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Welcome to New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is pleased to announce the appointment of Kennedy Jenson as Executive Director. Kennedy brings 15 years’ experience as an Executive Director in the Arts Industry and combined with her years of experience as a performer and recording artist, we are confident that the management of the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is in reliable, experienced hands.

“I am delighted to be a part of the Arts Touring Alliance team,” Jenson says.  “The organization has a long-standing history of connecting artists to audiences and the touring industry. It is my pleasure to assist in continuing this valuable service.”

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Update: Membership Rates Increase

Dear Members,

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing excellent service, we will be raising our annual membership rate from $75+GST to $90+GST.

The rate increase will come into effect March 29, 2018

Please feel free to check out our frequently asked questions page for more information about membership:

https://www.artstouring.com/frequently-asked-questions/#ARTSTOURINGMEMBERSHIP-FAQ

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Alberta Showcase 2018: Artist Applications Open!

Now in its 41st 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!

More information about Alberta Showcase: https://www.artstouring.com/alberta-showcase/

Artist Applications Now Open!

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

Apply Now: https://www.iwanttoshowcase.ca/alberta-showcase-2018/

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/

DEADLINE TO APPLY: APRIL 1, 2018

More information about artist applications: https://www.artstouring.com/alberta-showcase/showcase-applications/

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OnStage: Medicine Hat

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents OnStage, a program offering professional feedback to artists who are interested in touring dates in Alberta. https://www.artstouring.com/onstage/

Sunday, March 11, 2018 the OnStage program will be in Medicine Hat partnered with and hosted at the beautiful Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre‘s Studio Theatrehttp://esplanade.ca/

For additional location details: https://www.artstouring.com/onstage/onstage-locations/

Artist Applications are open until February 28.

How do I apply?

Pay your application fee , then send the completed application form and support materials to info@artstouring.com. Space is limited and subject to  the terms and conditions.

For more details: https://www.artstouring.com/onstage/onstage-applications/

OnStage Admission

Admission for the public is free!

We welcome anyone interested in observing our event to join us. It helps us provide the artists with a genuine audience to perform for so they can get the best possible feedback from our panelists. We also have sponsorship and advertising opportunities available for folks who want to show their support.

OnStage Schedule

OnStage is a full day workshop geared for Professional Development for Touring Artists. Each session follows a basic schedule and general structure with room for details specific to each date and location.

09:30 AM – Arrival
10:00 AM – Orientation
10:35 AM – 1st Performance
11:15 AM – 2nd Performance
11:55 AM – 3rd Performance
12:35 PM – Lunch
02:00 PM – 4th Performance
02:40 PM – 5th Performance
03:20 PM – 6th Performance
03:55 PM – Coffee Break
04:15 PM – Meet & Mingle

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 20-minutes of one-on-one feedback. The panel will react to the performance, critique promotional materials, and can also recommend future directions for artists.

The Arts Touring Alliance represents artists and presenters from across the province. Its programs promote and nurture arts touring, provide networking opportunities and access to professional development, which is made possible thanks to our funders:

Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canadian Heritage.

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OnStage: Grande Prairie

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents OnStage, a program offering professional feedback to artists who are interested in touring dates in Alberta. https://www.artstouring.com/onstage/

Sunday, March 25, 2018 the OnStage program will be in Grande Prairie hosted at the Grande Prarie Regional College‘s Black Box Theatrehttps://www.gprc.ab.ca/

For additional location details: https://www.artstouring.com/onstage/onstage-locations/

Artist Applications are open until February 28.

How do I apply?

Pay your application fee , then send the completed application form and support materials to info@artstouring.com. Space is limited and subject to  the terms and conditions.

For more details: https://www.artstouring.com/onstage/onstage-applications/

OnStage Admission

Admission for the public is free!

We welcome anyone interested in observing our event to join us. It helps us provide the artists with a genuine audience to perform for so they can get the best possible feedback from our panelists. We also have sponsorship and advertising opportunities available for folks who want to show their support.

OnStage Schedule

OnStage is a full day workshop geared for Professional Development for Touring Artists. Each session follows a basic schedule and general structure with room for details specific to each date and location.

09:30 AM – Arrival
10:00 AM – Orientation
10:35 AM – 1st Performance
11:15 AM – 2nd Performance
11:55 AM – 3rd Performance
12:35 PM – Lunch
02:00 PM – 4th Performance
02:40 PM – 5th Performance
03:20 PM – 6th Performance
03:55 PM – Coffee Break
04:15 PM – Meet & Mingle

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 20-minutes of one-on-one feedback. The panel will react to the performance, critique promotional materials, and can also recommend future directions for artists.

The Arts Touring Alliance represents artists and presenters from across the province. Its programs promote and nurture arts touring, provide networking opportunities and access to professional development, which is made possible thanks to our funders:

Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canadian Heritage.

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January deTour: Member News & Announcements

Member News & Announcements

Country, folk and soul artists compete for next $10,000 Edmonton Music Prize

ROGER LEVESQUE, EDMONTON JOURNAL

Three local music acts received a new year’s boost to their ca

reers Thursday after being announced as finalists for the 2017 Edmonton Music Prize.

Alternative soul singer Nuela Charles, country singer Dan Davidson and the transatlantic folk act 100 Mile House were picked from 28 initial nominations and a subsequent shortlist of 10 names released in December.

The first-place winner will receive $10,000, with the two runners-up getting $1,000 each. Winners will be announced at a reception Jan. 30.

This is the prize’s fifth year. It is sponsored by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council and administered by Alberta Music. […]

Read More: http://edmontonjournal.com/…


ART SOCIETY OF STRATHCONA COUNTY WORKSHOPS WINTER/SPRING 2018

Colored Pencil with Dee Poisson, Feb 10, Cost $55
Art Journaling with Terrie Shaw, Feb 24/25, Cost $125
Emptyness of Detail, Watercolors with Graham Flatt, Mar 9-11, Cost $155
Luminous Oil Florals, with Sharon Lynn Williams, Mar 24/25, Cost $125
Whimsical in Oil or Acrylic with Cindy Revell, Apr 21/22, Cost $125

Visit www.artstrathcona.com for updates on workshops, comprehensive information, supply list and to register.


Canada Service Corps and Pan-Canadian Volunteer Matching Platform

Through the Canada Service Corps initiative, the Government of Canada will work closely with national, regional, and local organizations to engage and inspire young Canadians, and to connect youth with meaningful service opportunities in their communities.

Volunteer Canada has been actively involved in creating one of the components – a Pan-Canadian Volunteer Matching Platform – linking volunteer matching systems of participating local volunteer centres. So far, 47 centres across the country have joined the platform, and there are between 50,000 and 77,000 volunteer opportunities currently available.

Over the next few months, Volunteer Canada will continue to connect interested volunteer centres, and create tools and resources for organizing youth-friendly volunteer activities. If you have any questions, or would like your centre to be part of this project, please contact Volunteer Alberta for information.


Everyone is Welcome! 5 Ways to Expand Your Audience

Facilitator: Constance Exley, Accessibility Ontario

Date: Tuesday, February 6th (11am-12pm for professional presenters, 6:30-7:30pm for volunteer presenters)

Arts organizations always want to expand their audience and one of the ways to do that is to consider how you can be more accessible… Join us in this webinar to learn about low cost/no cost ways that you, as a presenter, can implement immediately to create communications, programming, and physical spaces that will better serve all audience members.

This is a free webinar offered by Ontario Presents and the Atlantic Presenters Association, with the support of Canadian Heritage.

https://ontariopresents.ca/webinar-series


A Note from Bill Masters, White Rose Music and Arts Society

I thought that I would send along a note to let the members know how pleased we were with Krystle dos Santos. We first saw Krystle two years ago at showcase and were impressed. We presented Krystle doing her Motown show at the Leduc Maclab theatre last October and we’re very pleased. Krystle put on a professional show and was very easy to deal with and appreciative of the opportunity. I would recommend Krystle to other fellow presenters.

Bill Masters
White Rose Music and Arts Society

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deTour: Member News & Announcements

Membership Renewals, Profiles, & Events

As the year is quickly coming to a close 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


Member News & Announcements

Rainbow Dance Theatre: Open Tour Dates March 2018

Rainbow Dance Theatre has open dates of March 4th and 5th 2018 en-route between Airdrie and Fort McMurray.

Contact Valerie Bergman, Artistic Director, for more details and to book.

Valerie Bergman, Artistic Director
Rainbow Dance Theatre
15880 Airlie Road, Monmouth, OR 97361
503-623-9320

http://rainbowdancetheatre.org/

Way-To-Go Productions: Sensational Concerts for Audiences of All Ages

Way-To-Go Productions, Canada’s premiere producer of TEN unique and theatrical concerts, is offering THREE sensational shows for the 2018-2019 booking season. What makes Way-To-Go Productions unique? Our concerts tell stories that audiences want to hear, the musicianship is superb and we deliver the highest caliber of entertainment… every single show!

Check out our Across the Pond promo: https://youtu.be/Jx8K1mGV7Mw

For bookings contact: 519-940-5510 or bookings@waytogoproductions.ca
For more information: http://www.waytogoproductions.ca

Catalyst Theatre: Onegin 2-for-1 Deal

Catalyst Theatre launches a new programming initiative, Catalyst Presents, with the hit indie-rock musical, Onegin (on – YEG –  in), the multi-award-winning production that is taking Canada by storm! Winning an unprecedented 10 Jessie Awards (Vancouver), this thrilling new adaptation of Pushkin’s timeless poem and Tchaikovsky’s renowned opera, brings a thoroughly modern sensibility to a romantic Russian classic. This high-energy musical tells a sweeping tale of infatuation, unrequited love, and intrigue.

Onegin tells the story of Eugene Onegin, a wealthy Russian playboy who, bored with seducing women in Moscow, sees a chance for a change when he inherits a country estate. He soon becomes fast friends with his new neighbour, Vladmir, who introduces Onegin to his love, Olga. Olga’s sister, Tatyana, falls madly in love with Onegin, but instead Onegin sets his sights on Olga, rejecting Tatyana. In a jealous rage, Vladimir challenges Onegin to a duel, and what ensues changes everyone’s lives forever.

Promo code: VODKA
780-425-1820
*fees & GST still apply

James & Jamesy Alberta Tour: High Tea

Aaron and Alastair were delighted to present High Tea at Alberta Showcase, and are looking forward to booking dates from Sept 17 – Oct 24, 2018.

The show is 75-80 minutes in duration (no intermission) and follows a single narrative that immerses the audience in a tea-themed nautical epic that blends proneness with absurdity as it mixes Titanic, Jaws, Noah’s Arc, and Water World in a comic farce that is distinctly British.

For more information and to book a show:

Joanna Garfinkel, General Manager
James & Jamesy Productions
joanna@jamesandjamesy.com
C:  604-537-1376


Want to see your news and announcements posted?

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

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Arts Touring Alliance Seeks Executive Director

Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

Executive Director

JOB POSTING

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta (ATAA) is offering an exciting opportunity for someone with management skills, an appreciation for the performing arts and an awareness of arts presenting in both urban and rural Alberta.

The ATAA is a not for profit Performing Arts Service Organization. It provides visionary, inclusive programs and services that are fundamental to the growth and maintenance of a strong arts touring industry in Alberta. Membership of the ATAA includes primarily presenters, agents and artists. The position answers to an elected Provincial Board of Directors.

As well, each October, the ATAA produces Alberta Showcase, an annual performing arts networking conference.

Executive Director, Roles and Responsibilities (to:)

  • Ensure the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of the ATAA.
  • Lead and participate in the planning and presenting of the annual ATAA Showcase and Conference. This includes the planning of the submissions jury.
  • Prepare all grant submissions (both operating and project) ensuring they are complete and submitted on time.
  • Provide support, including necessary materials, to the President (Chair) of the ATAA Board, for the planning and preparation of all board or special meetings.
  • Work with the ATAA Board and staff in preparing a comprehensive budget and then administer the budget allocation as approved, while providing the board with monthly financial reports, including a balance sheet and profit/loss statements.
  • Recruit personnel, negotiate contracts and maintain appropriate salary structures.
  • Ensure that the ATAA complies in a timely manner with all legislation pertaining to taxation submissions and payroll deductions and maintains appropriate and adequate insurance coverage for the society and directors, communicating all necessary information to the ATAA Board.
  • Foster effective cooperation and teamwork among the board, staff and executive director.
  • Ensure that staff job descriptions are developed and that annual performance evaluations are conducted, based on sound human resource practices.
  • Participate with the ATAA Board in developing and reviewing the vision and strategic plan for the society, including developing new strategies and programs that support the vision.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of all society bylaws and policies, assisting the board with any review, discussion or creation of policy.
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with groups associated with the ATAA, including government, industry and community.
  • Plan and direct the ‘OnStage’ program and help plan other similar programs in consultation with the ATAA board.

Salary:  $50,000 with additional benefits and bonuses
3-month probation period
Annual performance review

Start Date: As Soon As Possible 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 12, 2018.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: info@artstouring.com

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

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Presenter Survey – November 2016 – November 2017

Alberta Presenters,

In order to serve you better, we ask that you take some time to fill out the following survey. The individual answers from this survey will not be shared with anyone outside of the Arts Touring Alliance office. The overall statistical data we collect from this survey will be used to better support our applications to various granting bodies in order to continue providing you with the programming and initiatives you expect from the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta.

Thank you for your time. Your feedback is very important.

Shannon Jones
Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

Presenter Survey – November 2016 – November 2017:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NOV16-17ArtsPresenters

Survey Deadline is December 31, 2017

Some interesting statistics from last year’s survey that were included in the 2017 AGM report: