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Submissions Now Open for Contact East 2014

Submissions Now Open
for Contact East 2014; September 25 – 28 in Pictou, Nova Scotia

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

(Charlottetown, PE) – Are you an artist in the dance, music or theatre disciplines?  Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is pleased to announce that submissions are NOW OPEN for Contact East 2014 which takes place from September 25 to 28 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 31, 2014.

We are accepting applications 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! Full details on Contact East including how to submit and a list of FAQ’s can be found here.

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 just to name a few.

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.

“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)


The Atlantic Presenters Association acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage; Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage and Department of Innovation, Business and Regional Development, Province of Nova Scotia; Province of New Brunswick; Province of Prince Edward Island, SOCAN Foundation and FACTOR.

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