ontario Presents gratefully acknowledges the following public funders:

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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.

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Funding Increase for Calgary Arts Sector

Civic Coalition Drives Unprecedented Funding Increase for Calgary Arts Sector

December 11, 2018 (Calgary, AB) – Creative Calgary, a non-partisan civic coalition of artists, arts executives, philanthropists and city builders, is celebrating a major step forward for Calgary’s artists and arts organizations due to an unprecedented increase in funding for the sector. City Council has approved a plan to double Calgary Arts Development grants from $6.4 million in 2018 to $12.45 million in 2019, with further increases reaching $15.9 million by 2022.

This investment elevates Calgary from one of the lowest arts funders per capita – behind Edmonton and Winnipeg – to one of Canada’s leaders, alongside Vancouver and Toronto.

Creative Calgary was initiated by community members Christine Armstrong and Irfhan Rawji, who approached Mary Rozsa de Coquet (Rozsa Foundation), and Donna Livingstone (Glenbow Museum) to form the campaign advisory group.

“We recognized early in 2017 that the municipal election cycle and 2019-2022 budget was the opportunity. We contacted every municipal candidate in 2017 and met with dozens to convey a clear and consistent message: Pledge to work towards an investment from the City that positions Calgary’s arts organizations to lead nationally and acts as a magnet for business and creative talent. We were confident heading into 2018 that over half of the newly elected City Council supported this position” says Irfhan Rawji, Creative Calgary Co-Chair and CEO of Calgary-based tech startup MobSquad.

Creative Calgary built broad arts sector support, with the City’s largest “Cornerstone” arts organizations represented on its advisory group alongside small arts organization independent artist representatives.

  • Thousands of Calgarians joined Creative Calgary, pledging support, writing letters to candidates and volunteering.
  • 60+ Calgary civic leaders signed on to Creative Calgary’s open letter to municipal candidates.

For our part, Creative Calgary first worked to bring the arts sector together around an audacious goal, and then reached out to city agencies and institutions to find win-win strategies to help move Calgary forward. In response, City Council showed real leadership in its significantly increased investment in arts and culture. says Mary Rozsa de Coquet, Creative Calgary Co-Chair and President of the Rozsa Foundation.

This is the most significant show of confidence from City Hall that the sector has seen in over a decade in regard to how meaningful a role the arts sector plays in the economic and social development of our city,” says Calgary Arts Development President and CEO Patti Pon. “We extend our gratitude to Creative Calgary and to all of the artists, arts administrators, and volunteers who were instrumental in communicating the need for additional funding.

Creative Calgary is a non-partisan group committed to working with Council to ensure the City’s budget maximizes local jobs for artists and positions Calgary’s arts organizations to lead nationally.  Its advisory group and supporters represents a diverse cross-section of interests, including business leaders, arts organizations and creative technologists. Creative Calgary was generously supported by the Calgary Foundation and community contributions.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Shari Wattling, Project Coordinator, Creative Calgary
Email: shari@creativecalgary.org
www.creativecalgary.org