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Submissions NOW OPEN for Contact East 2017!

March 1, 2017 | Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is pleased to announce that submissions are NOW OPEN for Contact East 2017 which takes place from September 21 - 24 in Membertou, Nova Scotia.

Applications are being accepted the I Want to Showcase platform; a multi-conference registration site allowing artists to apply to several Contact events across North America in one convenient place. Click HERE to submit. APA welcomes submissions from all disciplines of the performing arts from all around the world. A list of past showcasing artists can be found HERE. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM AST.

Since 1974, Contact East, Atlantic Canada’s premier performing arts booking conference, has provided 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.

“Countless number of our artists have benefited from them showcasing and the subsequent touring that followed. A must attend event for our agency every year!” - Steve Butler; Paquin Artists Agency

“Investing time and money to go to Contact East is an integral part of my ability to thrive as a self-managed Canadian artist. My career would not be possible without attending Contact events across Canada." – Sarah Hagen; Showcase Artist

"Contact East connected me with like-minded artists, presenters and industry. I left with a larger network of fantastic art folks, booking leads, workshop lessons and inspiring showcase performances ringing in my memory." -Raine Hamilton; Showcase Artist

For any questions on apply to showcase at Contact East, please contact Kate at