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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

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:

For bookings contact: 519-940-5510 or
For more information:

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
*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
C:  604-537-1376

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Arts Touring Alliance Seeks Executive Director

Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

Executive Director


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:

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:

Survey Deadline is December 31, 2017

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


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Photos: Alberta Showcase 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Alberta Showcase Kickoff Party

Photography supplied by Chris “Skip” Sturwold

Friday, October 20, 2017 – Alberta Showcase

Photography supplied by Chris “Skip” Sturwold

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Alberta Showcase

Photography supplied by Chris “Skip” Sturwold

Sunday, October 22, 2017 – Alberta Showcase

Photography supplied by Chris “Skip” Sturwold

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Alberta Showcase 2017

Thank You!

Thank you everyone who came and made Alberta Showcase such a resounding success!

Alberta Showcase 2017 – Survey

If you have a couple of minutes we would love to get your feedback on your experience:

Survey closes November 17th!

Alberta Showcase was made possible thanks to our funder and sponsors.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Funder
The Arden Theatre – Exhibition Lounge Sponsor
Bassano Arts Council – Friday Lunch Sponsor
Bert Church Theatre – Friday Dinner Sponsor
Bow Valley Music Club – Rhoda Taylor Award Sponsor
Calgary Blues Music Association – Hospitality Centre Sponsor
Calgary Folk Music Festival – Emerging Artist Sponsor
Canadian Heritage – Funder
Chautauqua Edson Arts Council – Professional Development Workshops Sponsor
Eleanor Pickup Arts Centre – Saturday Lunch Sponsor
Fish Creek Concerts – Coffee & Tea Service Sponsor
Horizon Stage – Showcase Crew Sponsor
Keyano College Theatre & Arts Centre – Young Albertans Sponsor
Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre – Saturday Dinner Sponsor
Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts – Exhibition Lounge Sponsor
Maverick Co-operative – AGM Brunch & Mimosas Sponsor
Olds Kiwanis Performing Arts Society -Friday Night Amplified Stage Sponsor
Dow Centennial Centre’s Shell Theatre – Exhibition Lounge Sponsor
Superior Show Service – Exhibition Lounge Sponsor
Stage North Association – Saturday Night Acoustic Stage Sponsor
Ticketpro – Event Sponsor

Delegates & Exhibitors

For those of you looking for the list of delegates and exhibitors you can download the excel file here:

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Calgary Arts Professionals Survey

The first Calgary Arts Professionals Survey was released in 2014 and provided a series of insights into the lives of artists, arts administrators, and arts educators. The 2017 survey again asks arts professionals about issues related to their career path, access to space and resources, health and wellness, housing, and perceptions of Calgary. The 10 to 15 minute anonymous survey provides critical information about those working in the arts sector. Survey results will be used to help inform future arts development activities in Calgary.

About the Calgary Arts Professionals Survey:

  • Results from the survey will be used to help inform future arts development activities in Calgary.
  • Participate in the 2017 Calgary Arts Professionals Survey and enter to win one of two $500 gift cards.
  • Strong participation helps show how art is made in Calgary, and how Calgary is faring as city for those who work in the arts.
  • 2011 Census Data showed the median earnings from an artist were just over $24,000.
  • 85% of respondents in 2014 rated their quality of life positively.
  • Good, but not great… yet. 60% of respondents in 2014 said Calgary is a good place to be an artist.
  • A full report on the 2017 Calgary Arts Professionals Survey will be available by the end of 2017.

Take the Survey:

Check out the 2014 Survey here:

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In Memory of Lawrie Seligman

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Lawrie Seligman. Lawrie worked at Horizon Stage and the City of Spruce Grove for 14 years, first as Theatre Manager, then Director of Cultural Services.

Lawrie started as a student actor and director at the University of Toronto, then moved on to study film at Boston University. He began his professional life as a film editor at the National Film Board in Montreal before returning to Toronto to continue working in live theatre. When he first came to Edmonton, he worked at the Citadel Theatre.

Soon after, Lawrie was invited to Vancouver to train with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He worked as producer of radio drama at CBC Edmonton, studied television production at the BBC in London, England, then came back to Alberta with CBC Calgary. For the next ten years, Lawrie directed at theatres and opera companies across the country. He settled in for a spell at Kelowna, BC where he was Artistic Director and General Manager of Sunshine Theatre.

From 2000 – 2014, Lawrie worked at Horizon Stage and the City of Spruce Grove. He was tireless in his resolve to introduce his audiences to a wide variety of artists. He firmly believed that great talent should be accessible in all regions, and that with a little creativity, we could achieve great things. Lawrie will be missed, loved, and remembered for his contribution not only to our work, but to our lives. We are better people for having known him.

A Gathering for Lawrie

Wednesday, September 207:009:00pm
Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Road, Spruce Grove, AB

Any questions can be directed to Brandi Wurtz, Theatre Manager – Horizon Stage
780-962-7634 ext 114 |

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CBC/Radio-Canada – Appointment Opportunities on the Board of Directors

On June 20, 2017, the Minister of Canadian Heritage announced the creation of an Independent Advisory Committee for Appointments to the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors. This Independent Advisory Committee, which has the mandate of conducting selection processes for the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors, will present its recommendations of qualified candidates to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. The Committee has six months to conduct the three selection processes.

To help those of you who will be sharing these opportunities with your respective networks, here are some suggestions you could use on your social networks:

CBC/Radio-Canada is transforming the way it engages with Canadians in a rapidly changing environment by making the public broadcaster more local, more digital, and more ambitious in its Canadian programming. Contribute to this transformation – apply today!

Looking for talented Canadians to support CBC transformation. Apply today!

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Horizon Stage Job Posting: Ticket Centre Administrator (Temporary)

The City of Spruce Grove is now hiring a Ticket Centre Administrator (Temporary) for Horizon Stage’s 2017 – 2018 season to cover a six month paternity leave.

The City of Spruce Grove is a fast growing, dynamic city committed to building and maintaining a fiscally responsible community that serves our residents, attracts visitors and promotes future growth. Through the actions of the Values We Live By, accountability, communication, leadership, integrity and respect are encouraged, while maintaining a work, play balance.

Position Overview:
This position is a Six (6) month term position starting August 25, 2017 ending February 13, 2018.This position is responsible for the daily operation of the City Hall Ticket Centre and administrative duties related to Horizon Stage and Cultural Services. In addition, the incumbent supports City sanctioned events, and is a City liaison for the Spruce Grove Saints Junior A Hockey Team. The position reports to the Theatre Manager.

Competition Number:RC 2017 0033
Position Title:Ticket Centre Administrator (Temporary)
Job Type:Temporary Full Time
Closing Date:July 19, 2017 at 10PM MST

Visit… for more details and to apply!