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January 12, 2015

Reminder: Early Bird and Subsidy Deadline for ArtStarts Showcase and Conference 2015

Reminder! This Thursday, January 15, 2015 is the deadline to receive Early Bird rates when registering for the ArtStarts Showcase and Conference 2015 -- as well as the deadline to apply for a partial subsidy to attend.

Educators, administrators and community presenters interested in booking performances for young audiences are invited to attend the annual ArtStarts Showcase and Conference, taking place in Vancouver from February 25 to 27, 2015.

The ArtStarts Showcase and Conference is Western Canada's most important performing arts showcase and conference for school and community arts programmers interested in booking performances for young audiences. Over 100 delegates from all regions of BC attend each year.

This year's event offers many opportunities to discover the arts, engage with delegates and artists, and explore how you can activate learning for young people.

Delegates can look forward to:

  • An inspiring keynote by Melanie Rothschild, visual artist and author of The Art of Mistakes
  • Sample performances by 30 showcasing artists
  • Hands-on professional development workshops
  • Opportunities for delegates and artists to connect at afternoon receptions
  • An exciting evening of "Dinner and Discovery"
  • Engaging with artists in the Contact Room: new this year!

Learn more and register now at

Early bird rates are available until January 15, 2015.

Watch a video of highlights from last year's event:

Subsidy Announcement for Representatives of BC School Districts

Representatives of BC school districts who are interested in attending the ArtStarts Showcase and Conference 2015 are eligible to apply for a partial subsidy which has been made possible through BC Arts Council and the Province of BC.

  • All representatives living outside the Lower Mainland are eligible to apply for this partial subsidy to help offset travel, accommodation and TOC costs.
  • Priority will be given to representatives living in rural and remote districts.

Learn more and apply by downloading the Delegate Registration Package from (Please refer to the last three pages of the Delegate Registration Package.)

The deadline to apply for the subsidy is January 15, 2015.

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