Submissions Open for Contact East 2016 in Saint John

Atlantic Presenters Association
 (APA) have announced that submissions are open for Contact East 2016 coming up in Saint John from September 22nd to the 25th. The deadline to apply is Thursday March 31st, 2016.

“The Imperial Theatre and Saint John are so excited to be hosting Contact East in 2016. We plan to show the delegates and artists a seriously good time and show off our feisty and rejuvenated port city. Pack your sweaters and aspirin folks. This one is going to be memorable,” says Angela Campbell Vice-President of the APA Board of Directors and Assistant Executive Director of the Imperial Theatre.

Applications are being accepted through the I Want to Showcase (IWTS) platform — a multi-conference registration site allowing artists to apply to several Contact events across North America in one convenient place!

Since 1975, Contact East, Atlantic Canada’s premier performing arts booking conference, has brought together performing arts presenters and in-demand, tour ready artists to showcase popular and classical music, dance, theatre, and youth-oriented programming. Past showcasing artists include Matt Andersen, Barney Bentall, Dufflebag Theatre, Maria Osende Flamenco and David Myles to name a few.

“Contact East works; plain and simple. I arrive with my product and I sell my product to buyers who attend because they want to be there. Every year we come away with bookings and enough interest to justify being at Contact East. Bravo!” –Jeremy Webb, Off the Leash Productions (Showcase Artist)

“Contact East has provided a tangible and valuable link for my organization with artists, agents, and fellow presenters from not only the East Coast of Canada and the US, but with other parts of the world as well. The showcases at Contact East are professional and well-planned and help me immensely in finding new and exciting performers to bring to our festivals that we produce.”  – Terri Dollar, Artsplosure (International Delegate)

Contact East provides an essential and inspiring experience for delegates who encompass Canadian and international showcasing artists, performing arts presenters, managers, agents and buyers from regional, national and international levels.

Full details on Contact East including how to submit can be found here.

For any questions on how to apply to showcase at Contact East, please contact Kate at kate[at]

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