ArtStarts 2017 Showcase Applications Open

ArtStarts in Schools is inviting performing artists from all disciplines—theatre, music, dance, storytelling, interdisciplinary and more—to apply to perform at the annual ArtStarts Showcase and Conference and be positioned to tour BC schools starting September 2017. 

The event 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 British Columbia 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 selected to perform at the 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.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply is October 7, 2016.

More Information

Visit for more information about the showcase, and click here for the artist application guidelines and application form. 

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