Contact East 2018


WHERE: St. John’s, NL, Canada

ORGANIZER: Atlantic Presenters Association

(Application Fee subject to 15% tax)

DEADLINE: (5:00 pm AT)

Contact East is Atlantic Canada’s premier performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference, managed by the Atlantic Presenters Association. Contact East is a meeting place for artists and presenters to facilitate numerous and diverse performing arts activities in Canada and on international stages. It involves formal showcase events, primarily music, dance and theatre; the Contact Room where artists, agents and presenters interact to discuss availability, venues and other performing arts issues; and a variety of workshops, clinics and round table discussions, which are relevant to the industry’s affairs.

Conference Overview

Contact East is a four-day showcase and professional development conference complete with 35 juried showcase and pitch sessions as well as an unprecedented opportunity for presenters to network and learn from some of the best in the business from the Atlantic Provinces, across Canada, and internationally.

Showcase Provisions

Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) will supply technical equipment including back-line, sound system and mics. Any other requirements are at the discretion of APA; however, we will work with selected artists to assist in meeting your technical needs.

Stage and production equipment are the responsibility and control of APA. The sound system will be provided by APA and will be scaled to the location used and reasonable requirements of the attraction. APA will have absolute control over this system including overall volume levels.

APA will provide dressing/green rooms for showcasing artists.

Showcase Criteria

Applicants must complete all parts of the online application form. Incomplete applications will be not considered. The deadline to submit is Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 5:00PM AST.

Artists should be prepared to showcase the performance that was stated in the application. Any changes must be pre-approved as the jury selects final applications based on what was submitted. Changes in format may not work to your benefit and may not be accommodated.

Terms & Conditions

Deadline to submit is Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 5:00PM AST. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submission of this form constitutes acceptance and acknowledgement of the following terms and conditions of applying for and/or accepting a juried showcase slot or pitch at Contact East.

This application does not represent a commitment by Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) to provide a showcase or pitch at Contact East.

If selected for showcasing or pitching:

– Be available to perform in St. John’s, NL from Thursday, September 20th – Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. We will do our best to accommodate schedules but be prepared to perform on one of these three days.

– Participate in scheduled sound check. APA will provide full schedule and sound check details.

– All accepted applicants must purchase one full registration, and as an Exhibitor Delegate, must supply a representative (manager or otherwise) in the Contact Room during all open hours. Registration will open at the end of June 2018 and full details released at that time.

– Confirmation must be received within 7 days of offer to showcase or pitch.

– All accepted applicants must provide suitable promotional materials to buyers in attendance in the Contact Room. No promotional materials may be posted on any walls.

– APA assumes no responsibility for costs associated with showcasing or pitching including travel and accommodations.

– APA reserves the right to use showcasing and pitching artists submitted images and content for the promotion of Contact East.

– If a selected act is unable to appear, no substitutions will be permitted for its showcase performance or pitch. The selection committee will establish a list of alternates from the original applications based on the next highest score achieved. Cancellation by an agent or promoter does not guarantee that agent or promoter the opportunity to fill the vacant showcase.

– All fees are non-refundable.

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