Bring the best performing artists for young audiences into your school or community!
ArtStarts' Artists on Tour Directory features over 90 professional artists available to tour in BC, representing a wide range of artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. ArtStarts provides a convenient, cost-effective service to book touring artists into your space. Our Booking and Touring team is here to assist you!
Browse the full directory of artists below—or search by name, artistic discipline or speciality. If you've already booked an artist, use this directory to access information about their performance.
To discover talent in person, be sure to attend our annual ArtStarts Showcase!
Our Booking and Touring Commitment
- We have staff in office Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm who are able to assist you with bookings via email, or telephone.
- We aim to reply to all requests within 48 hours. For requests that are more complex we will advise you of approximately how much longer we require to respond. If we are unable to fulfill your request we will offer suitable alternatives
- We are committed to offering the same service to all presenters and districts in the province
ArtStarts in Schools invites performing artists from all disciplines—theatre, music, dance, storytelling, interdisciplinary and more—to apply to perform at our annual ArtStarts Showcase and be positioned to tour BC schools.
Artists accepted to perform at the ArtStarts Showcase will also be listed in the Artists on Tour Directory, an annual resource (print and online) produced by ArtStarts that features listings of professional artists available to perform in urban, rural and remote regions across BC. This resource is accessed by schools and districts across the province who book performances through ArtStarts' Booking and Touring service. Last year, ArtStarts booked approximately 2,000 performances in 200 communities across BC.
Ever wonder what a day in the life of a touring artist is like? Watch this video to see how a performance positively impacts artists, teachers students and community.
Our application process for the 2019 Showcase is now open. Deadline is October 31, 2018.