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ArtStarts Showcase Application

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The ArtStarts Showcase is a multi-day conference-style event taking place on April 30th - May 1st, 2024. Showcase highlights new opportunities for school and community arts programmers invested in booking artist performances, workshops and residencies for young audiences.

Applications are now open until October 23, 2023.

UPDATES:

  • Artists can now apply to be on the ArtStarts Artist Directory without performing at Showcase. The purpose of this change is to make it easier for new artists to join our ArtStarts community as well as leave more opportunity for our current artists to participate in Showcase. 

Eligibility requirements 

Applicants must be performing or teaching artists interested in bringing their workshop or classroom residency practice to youth K-12 and: 

  • Residents of Canada
  • Available to present during our 2024 Showcase dates in Vancouver, BC.
  • Available to work in BC schools in the 2024-25 school year  
  • Able to complete the Criminal Record Check process via ArtStarts
  • Aligned with ArtStarts Anti-Oppression Guidelines 

Please be sure to review our Showcase guidelines prior to submitting your application. 

How to Apply 

If you’re new to ArtStarts and interested in applying for Showcase with a workshop or classroom residency, you can apply using the New Artist Directory Application here.

Please note that new artists must apply for the directory to receive access to the Showcase application - new artists cannot apply solely for Showcase. 

If you’re a returning ArtStarts Artist, please complete the Showcase 2024 application available here.

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performances booked in 200 communities across British Columbia.

Showcase Application Guidelines

Find details on eligibility, criteria, applications & more

Anti-Oppression Guidelines

Our commitment to representation & cultural safety

Get in Touch

Necole Hines
Program Manager, Booking and Touring
Schedule a phone call with Necole
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