Contact East Conference Overview

About Contact East

Contact East is the Atlantic Presenters Association's hallmark event and Atlantic Canada's premiere performing arts booking conference. The conference brings together performing arts presenters and in-demand, tour-ready arts performers to showcase contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, and youth-oriented programming.

Contact East is made up of several components, all of which are designed to enhance the presenter's knowledge of the field. Event components include high quality showcases, provocative speakers, professional development sessions, informal meetings and networking. Contact East provides an essential and inspiring experience for delegates, who encompass Canadian and international showcasing artists, performing arts presenters, managers, and agents from regional, national and international levels.

Beginning in 1975, the event was produced by the Touring Office of the Canada Council for the Arts. In 1982, the event was managed by a steering committee of representatives from the four Atlantic Provinces. With the incorporation of the Atlantic Presenters Association in 2001, the organization took over management of the event and has been producing quality conferences ever since.

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Contact East 2017

Membertou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, will be host city for Contact East 2017 from September 21 to 24, 2017. Online submissions for showcasing artists are now open at IWantToShowcase.ca.

Aerial view - Membertou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia