Calling Performing Artists to Tour BC Schools


ArtStarts in Schools invites performing artists from all disciplines - theatre, music, dance, storytelling, interdisciplinary and more - to apply to perform at their annual ArtStarts Showcase and Conference, and be positioned to tour BC schools starting September 2016.

The ArtStarts Showcase and Conference (at Orpheum Annex in Vancouver Feb. 29 to Mar. 1, 2016) is Western Canada's largest 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. The  showcase offers professional artists the chance to present a 12-minute sample of their current touring show, followed by a short Q&A period.

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.

Applications are due October 9, 2015 by Midnight PST.

Learn more and apply online at

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