Calling Performing Artists to Tour BC Schools! Apply for ArtStarts Showcase


ArtStarts in Schools


Oct. 7, 2016

Call for Artists Description: 

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 2017. 

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. 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 short Q&A period. The ArtStarts Showcase and Conference 2017 will be held at the Orpheum Annex in downtown Vancouver on March 6-7, 2017.

Artists accepted to perform at the ArtStarts Showcase and Conference will also 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.

How to Apply: 

Apply online at

Contact Name: Rekha Pavanantharajah
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 336-0626

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