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Webinar Series for Arts Presenters 2019

The Webinar Series for Arts Presenters returns for 2019 with four free webinars.

This year’s webinars will be open to all, but will be particularly geared towards volunteer presenters. Topics were determined based on your feedback.

Our first webinar, coming up on Tuesday, January 15th, will help you start the new year off right with self-care strategies for presenters!

The webinar series is a partnership between
Ontario Presents and the Atlantic Presenters Association


Coming Up Next: Self-care for Presenters

Facilitator: Matthew Eldridge, Clinic Coordinator at the Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre

Date: Tuesday, January 15th, Noon EST

Find Out More and Register >>


Past Webinars and Resources

Recorded webinars from the past four years are available for convenient viewing anytime at ontariopresents.ca. Explore important topics from volunteer recruitment to budget management with these free resources.

View webinars from past years:


Ontario Presents gratefully acknowledges the following public funders:

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April deTour: Membership News & Announcements

The New North Collective is looking to fill dates October 10th and 11th.

NNC is a music and film project from Northern Canada that toured last January in Alberta to 4 communities – Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, The Esplanade, The Arden and Banff Centre.

The New North Collective (NNC) is an ensemble of performing artists from Yukon and Northwest Territories including spoken word artist/bassist Pat Braden and composer/performer Carmen Braden from the NWT; singer/songwriter Diyet from the Kluane First Nation, guitarist/ songwriter Graeme Peters, and percussionist Robert Van Lieshout from the Yukon; with multi- instrumentalist/ producer Jan de Vroede from Greenland bringing a circumpolar element. Together, they explore their ideas of north – from the land to the people; from the traditional to the contemporary. Their shared music focuses on an in-depth look at being a northern person and a northern artist with the impact of change, geography and community on the music they create. The music is diverse and skillful, representative of a multitude of genres include jazz, folk, new music, spoken word, and rock. There is a common goal to discard the stereotypes of the region and the people who live in rural and remote northern communities. This music and media arts event, Outside, is current, traditional, and thought provoking for diverse audiences.

More info about NNC can be found http://maverickcooperative.com/new-north-collective/


 

The Loft Art Gallery & Gift Shop of the Art Society of Strathcona County

IS OPEN ..

Saturdays & Sundays through July 8, 2018 (exc long weekends) noon to 4 pm, at the  Ottewell Centre, 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park.

Check out the artwork of the feature member artist:

Dianna Sapara

As well as new artwork and artist-made gifts from other member artists of the Society.

www.artstrathcona.com   or  artsoc@telus.net

 

 

 

 

 


Membership Renewals, Profiles, & Events

With so many membership renewals coming due 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


Be Prepared: Supporting Volunteers for Success (for professional presenters)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM MDT – 10:00:00 AM MDT

Be Prepared: Supporting Volunteers for Success (for volunteer presenters)
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4:30:00 PM MDT – 5:30:00 PM MDT

Volunteers are vital to many arts organizations, but it is important to remember that they are not paid staff with professional training. Volunteers need to be oriented, trained and supported if you expect them to be engaged and active in your organization. What do these terms really mean? What does it take for an organization to get volunteers integrated into the day to day activities where they are so badly needed and necessary? What can you do to ensure that volunteers feel comfortable about their roles and support them in fulfilling your mission? The answer to these questions is the focus of two webinars – one aimed at presenters that are volunteer-run with no staff and the other for presenters with professional staff at the helm. The emphasis is the same on orientation, training and support, but the tools and methods might be different. The end result we hope is the same – well prepared volunteers ready to be ambassadors for the arts!

For more great webinars or to register: https://ontariopresents.ca/webinar-series


Want to see your news and announcements posted?

Join our membership today and share the details with info@artstouring.com

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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

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OnStage 2017 Internship Opportunities

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents OnStage, a program offering professional feedback to performing 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 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 of Alberta 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.

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is working with Volunteer Alberta‘s Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) to provide post-secondary students in the capital region with the unique opportunity to gain experience in event management by taking on the roll of one of our four OnStage Facilitator Interns. 

  • OnStage: Edmonton  session will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017
  • OnStage: Calgary  session will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017
  • OnStage: Grande Prairie  session will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • OnStage: Medicine Hat  session will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017

For more details and to apply go to https://www.joinscip.ca/organizations/746-arts-touring-alliance-of-alberta