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Horizon Stage Presents: Trevor Panczak

There’s just something honest, compelling, and immediately likeable about Trevor Panczak and his music. With a refreshing authenticity that is increasingly rare to find, the Alberta-based country recording artist writes, interprets, and records songs that speak to one’s heart in a way that is simple, soulful, and with an appeal to a broad array of music fans. Whether singing original compositions, or recording those of other writers, Trevor takes ownership of a song. His vocal performance grabs hold of your attention, evoking memories and emotions born out of a life that has seen tragedies and triumphs. Trevor has developed the remarkable ability to connect not only with his audience but with individual songs, translating his own personal connection with them and engaging listeners.

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Alberta Showcase 2019: Registration, Advertising, & Sponsorship!

Alberta Showcase 2019: Registration, Advertising, & Sponsorship!

Alberta Showcase 2019 is an arts marketing conference (music, theatre & dance) presented by the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta. This conference provides community theatre presenters from across our province the opportunity to see artists perform who might be suitable to bring to their community.

Now in its 42nd year, Alberta Showcase attracts an upwards of 400 presenters, agents, and performers throughout Alberta, Canada and the United States.

The conference also offers professional development workshops and a trade fair where artists, agents, and other arts professional stakeholders can market and attract customers to their business.

Alberta Showcase will be held October 17 – 20, 2019
Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Register Online with Ticketpro Today!

https://ww2.ticketpro.ca/alberta-showcase.php

Want To Do More?

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta has an opportunity for you to promote your business in advance as well as during Alberta Showcase 2019.


Purchasing sponsorship includes your logo uploaded onto our website, shared across our social media, and featured in our newsletter with a reach of over 2000 individuals.

In addition to our digital reach, sponsor logos are included in the printed signage, the Alberta Showcase program, the Alberta Showcase app, and audibly thanked throughout the Alberta Showcase conference.

 


Purchasing an advertisement in our program also includes the same advertisement uploaded onto our website, shared across our social media, and featured in our newsletter with a reach of over 2000 individuals.

Providing us with coupons or a flyer for the delegate bag, while not mandatory, would maximize your visibility.

 


With a deadline of September 15, the online ad would be up 4 weeks prior to our conference, giving our delegates a chance to plan their weekend.

Don’t miss this chance to reach over 300 delegates and support arts touring in Alberta. For more information email kennedy@artstouring.com or visit https://www.artstouring.com/shop

 

Don’t forget to download the app!

Developed by Favequest, the Performing Arts Canada app is your guide to showcases across the country. The app (available through Google Play and in the App Store) includes key information for the following conferences: Alberta Showcase, CAPACOA, Contact East, Manitoba Showcase, OSAC, Ontario Contact, and Pacific Contact

The Performing Arts Canada app is your conference guide and includes: Conference Schedule; Showcase Artists’ bios, photos and contact information;  List of Exhibitors; Delegate Connect, ATAA Member Events, Arts Touring Alliance Twitter & Facebook; And, so much more!

http://meaurl.com/PerformingArtsCanada

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Horizon Stage Presents: Avan Yu: Journeys

A musician’s voice mirrors their path through life. Travels, influences, people, and encounters combine to create a unique story. Beginning his public career at age 14, pianist Avan Yu captured attention with an international competition win. In this special program, Journeys, Avan shares his expeditions as a pianist and features milestone pieces from his major performances, and composers who have defined his musical growth. Demonstrating delicate nuances to great technical facilities, he plays with a freedom and expression learned only from his worldly experiences. His destinations are a story of their own. From Hong Kong to Vancouver, to living in Berlin, Paris, and now New York, his explorations have shaped both his life and his artistry. Join Avan Yu in this special and personal program that evokes amusement and contemplation for all audiences into the life of a pianist.

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2019 Alberta Showcase: Artist Applications Open!

2019 Alberta Showcase Artist Applications Open!

Deadline to Apply: April 1st

Don’t miss your chance to grace the main stage and connect with Alberta arts presenters.

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

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/alberta-showcase-2019/


Now in its 42nd 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!

Every October the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta brings together presenters from across Alberta who are searching for performing artists who will tour in their communities. Many of the soft-seat presenters offer subscription series. Some are simply cafes with one off concerts and events. They are looking for a diverse, challenging line-up of artists with broad audience appeal. Alberta Showcase 2019 will take place October 17-20 at the Shell Theatre in the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (just 30 minutes north of Edmonton). All applications are reviewed by a jury of presenters, performers, and promoters, and the top applicants are selected to showcase over the weekend.


Have questions or looking for advice?

Check out our Artist Applications Page: 

https://www.artstouring.com/alberta-showcase/showcase-applications/

Contact us: info@artstouring.com 

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Horizon Stage Presents: Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant… Ever!

Creating the Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant…Ever! is seemingly a dull task for Mrs. O’Brien, who has been put in charge when the original leader, Mrs. Armstrong, hits a moose with her car. What could be so hard? It’s always the same Mary and Joseph and it’s always the same Christmas carols, but no one was expecting the Herdmans to show up for the auditions!!! The Herdmans are “the worst kids in the world” who don’t know anything about Christmas beyond the hamper they get every year, and have only showed up because they heard there were free refreshments. What has the potential to be the worst pageant ever turns out to be the best one, as everyone learns the true meaning of Christmas.

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Horizon Stage Presents: Amero Little Christmas

Don Amero is an engaging storyteller, songwriter, and performer who has been touring and speaking all across Canada for over 10 years. With five albums, three Juno nominations, powerful vocals, and a lovable stage presence, Don has earned the respect of the Canadian music industry and proven himself as a performer who connects with his audience with genuine ease and charm. His show, Amero Little Christmas, celebrates the holiday spirit with a combination of original songs and Don’s own take on more familiar and traditional Christmas favourites. The spirit of the show is one that hopes to set the tone for the holiday season, encouraging those who attend to pause, reflect, and spend quality time with the people they love.

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Horizon Stage Presents: Johnny Summers Little Big Band

A multiple award winning vocalist, trumpeter, and composer, Johnny Summers creates a lasting experience through this entertaining and varied show. Classic jazz, blues, soul, funk, pop, rock, New Orleans’ music and more are presented in a fun and accessible way. Drawing from Sinatra, pop culture including movie themes, video games, classic American songbook, and pop music through the decades, Summers creates a program within the jazz idiom that appeals to all through his unique arrangements.
The eight piece Johnny Summers Little Big Band is comprised of some of Canada’s top professionals; including piano, bass, drums, trumpet, two saxophones, trombone, and Johnny on vocals/trumpet. Come join us and experience a night of first class entertainment!

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Alberta Showcase 2018 Evaluation

Greetings Alberta Showcase 2018 Delegates,

Each year at Showcase we ask for your feedback on the conference. The valuable information gathered in this survey helps us make improvements to Showcase every year.

If you submit your survey response by November 17th, you will be entered in a draw to receive ONE FREE registration to Alberta Showcase 2019.

Thanks for your participation!

Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/abshowcase18

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AGM 2018 – Executive Director’s Report

ARTS TOURING ALLIANCE OF ALBERTA
Annual General Meeting
Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:00 AM
Dow Centennial Centre, Fort Saskatchewan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT 2017-2018

 

Greetings Arts Touring Alliance Members. It is with great pleasure that I accepted the role of Executive Director for The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta. I look forward to using my 30-plus years in the arts industry in Alberta to further the goals of our organization and live performance in Alberta.

2017 Alberta Showcase – Highlights

Held at the beautiful Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan,
October 20 – 22

296 Delegates
47 First-Time Delegates
44 Artists – Featured

The Emerging Artist &Young Albertan performers were a hit yet again and we plan on continuing this opportunity for you to see the new and thriving artists who are coming into their own.

Auction brought in a record amount for Trevor Panczak. This money goes toward all the costs involved in producing Showcase.

Rhoda Taylor Award – Going to a very deserving person or group for their outstanding contribution to the live performance community in Alberta, but it was a special thrill to see former ATAA Executive Director Brenda O’Donnell receive the award in 2017.

Alberta Showcase App – available to all delegates through the Performing Arts Canada app, this app can be downloaded onto your mobile device to provide you with all of our showcase and conference information. It is available for download from the app store or via http://meaurl.com/PerformingArtsCanada

Professional Development Workshops – were conducted by Josh Gennings from The Dow, Nicholas Beach from The Jean and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre and Aimee Hill from All Access Entertainment.

Survey – Our post-showcase survey pointed out some highlights and lowlights about the 2017 conference. Thank you to those you took the time to fill out the survey. Your comments mean a lot to us and help to improve your experience at Alberta Showcase.

ARTS TOURING ALLIANCE OUTREACH

OnStage – Grande Prairie, Red Deer
OnStage is designed to provide professional touring artists a chance to perform in front of a panel of industry experts to improve their over-all performance skills as well as increase their chances of securing one of the coveted performance spots at Showcase. Most of the artists who have participated, in the last two years, have been quite new to the business and although we are happy to provide them support, we would like to attract those artists in which the workshop was designed for.

Going forward, OnStage will still be open to all professional artists, but a special invitation will be sent out to those who applied for showcase and did not get selected. A message will be included suggesting that participating in OnStage and getting valuable feedback could make the difference between getting a showcase spot or not.

Presenters Workshop – In early 2019 we will organize a Presenters Workshop in both Calgary and Edmonton to discuss issues that impact our members. Panel discussions and experts knowledgeable in subjects like on-line marketing, contracts and riders, succession, growing a new or sustaining an existing audience will be involved. If you have any topics that you would like to see discussed, please get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you, kennedy@artstouring.com

Administration
The ATAA had the pleasure of having an Arts and Cultural Management intern help us this summer. Yuri Kim performed several research projects that helped us identify suitable workshop sites, funding streams, community arts groups that include dance and/or theatre in their season and marketing strategies for professional development projects.

CAPACOA Survey – Our office sent out a national survey from CAPACOA asking you for an overall look at your practices and the economic impact of your community arts council. I know it is drudgery to fill these things out, but without reliable economic indicators, CAPACOA cannot lobby the government effectively on our behalf. I do encourage you to go online and fill out the survey:
http://www.capacoa.ca/en/services/research-and-development/vitality-and-impact-survey

APAC – Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture – Currently, we are exploring the drastic changes AGLC has made in non-profit casino licensing. The arts eligibility criteria changed in March of 2018 without stakeholder consultation or notice. The Calgary and Edmonton Chamber of Community Volunteer Organizations will be meeting with AGLC in this month of October to get more information about the shift in the casino environment. APAC will stay on top of this and update our partners.

A huge thank you must go out to our funders, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canadian Heritage. They not only provide The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta with the dollars to keep our doors open but offer advice and support throughout the year.

In closing, I would like to say thank you to our Alberta Showcase team: Josh Gennings, Terri Ponich and the Dow Centre, Don & Sherry Waddle and their Production Crew, Shannon Jones the ATAA Office Manager, Maria and Apulia Catering, and the Arts Touring Alliance Board of Directors. I look forward to many years working together with such a great organization.

Kennedy Jenson
Executive Director
Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta