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Alberta Showcase 2019: Professional Development

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is proud to present the Professional Development workshops for Alberta Showcase 2019.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Kairos Blanket Exercise:
Reconciliation Through Education and Understanding

Southfort Inn – Ballroom 3rd Floor
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Pre-registration Required

Contact our Executive Director, Kennedy Jenson
kennedy@artstouring.com or ATAA office 780-644-4840

This is a unique, experiential learning exercise that takes participants through 400 years of Indigenous history in the space of a couple of hours. The program has been developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators and is highly recommended for all Canadians and we are delighted to be able to offer this experience to our ATAA members.
Blankets arranged on the floor represent land, or ‘Turtle Island’ known by the Indigenous peoples, and each participant plays a part, by stepping into the roles of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Participants represent the Indigenous peoples and are given quotations from Indigenous people to read at key points and cards which determine their outcome in the Exercise. The activity really ties together all of the points of things we may have heard about, such as the Indian Act, residential schools and the 60’s scoop.

By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise effectively educates while increasing empathy. When you leave, you will have a deeper understanding of Indigenous history and reconciliation through this engaging process.

We are hoping to have at least one member from each arts presenting group in this exercise.
Please pre-register for this workshop prior to the Showcase conference, as space is limited.

 


Building a Culture for Dance – Forum

11:00 a.m.
Scotia Bank Room

Goal: To increase the number of dance shows programmed in Alberta.

For Discussion:

  • Why is this important
  • What’s broken
  • What’s working
  • Are there $ incentives
  • How do we build capacity

Facilitated by Nicholas Beach, General Manager of the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, this open discussion will look challenges presenting dance and steps toward strengthening interest with your audience. It will look at where to look for a variety of dance works that would appeal to rural communities and discuss risk factors and funding available for introducing dance into your season. We will also discuss what excites us a dance-presenters, what we look for, and why it is important to present dance.


Insights into Arts Participation in Albertaand the Rest of Canada

Presented by Canadian Heritage & Hill Strategies Research

12:15 p.m.
Lions Mane

Kelly Hill, President of Hill Strategies Research will present key information that will help arts presenters identify cultural participation trends in Alberta and beyond. The presentation will outline Alberta and Canada-wide indicators of arts, culture, and heritage participation (with an emphasis on the performing arts) and will provide insights about demographic patterns in arts participation.

Hill Strategies Research is a Canadian company that combines rigorous and reliable research on arts and culture with clear and effective communications. Since founding Hill Strategies in 2002, Kelly has prepared nearly 400 research reports and presentations on the arts and culture, giving him a unique perspective on the Canadian arts sector and arts-related statistics.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Common Denominators of Touring

11:00 a.m.
Shell Theatre Lobby

The Common Denominators of Touring – Americana/Folk recording artist Wyatt Easterling has had a long and varied career in the music industry and is here this weekend to share some valuable tips on how to organize a successful tour in Canada and abroad. He’ll discuss how to research live performance opportunities in other countries, the need to have the proper paperwork, how to promote your shows before you get there and the day-to-day experiences on the road.

Wyatt first came to Nashville as a singer/songwriter. A few years later, he became head of A&R at Atlantic Records where he signed some of country music’s biggest names including John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Lawrence, Michael Johnson and Neal McCoy. After Atlantic, Wyatt opened Bugle Publishing with Miles Copeland, where he signed a number of artists, most notably Keith Urban and Paul Thorn. Returning to the stage Wyatt began touring again in North America and abroad, including consecutive appearances as a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk contest. Wyatt has 3 CD’s and is currently working on his 4th for a 2020 release.

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Alberta Showcase 2019: Artist Line-Up

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is proud to present the 2019 Alberta Showcase artist line-up.

Mainstage Artists

6 Minute Warning
A Salute to Stompin Tom featuring Tim Hus
Beth Portman and the Good Find
Brendan McLeod

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Jay (The Spaniard)
Drew Gregory
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
I Am The Mountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jess Knights
John Wort Hannam
Karac Hendriks
Ken Lavigne

 

 

 

 

 

Luke McMaster: Icons of Soul
Martin Kerr
Motus O: Prisoner of Tehran
Norma McKnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prairie Debut Presents: Cicchillitti: Cowan Duo
Rattle and Strum
Rémi Bolduc
Ron Pearson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Hagen
Shaun Boothe and the Unauthorized Biography Series
Suzie Vinnick
The Travelling Mabels

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Isberg
Tri Continental
Vermilion Duo
Von Bieker

 

 

 

 

 


Emerging Artist Showcase

Cristian de la Luna
Jenesia
Kat Zel
Terence Jack

 

 

 

 

 


Young Albertans

Hailey Benedict
The Littlebirds Big Band

 

 

 

 

 

 


Special Guests

Maria Dunn
The Ennis Sisters

 

 

 

 

 


Opening Reception Entertainment

Sticks and Stone
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Call for Applications: MASA 2020

MASA 2020
MARCHÉ DES ARTS DU SPECTACLE D’ABIDJAN

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The 11th edition of the MASA, the Marché des arts du spectacle d’Abidjan, will take place in Abidjan, in Ivory Coast, from March 7 to 14, 2020.

MASA is Africa’s largest performing arts conference and it takes place every 2 years in Abidjan. It brings together artists from Africa and elsewhere and its objectives are:

– to support creativity and good quality productions;

– to facilitate the movement of artists and their works within Africa and throughout the world;

– to train artists and key professionals in the production field;

– to promote African Performing Arts.

The MASA has just opened its Call for applications! Dance, Theater, Music, Storytelling, Stand-up Comedy and Slam Companies can apply before June 30, 2019 to be part of the 2020 Official programming.

Read the eligibility criteria by clicking HERE and learn more about the MASA by consulting their Website:

https://www.en.masa.ci/

Eligibility Criteria: https://www.en.masa.ci/masa-2020-call-for-applications-for-the-categories-of-storytelling-dance-stand-up-comedy-music-and-theater

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OnStage Workshops 2019

OnStage 2019 Workshops

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents OnStage, a program offering professional feedback to artists who are interested in touring dates in Alberta. 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 feedback from each of the panelists. The panel will react to the performance, critique promotional materials, and can also recommend future directions for artists.


OnStage Edmonton

Sunday, March 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan University
Allard Hall Theatre Lab
11110 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 4, 2019


OnStage Calgary

Sunday, March 24, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Studio Bell
Performance Hall
850 – 4 St. SE, Calgary

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2019


OnStage: Artist Applications

Artist Applications for the OnStage Workshops are subject to a $25 processing fee plus applicable taxes. ($25 + 5%GST = $26.25CAD)

How do I apply?

Contact kennedy@artstouring.com to pay your application fee and send the completed application form and support materials.

OnStage performance slots are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

There are only 6 performance slots available per workshop so get your application in today!

https://www.artstouring.com/onstage/

 

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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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2017 OnStage: Grande Prairie

Arts Touring Alliance in partnership with the Bear Creek Folk Music Festival presents OnStage: Grande Prairie, a program offering professional feedback to artists who are interested in touring dates in Alberta.

OnStage: Grande Prairie will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Grande Prairie Live Theatre.

OnStage: Professional Development for Touring Artists 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 25 minutes of one-on-one feedback. If you are applying for Alberta Showcase it is advisable to do the spot you are proposing. 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.

Bear Creek Folk Music Festival features 4 stages with over 30 provincial, national, and international touring artists performing from a wide range of genres, including country, Celtic, blues, gospel, Americana, bluegrass, world music, contemporary and traditional folk, rock , and many things in between. With its diverse and high-calibre lineup, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Space at OnStage is limited. Email info@artstouring.com for details.

More information and Artist Applications are available online at:
https://www.artstouring.com/onstage

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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OnStage 2017: Artist Applications Open

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents OnStage, a program offering professional feedback to artists who are interested in touring dates in Alberta. OnStage 2017 sessions are held in Edmonton on Sunday, March 12, Calgary on Sunday, March 19, Grande Prairie on Saturday, March 25, and in Medicine Hat on Saturday, April 8.

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 25 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.

OnStage: Artist Applications Now Open

Artist Applications for the OnStage Workshops are subject to a $10 processing fee plus applicable taxes

OnStage Workshops are $25 for Non-Members, but they are still Free for Arts Touring Alliance Members. However, space is limited and subject to the terms and conditions listed below.

Artist Application Deadlines:

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Edmonton, AB
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Calgary, AB
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – Grande Prairie, AB
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – Medicine Hat, AB

>> Click here to view OnStage Terms & Conditions and to Apply Online