The ArtStarts Showcase is Western Canada's most important performing arts showcase for school and arts programmers interested in booking performances for young audiences. Professional artists across disciplines present a sample of their current touring show followed by a Q&A.
The 2018 ArtStarts Showcase will be presented at the Orpheum Annex in downtown Vancouver on Feb 26 - 27.
We're excited to announce two new application streams for artists to present at Showcase.
Two application streams means we can offer:
performances booked in 200 communities across British Columbia.
Oct 26, 2017
Deadline to Apply
Feb 26-27, 2018
All applications will be assessed by a jury of educators and artists. A regional committee also reviews the applications and provides feedback to the jury for consideration.
IMPORTANT: Download the assessment rubric that the jury will use to assess your application. Providing evidence to meet the criteria in the new and improved rubric will be your key to success.
The rubric includes three key areas of assessment:
Art Practice (33%)
Technical ability and professional art practice.
Concept + Relevance (33%)
The translation of the art form to the audience experience.
Execution + Engagement (33%)
The artist’s capacity to build a relationship with the audience. The jury will primarily look to your video.
In order to move forward in the selection process, applications must receive a minimum score of 66%.
The most important elements of your application are your answers to the application questions and your video. The jury will also review the provided support materials to complete the assessment process.
Your video will be used to:
Your KWL Chart will be used to:
Your CV will be used to:
Your References will be used to:
Demonstrate support from schools, community presenters or professional peers
There will be a total of 38 applications selected. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by December 1, 2017.Dates to Remember: