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Great Summer At the Arts Touring Alliance

Great Summer At the ATAA As a Field Placement Student

Yuri Kim, Arts and Cultural Management-MacEwan University

Even though I have been interested in the touring arts industry, I did not know about the industry well because I am pretty new in Canada. To explore this industry, I knocked the door of the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta as a student looking for a field placement organization. Shannon and Kennedy welcomed me and were very interested in helping and leading me to learn about the organization and the industry despite of their busy works.

From conducting researches to drafting plans for future workshops, all works which they assigned to me were very helpful for me to understand the touring arts industry in Alberta. Especially, it was a very good experience to learn about arts and culture in smaller cities in Alberta by conducting researches of concert venues and arts organizations since I could not have many chances to think about outside of Edmonton before this field placement.

Without great supports from Shannon and Kennedy, I would never have completed this field placement really well by learning the vision and the mandate of the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta and needs of the touring arts industry in Alberta. It was also great that I had a chance to think about skills I need to get onboard on this industry.

I had a very wonderful summer at the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta. I am sure that everything I learned at the Arts Touring Alliance would help me develop my career in the touring arts industry. I would definitely recommend other students, who are interested in the touring arts industry, to talk to the Arts Touring Alliance.

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Way-To-Go-Productions Dates Available

Over the past 8 years Way-To-Go Productions has created and produced TEN hugely successful concerts that have performed to sold-out audiences at over 80 theatres across North America. We are extremely proud of our reputation for delivering to Presenters the highest calibre of entertainment with superb musicianship. Our singers and musicians are among the best in the world, playing 16 stringed instruments that thrill audiences.

Way-To-Go Productions shows are a cut above the rest, telling fascinating stories, with warmth and humour, while celebrating the music of legendary artists. Audiences are on their feet cheering at the end of each and every performance.

Tour dates looking to fill:
-Fall of 2019 (at the moment the only dates we have in the fall from Sept to Dec of 2019 are Sept. 17th to 21st)
-Spring of 2020 from mid March to end of May  (at the moment we are booked Jan/Feb and into the first week of March here in Ontario) so ideally we could tour out west in the fall of 2019, or spring of 2020
Note: The summers we are usually busy doing summer seasons in Ontario
 
Contact for bookings:
Leisa Way
1 Park Lane, Orangeville, ON  L9W 4E3
519-940-5510

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CAPACOA: Presenters’ Vitality and Impact Survey

Want to know the economic impact of your work?

Want to gauge where your presenting practice stands compared to your peers?

Want to make a case for more public support of presenting?

Canadian presenting networks are partnering to conduct a pan-Canadian survey of presenters that will set new benchmarks for performance measurement and for case-making. This will be the biggest survey of this kind since The Value of Presenting.

More from the CAPACOA Website: 
http://capacoa.ca/en/services/research-and-development/vitality-and-impact-survey


Vitality and Impact Survey

The Presenters’ Vitality and Impact Survey is a pan-Canadian survey of performing arts presenters and festivals led collaboratively by presenting networks. It will gather information about the scope, vitality, economic impact, and practices in the presenting sector. This initiative will contribute to performance measurement in the sector, to strategic watch over the health of the sector, and to advocacy.

Hill Strategies Research was hired to conduct the survey, which will be fielded in September and October. If you have any question about this initiative or if you wish to join the advisory committee, please contact Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development at CAPACOA.

The survey will launch September 5th. Look out for the survey invitation in your inbox: we need your input.

Advisory Committee

  • Sylvain Aumont, Réseau des grands espaces
  • Rebecca Ballarin, Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities
  • Kerry Clarke, Calgary Folk Festival
  • Natalie Dewan, Ontario Presents
  • Jane Gabriels, Made in BC – Dance on tour
  • Ellen Hamilton, Qaggiavuut
  • Pam Patil, The MT Space and IMPACT
  • Julie-Anne Richard, RIDEAU
  • Bill Usher, Kicking Horse Culture

Participating networks and associations

  • Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta
  • Atlantic Presenters Association
  • British Columbia Touring Council
  • CAPACOA
  • Folk Music Ontario
  • Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
  • Jazz Festivals Canada
  • Made in BC – Dance on tour
  • Manitoba Arts Network
  • Music Canada Live
  • N3
  • Ontario Presents
  • Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council
  • RADARTS
  • Réseau des grands espaces
  • Réseau Ontario
  • RIDEAU
  • Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities
  • The CanDance Network
  • Western Roots Artistic Directors
  • World Routes Network

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

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Employment Opportunity: Cultural Programming Manager, St. Albert

Cultural Programming Manager, City of St. Albert

Organization             City of St. Albert

Website                   www.stalbert.ca

Department              Cultural Services

Location                  5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert  

Salary                     $98,876 – $120,298 per annum

Closing Date             September 6, 2018

Competition #           18/172


OPPORTUNITY

The Cultural Services Department is currently recruiting for a Cultural Programming Manager. 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 an individual with strong leadership experience and background in cultural planning and programming to join our team.

Serving as part of the Cultural Services Management team and reporting to the Cultural Services Director, the Cultural Programming Manager is responsible for the management and development of visual arts, public art, performing arts and performance programming as well as volunteer management for the International Children’s Festival. The manager is responsible to liaise with community cultural groups to provide guidance and support, and also help guide our own cultural programming, including special events, initiatives and cultural celebrations to ensure we are meeting the current and future needs of the community.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:
• Visual Arts programming and exhibitions in the public realm, including public art;
• Long term performing arts development plans;
• Maintaining local, regional & national connections in the cultural industry;
• Strategic planning, community development programming, financial management;
• Organizational and community development, including not for profit governance;
• Developing connections to francophone, indigenous and other ethno-cultural communities;
• Staff supervision and development including coaching and mentorship experience;
• Grant and report writing, and analytics.

As part of the Cultural Services management team the manager will assist in the development of agenda reports, departmental budgets, monthly and quarterly reports as well as responding to information requests generated by Council, Senior Management and the public. They will also provide leadership for the programming team.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Degree in a related field such as Arts Administration, Business Administration, Recreation, and 7 years experience. Or, a diploma in a related field combined with 10 years experience.
• The ideal candidate will have progressively responsible experience across a breadth of areas in the area of arts and cultural management including staff and volunteer management, program and organizational development, project management and event planning.
• Experience in cultural planning and development.
• Previous experience in a municipal environment is an asset.
• An experienced leader who appreciates and is passionate for arts and culture; and can motivate and inspire others.
• Membership in Arts/Culture related organizations is beneficial.

COMPETENCIES

• Excellent staff supervision and leadership skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to form collaborative relationships.
• Creative and innovative thinking.
• Political sensitivity, conflict resolution abilities, and negotiation skills.

HOURS OF WORK

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

COMPENSATION

$98,876 – $120,298 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain 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: September 6, 2018

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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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.