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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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Vocal and Performance Workshop with Tamara Beatty

In this interactive seminar and masterclass, Vocal and Performance coach Tamara Beatty educates singers, songwriters, producers, and even music management how singers can deliver the most compelling performances that reach international markets while at the same time withstanding the demands on the voice of touring and professional voice use.

As an industry voice coach, her livelihood relies on being able to keep singers and their teams in business, by producing pro level content and managing the stresses that come with the territory. When singers can’t deliver a high enough quality performance, or if they experience voice issues due to overuse, misuse, illness, or injury, tours get cancelled, studio sessions get pushed back, singers can get dropped from labels, and people lose money.

In the first portion of this workshop Tamara goes shares the importance of vocal producing, branding, and optimization. In the second portion of the workshop, Tamara will show how to maintain and withstand this level of performance. She will dispel myths and misconceptions about vocal fitness and vocal care, and unveil what you really need to know to prep for tours and the demands on the voice at the pro level. Attendees will walk away with concrete ways to optimize their performance to stand out more in an international marketplace. They will also learn key information on how to prevent and manage voice issues, and receive tips and tricks to withstand demands on tour.

Tamara Beatty is a celebrity coach on FOX’s new hit show “The Masked Singer”, a 12 season voice coach on NBC’s Emmy Award winning show, “The Voice”, and a specialist in the area of voice training and rehabilitation.

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Vocal and Performance Workshop with Tamara Beatty

In this interactive seminar and masterclass, Vocal and Performance coach Tamara Beatty educates singers, songwriters, producers, and even music management how singers can deliver the most compelling performances that reach international markets while at the same time withstanding the demands on the voice of touring and professional voice use.

As an industry voice coach, her livelihood relies on being able to keep singers and their teams in business, by producing pro level content and managing the stresses that come with the territory. When singers can’t deliver a high enough quality performance, or if they experience voice issues due to overuse, misuse, illness, or injury, tours get cancelled, studio sessions get pushed back, singers can get dropped from labels, and people lose money.

In the first portion of this workshop Tamara goes shares the importance of vocal producing, branding, and optimization. In the second portion of the workshop, Tamara will show how to maintain and withstand this level of performance. She will dispel myths and misconceptions about vocal fitness and vocal care, and unveil what you really need to know to prep for tours and the demands on the voice at the pro level. Attendees will walk away with concrete ways to optimize their performance to stand out more in an international marketplace. They will also learn key information on how to prevent and manage voice issues, and receive tips and tricks to withstand demands on tour.

Tamara Beatty is a celebrity coach on FOX’s new hit show “The Masked Singer”, a 12 season voice coach on NBC’s Emmy Award winning show, “The Voice”, and a specialist in the area of voice training and rehabilitation.

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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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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