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October 08, 2014

Reminder for Performing Artists! October 14 Deadline to Apply to ArtStarts Showcase

ArtStarts Showcase and Conference

Reminder for performing artists: the deadline to apply to ArtStarts Showcase is fast approaching!

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 Conference and be positioned to tour BC schools starting September 2015.

The deadline to apply is October 14, 2014 by 5pm PST.

Learn more and apply online at


What is the ArtStarts Showcase and Conference?

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 showcase opportunity offers professional artists the chance to present a 12-minute sample of their current touring show followed by a question period.

The ArtStarts Showcase and Conference 2015 will be held at the Orpheum Annex in downtown Vancouver from February 25 to 27, 2015.

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

Why perform at Showcase?

Artists accepted to perform at the ArtStarts Showcase and Conference will 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 1,900 performances in 200 communities across BC.

For additional information, please contact Sarah Kim, Booking and Touring Manager at [email protected]

We look forward to connecting with you!

This is an open call for artists. If you know of artists who would be good candidates, we invite you to pass along this information.

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