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Alberta Showcase 2019: Registration, Advertising, & Sponsorship!

Alberta Showcase 2019: Registration, Advertising, & Sponsorship!

Alberta Showcase 2019 is an arts marketing conference (music, theatre & dance) presented by the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta. This conference provides community theatre presenters from across our province the opportunity to see artists perform who might be suitable to bring to their community.

Now in its 42nd year, Alberta Showcase attracts an upwards of 400 presenters, agents, and performers throughout Alberta, Canada and the United States.

The conference also offers professional development workshops and a trade fair where artists, agents, and other arts professional stakeholders can market and attract customers to their business.

Alberta Showcase will be held October 17 – 20, 2019
Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Register Online with Ticketpro Today!

https://ww2.ticketpro.ca/alberta-showcase.php

Want To Do More?

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta has an opportunity for you to promote your business in advance as well as during Alberta Showcase 2019.


Purchasing sponsorship includes your logo uploaded onto our website, shared across our social media, and featured in our newsletter with a reach of over 2000 individuals.

In addition to our digital reach, sponsor logos are included in the printed signage, the Alberta Showcase program, the Alberta Showcase app, and audibly thanked throughout the Alberta Showcase conference.

 


Purchasing an advertisement in our program also includes the same advertisement uploaded onto our website, shared across our social media, and featured in our newsletter with a reach of over 2000 individuals.

Providing us with coupons or a flyer for the delegate bag, while not mandatory, would maximize your visibility.

 


With a deadline of September 15, the online ad would be up 4 weeks prior to our conference, giving our delegates a chance to plan their weekend.

Don’t miss this chance to reach over 300 delegates and support arts touring in Alberta. For more information email kennedy@artstouring.com or visit https://www.artstouring.com/shop

 

Don’t forget to download the app!

Developed by Favequest, the Performing Arts Canada app is your guide to showcases across the country. The app (available through Google Play and in the App Store) includes key information for the following conferences: Alberta Showcase, CAPACOA, Contact East, Manitoba Showcase, OSAC, Ontario Contact, and Pacific Contact

The Performing Arts Canada app is your conference guide and includes: Conference Schedule; Showcase Artists’ bios, photos and contact information;  List of Exhibitors; Delegate Connect, ATAA Member Events, Arts Touring Alliance Twitter & Facebook; And, so much more!

http://meaurl.com/PerformingArtsCanada

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Tim Isberg – 25 Years After: Songs and Stories from a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda

25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda

Singer, songwriter and soldier, Tim Isberg returns to Festival Place for a special evening and tribute, 25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Solider in Rwanda, April 18, 2019.

Using song, stories and photography, Tim Isberg shares his personal account in his year as a UN Military Observer in Rwanda amid the best and worst humanity had to offer. Tim has entertained audiences in many corners of the world. He brings well-crafted songs to the stage, and a unique and endearing array of life experiences he shares in a way that makes each listener feel connected. Tim recently celebrated the release of his third studio album, Running on the Edge, in February.

25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda
April 18, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Festival Place – Sherwood Park, AB
Tickets: $32 – $36

Tickets are available through the Festival Place Box Office (https://festivalplace.ab.ca/festival/view/buy or 780.449.3378) or through Ticketmaster.ca

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Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

https://capacoa.ca/en/news/field/1721-edinburgh-2019

Expression of Interest Closing Date:March 25, 2019
Event dates:   17 – 23 August 2019
Notification:   Early May 2019

About the Opportunity

Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters are now open for support to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 17 – 23 August, 2019.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, which in 2018 spanned 25 days and featured more than 55,000 performances of 3,548 different shows in 317 venues.

It is an open access (or “unjuried“) performing arts festival, meaning there is no selection committee, and anyone may participate, with any type of performance. The official Fringe Programme categorises shows into sections for theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatrecircuscabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

Project Objective

  • to promote the discoverability of the Canadian artistic scene through the interaction of professional Canadian presenters at the 2019 Edinburgh festival
  • to build strong international networks in the performing arts
  • to tour international artists working in partnership with venues across the country.

Eligibility Criteria 

Presenters must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have previous experience hosting international work.
  • Must have the human and financial resources to program international work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to return home and champion the work you have seen to your region and network.
  • Must have the capacity to build relationships across networks in Canada to promote International projects.
  • Must have the knowledge of the Canadian performing arts sector to able to act as an ambassador for Canadian artists on the International scene.
  • Must be willing and can demonstrate a willingness to encourage international exchange and collaborations

CAPACOA will be responsible for:

  • Airfare from Canada to Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 6 night’s accommodations
  • Organization of travel arrangements
  • Co-ordination of meetings and schedule during the event

The presenter will be responsible for:

  • Ground transportation and per diem
  • Performance Tickets
  • Submitting a final report to CAPACOA

Complete the form to express your interest.

Your expression of interest does not guarantee participation. If you have any questions please contact Sue Urquhart at sue.urquhart@capacoa.ca.

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Employment Opportunity: City of St. Albert – Sponsorship Development Coordinator

Employment Opportunity: City of St. Albert –

Sponsorship Development Coordinator

Organization: City of St. Albert
Website: www.stalbert.ca
Department: Community Services
Location: 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert
Salary: $67,379 – $81,977 per annum
Closing Date: March 11, 2019
Competition: # 19/46

OPPORTUNITY

The Community Services Department is currently recruiting for a Sponsorship Development Coordinator. St. Albert has a strong grassroots cultural community with a history of celebrating arts and culture. The City has a well established cultural department focused on nurturing and developing the arts and cultural sector through direct delivery of programs and services, partnerships and collaborations throughout the community. We are looking for a creative, collaborative individual to develop and implement sponsorship and donation strategies to support programs and initiatives offered by department including: the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival of the Arts, Arden Theatre, St. Albert Children’s Theatre, Amplify program, Building Assets & Memories, Public Art, and other special projects/events.

The Sponsorship Development Coordinator is responsible for developing relationships with business and organizations to develop sponsorships and advertising sales for these programs and initiatives as well as building and maintaining relationships with corporate and private donors to support growth in revenues. This position will be responsible for executing prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, which have as an objective, the development of short and long-term funding support of events within Community Services.

The person we seek has a strong understanding of the selling process combined with sponsorship, advertising, and group sales experience. We are looking for an excellent communicator who excels at customer service. This role will allow you to utilize your research and negotiation skills and apply your knowledge of Alberta Gaming and Liquor Control Regulations, non-profit and board governance and Federal Charitable (CRA) regulations.

In relation to event funding and development work, the Sponsorship Development Coordinator requires comprehensive knowledge of all business areas in the department, fund development, research and analytical skills, and the ability to write and prepare comprehensive proposals and final reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At minimum, a 2-year Diploma in a related field (Public Relations, Business, Marketing, Arts/Culture) and 5 years of direct experience. Or, a Degree in a related field combined with 3 years experience.
    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Direct experience negotiating, securing and executing annual and multi-year sponsorships.
  • Knowledge of professional and children’s theatre programming, cultural festivals, and general knowledge of community and social development programs and services.
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s licence is required.
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) an asset, but not required.
  • Membership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an asset.

HOURS OF WORK

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks). There will be the occasional requirement for extra and evening hours, which could include attendance at meetings and events.

COMPENSATION

$67,379 – $81,977 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert employment website www.stalbert.ca/employment

CLOSING DATE March 11, 2019

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Arts Presenting Impacts Both Creators and Communities

Arts Presenting Impacts Both Creators and Communities

The report on the Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting has been released! This report casts light on a broad range of presenting practices and clearly reveals the positive impacts that presenters have on both the Canadian arts ecology and on communities across the country.

Among key findings are clear trends towards increased community engagement and greater efforts to build positive relationships with Indigenous artists and communities.

We invite you to join your colleagues from across Canada for a web conference on March 14th to further discuss the highlights of the report.

Sign up here

This initiative was led by CAPACOA and Hill Strategies, with the support of numerous presenting networks and associations, and the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Read the report here

Register for the webinar here

 

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Alberta Culture Days Grant Funding Now Available!

Alberta Culture Days Grant Funding Now Available!

Pictured Above: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Arts Education Day
Photo Credit: Alberta Culture and Tourism

It’s time to put the call out for artists, volunteers and organizers – Alberta Culture Days is coming! Across the province, plans are already starting to come together for the largest three day provincial celebration of arts, heritage, culture and community. What are you going to do at the end of September to share your unique and amazing culture with Albertans?

Alberta Culture Days is your opportunity to reach out to new audiences and showcase your organization and community. For three days, every community’s unique culture is on display for Albertans to enjoy. Join us in the celebration of our culture!

Once again, the Government of Alberta is providing funding to assist community organizations in hosting Alberta Culture Days events. Grant applications are now open. Community organizations can apply for up to $10,000 to celebrate and showcase their culture between September 27 to 29. Applications will close April 4 at 4:30 p.m. More information and application forms can be found at AlbertaCultureDays.ca.

“Alberta Culture Days gives us all a greater understanding of the arts, culture, diversity and community spirit in Alberta. Last year was one of our best yet, and we are excited to see what Albertans bring to 2019. I encourage all communities and organizations to apply for an Alberta Culture Days grant to share their art, music, history and food this September.”

Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism


Apply for funding and join us in the celebration of

Alberta Culture Days, September 27 to 29.

We want you to be a part of our celebration! Apply now to become a Feature, Host or Pop Up Celebration Site for Alberta Culture Days celebrations.

  • Feature Celebration Site – Sites offering three days of family-friendly programming during Alberta Culture Days, eligible for up to $10,000 in funding support.
  • Host Celebration Site – Sites offering two days of family-friendly programming during Alberta Culture Days, eligible for up to $5,000.
  • Pop Up Celebration Site – Sites offering one days of family-friendly programming during Alberta Culture Days, eligible for up to $1,000.

More details on the Alberta Culture Days grants can be found at AlbertaCultureDays.ca. This site also features a number of event planning resources and customizable promotional tools.

We look forward to having you join us for Alberta’s largest celebration of our culture during Alberta Culture Days September 27 to 29, 2019.

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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.