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Contact East 2021

📅When:

Where: Moncton, NB, Canada

💼Organizer: Atlantic Presenters Association

💲Application Fee: $0.00 CAD

Deadline: (4:00 pm AT)

About The Conference

Contact East is the Atlantic Presenters Association's hallmark event and Atlantic Canada's performing arts booking conference. The annual event provides an essential and inspiring experience for delegates bringing together regional, national, and international performing arts presenters, managers, and agents, to see performances which showcase a diverse range of artistic genres, including but not limited to music, cabaret, dance, disability arts, circus arts, comedy, youth-oriented programming, and cultural performances.

Contact Info

Contact

Valerie Hillier

Address

6240 Summit Street,
Halifax, NS
Canada B3L 1R7

Phone

(902) 892-6269

About The Conference

Contact East is the Atlantic Presenters Association's hallmark event and Atlantic Canada's performing arts booking conference. The annual event provides an essential and inspiring experience for delegates bringing together regional, national, and international performing arts presenters, managers, and agents, to see performances which showcase a diverse range of artistic genres, including but not limited to music, cabaret, dance, disability arts, circus arts, comedy, youth-oriented programming, and cultural performances.

Conference Overview

Contact East 2021 will be a three-day showcase and professional development conference complete with 12-15 artist performances, showcase and pitch sessions, as well as an unprecedented opportunity for presenters to network and learn from some of the best in the business from the Atlantic Provinces, across Canada, and internationally.

This year Contact East will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick from Thursday, September 23 to Saturday, September 26.

Due to unpredictable travel and gathering restrictions, the APA has decided it will only be possible to accept applications from and showcase artists living in Atlantic Canada this fall; and therefore, will be presenting a reduced lineup of 12-15 showcases/pitches.

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Showcase Provisions

Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) will supply stage and production equipment, systems and support to showcasing artists and do our best to meet their additional technical requirements. APA will also provide dressing rooms and green room for showcasing artists. All onstage and backstage spaces are wheelchair accessible.

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Showcase Criteria

For assistance accessing or completing this form: If you would prefer to send us an audio or video file of the information we ask; or to set up a phone call or online meeting to complete this form, please message info@atlanticpresenters.ca. The deadline to submit is Friday, May 21, 2021 at 4:00PM AST.

Artists should be prepared to present a performance, or excerpt of a full length piece of work, approximately 15 minutes in length. APA understands that some performances need more time to be fully experienced and will do their best to ensure that all work is properly represented.

Artists should be prepared to showcase the performance that was stated in the application. Any changes must be pre-approved as the selection committee selects final applications based on what was submitted.

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Terms & Conditions

Deadline to submit is May 21, 2021 at 4:00PM AST. For assistance accessing or completing this form please contact info@atlanticpresenters.ca.

Submission of this form constitutes acceptance and acknowledgement of the following terms and conditions of applying for and/or accepting a showcase or pitch at Contact East.

This application does not represent a commitment by Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) to provide a showcase at Contact East 2021.

If selected to showcase successful applicants must:

  • Participate in the scheduled sound check (approximately 30 minutes) and scheduled showcase slot (approximately 15 minutes). Please note that APA we will do our best to work with artists well in advance of the conference to work around their personal schedules. We do encourage participation in the full 4-day event if possible as this is a great opportunity to meet and network with presenters and other delegates.

  • Agree to APA's Respectful Events Policy as follows: The Atlantic Presenters Association is dedicated to providing space that is accessible, inclusive, and free from oppression, harassment, and discrimination. At our gatherings, we will treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of age, race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, levels of ability, religion and all our other diverse identities.

  • Be available for one-to-one meetings, either in person or virtually, with other conference delegates. Registration will open at the end of June 2021 and full details released at that time.

  • Confirm within 7 days of offer to showcase or pitch

Furthermore:

  • Costs such as travel and accommodations related to showcasing are the responsibility of the artists, however, APA can advise on accessing grants to cover these costs

  • APA reserves the right to use showcasing artists submitted images and content for the promotion of Contact East

  • If a selected act is unable to appear, no substitutions will be permitted for the scheduled showcase performance. The selection committee will establish a list of alternates from the original applications based on the next highest score achieved. Cancellation by an agent or promoter does not guarantee that agent or promoter the opportunity to fill the vacant showcase

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