The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents BackStage, a program offering best practices for presenting successful live performances.  

BackStage workshops are held annually in Edmonton and Calgary between January 1 – April 1.

2020 Professional Development Workshops are Cancelled. We hope to reschedule them some time in the fall when restrictions on gatherings lift.

BackStage Registration

Anyone interested in participating in the BackStage workshop series can register online for the date and location that best suits them. However, space is limited so register as soon as possible to secure your BackStage Pass.

BackStage Schedule

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

BackStage Locations

Each of the BackStage workshop host locations has something unique to offer artists and audiences. Need to know where to go? We’ve got the address, directions, and a little bit more.

BackStage: Professional Development for the Performance Art Touring Industry

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents BackStage, a program offering professional workshops for everyone engaged in the business of presenting live performances to the public. BackStage sessions are held annually in Edmonton and Calgary at Various Locations from January 1st to April 1st!

BackStage is a day long workshop that will look at the strategies used to produce successful live performance events. One topic is focused upon each year. Whether it is marketing/promotion, sponsorship, artist contract details (etc.) – our goal is to provide the participant with realistic tools to broaden their audience and increase the impact.

BackStage gives everyone engaged in the business of presenting live performances in Alberta the opportunity to meet with fellow professionals and volunteers in a supportive and educational setting. Workshop topics vary from year to year based on feedback from participants and industry stakeholders.

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta represents artists and arts 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:

Government of Alberta and Government of Canada.