Aspiring & Emerging Artists Touring & Training Initiative

BC Touring Council in partnership with the BC Arts Council has launched the Aspiring & Emerging Artists Touring & Training Initiative. The goal is to increase opportunities for aspiring and emerging artists to engage in professional performing arts touring and presenting in BC.

Some of the activities of AEA include: 

AEA: Warming Up the Act Funding Program- Deadline ongoing
Warming Up the Act (WUTA) provides financial assistance to presenters to engage aspiring and emerging BC artists as openers for main stage artists/acts presented as part of a series or season. The program is intended to serve clients of the Community Presenters Assistance and Community Presenter Youth Engagement Programs. Click here for more information.
AEA: On the Road Workshop - Register Now for Kelowna!
Registration is now available for the On the Road: Touring & Training Workshop for Aspiring & Emerging Artists in Kelowna on November 9 - 10, 2015.

The two-day workshop will feature panels and sessions led by accomplished artists, agents and presenters on topics such as the business of touring, pre-planning, managing a tour, marketing and promotion, applying to showcase and developing shows for different audiences and markets. Click here for more information and to register.
A second workshop will be presented March 29 - 30, 2016 in Metro Vancouver. Registration will be available in January 2016.

BCTC has two new team members onboard to deliver the Aspiring & Emerging Artists Touring & Training Initiative: Sheryl McGraw and Shelly Vida. Sheryl is the coordinator for the program, while Shelly is event and marketing coordinator for the On the Road Workshop in Kelowna.

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