Funding Options

  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Alberta Community Facility Enhancement Program
  • Alberta Community Initiatives Program
  • Alberta Culture Days
  • The Royal Bank of Canada
  • TD Sponsorships
  • BMO Community Giving
  • TELUS Community Funds
  • Edmonton Art Council – Arts and Festival Organizations
  • Calgary Arts Development – Grant Investment Programs
  • Rozsa Foundation
  • The McLean Foundation
  • Birks Family Foundation

Young Audience Directory

The Young Audience Directory is a free directory comprised of Performing Artists and Artists in Residency. If you are a school, community presenter, festival or library looking for Artists suitable for young audiences, you’ll want to check out this directory.

In the spirit of maintaining this directory, you can also find listings from artists that are not members of the Arts Touring Alliance. We do not guarantee the accuracy of non-member listings, but we do welcome any input to help us improve the quality and accuracy of the listings.

However, the Young Audience Directory isn’t the definitive source for young audience and family friendly artists, so if none of the artists meet what you are looking for please have a look at some of our provincial arts partners listed below.

Webinar Series for Arts Presenting

Conference Showcasing Applications Made Easy

The paper forms are gone! The I Want To Showcase partner conferences present an easier way to apply for showcasing opportunities. Performing artists can apply to over a dozen major Performing Arts conferences across North America.

All in one place. All online.

Wow Our Audience

Our partners are seeking applicants demonstrating artistic excellence and proven ability to tour. Tell them what makes your work stand out. They look forward to reviewing your application for their conferences’ juried showcases.

I Want To Showcase (IWTS)

Ontario Presents and Atlantic Presenters Association launched their “Webinar Series for Arts Presenting” in November 2014, with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage. The series was designed to provide performing arts presenters with quality professional development.

Who should participate?

The series is designed to help volunteer to mid-size presenters access quality professional development. There is no fee to participate. The series is customized to presenters’ needs and interests and is meant to be interactive. Participants are able to provide input and ask questions by email or survey in advance as well as in real time via chat in a friendly, non-intimidating learning environment.

Government Organizations

National Arts Service Organizations

Provincial Arts Service Organizations

Municipal Arts Service Organizations