February 12, 2018 | We are pleased to announce that submissions are NOW OPEN for Contact East 2018 taking place September 20-23 in St. John’s, NL and welcome applications from all disciplines of the performing arts from all around the world. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 9, 2018.
<< SUBMIT FOR CONTACT EAST 2018 HERE >>
Applications are being accepted on 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. A list of past showcasing artists can be found HERE.
Celebrating its 43rd year, Contact East is Atlantic Canada's premier performing arts booking, showcasing and professional development conference that brings together over 200 presenters, agents, managers and artists from around the world.
For any questions on applying to showcase at Contact East, please contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are people saying?
“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
“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; 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)