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Submissions Open for Contact East 2018


Interested in touring Atlantic Canada (and beyond) in 2019-2020? This is just a friendly reminder that Atlantic Presenters Association is currently accepting submissions for Contact East 2018 which takes place September 20-23 in St. John’s, NL. Regional, national and international artists in music, dance, theatre, variety and more are encouraged to apply. The deadline is Monday, April 9, 2018at 5:00pm AST.

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What is Contact East? Since 1975, Contact East has been a meeting place which provides networking and showcasing opportunities for regional, national and international presenters, managers, agents and showcasing artists.

It involves formal showcases and pitch sessions, a Contact Room where artists, agents and presenters interact and discuss business, a variety of professional development sessions, clinics and round table discussions and much more.

What are people saying about Contact East? 

“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 was such a huge stepping stone for us. It opened up invaluable opportunities and introduced us to some amazing people who are as passionate about music and performance as we are. We highly recommend it.” – The Swinging Belles(Showcase Artist)

“As a touring scheme based in the UK, Contact East gives us the opportunity to see a huge range of Canadian artists, which would not otherwise be possible. We have been able to bring work over to the UK every single time we have attended, which is a testament to the quality on offer.” – Barbara Slack, Highlights Rural Touring Scheme (International Delegate)