Apply Online to Showcase at Contact East and Ontario Contact Today

March 19, 2010

Contact East and Ontario Contact are pleased to announce showcasing applications are now being accepted online at www.iwanttoshowcase.ca. The launch of the new website allows touring performing artists in music, theatre and dance to apply for both events and simplifies the submission process. Contact East 2010 is taking place in Antigonish, NS from September 23 – 26 and Ontario Contact is in Parry Sound, ON from October 27 – 30. Sue Urquhart is the Executive Director of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) and Chair of Contact East 2010. Sue and the APA staff collaborated with the Ontario Presenting Network and Ontario Contact to develop the new website. “One of the goals for both Ontario Contact & Contact East 2010 is to add value for artists participating in these events. Part of that is managing the administration of showcasing applications in an organized, efficient and thorough way. When artists upload their information it generates a database we will use as a resource for marketing, communications and planning purposes including jurying and scheduling for the showcase and conference.”

Contact East and Ontario Contact engage artists, presenters, workshop leaders, and various government and arts service agencies in showcase performances, workshops and an arts industry marketplace. The deadline to apply for a showcase for both events is in two parts with applications due March 30, 2010 and support material due April 30, 2010. Visit the website for more information  www.iwanttoshowcase.ca.

About Contact East 2010

The Atlantic Presenters Association is hosting Contact East 2010 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia on September 23 – 26. An exciting, engaging celebration, Contact East is an opportunity for those working in the touring performing arts sector to come together to network, and to share information in a four-day conference featuring contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, spoken word, and youth orientated programming. Contact East brings together artists and regional, national and international presenters to facilitate the number and diversity of performing arts activities in Canada and on international stages.

Spanning four days and three nights, it’s a long weekend programmed to the hilt with provocative speakers, educational seminars, engaging roundtable discussions, informal meetings, and performer showcases, all combining to make Contact East an essential and inspiring experience for its nearly 300 attendees including regional, national and international buyers.  www.contacteast.ca

About Ontario Contact

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An exciting, engaging celebration, Ontario Contact is an opportunity for those working in the touring performing arts sector to come together to network, and to share information in a three-day conference featuring contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, spoken word, and youth orientated programming.

Produced by the Ontario Presenting Network – CCI, Ontario Contact will continue to address the ongoing needs of Ontario’s cultural presenters, and assist local, national, and international artists and their agents to tour and perform for Ontario audiences.  www.ontariocontact.ca

Apply Online to Showcase at Contact East and Ontario Contact Today!
Contact East and Ontario Contact are now accepting showcase applications online at

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