We are honoured to live and work on the ancestral and unceded territories of several Indigenous peoples:
the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik, Passamaquoddy, Beothuk, Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan.
FEBRUARY 24–26, 2023, Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is the non-profit regional performing arts presenters’ organization for the four Atlantic Provinces.
We, the Atlantic Presenters Asscociation (members, board and staff), and the event attendees, agree that by being here we commit to contributing to a space that is accessible and free from oppression, harassment, and discrimination. At this gathering, we will treat ourselves and each other with respect and dignity, regardless of age, race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion and all our other diverse identities. We will not tolerate any acts of racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism and cissexism, homophobia / queerphobia and transphobia, sizeism, ableism, ageism, or physical and sexual violence and harassment.
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The Stage at St Andrew’s is a performance and event venue as part of St Andrew’s United Church. Think fair trade for the music industry. That’s us. This is about the performers and the people who love their stuff. We want to provide music lovers an opportunity to access locally made music and culivate a connection with the artists who provide it. This is not driven by money. This is driven by music. From our perspective, it is about bringing community together. Why not bring Queer Punk and Traditional Gaelic artists on the same stage together? Artists and audiences will open themselves up to new voices. They’ve got their fans and we have the place where they can come together. Our venue is creating community for musicians, and bringing the community to them as well. We’re not trying to take over the local neighbourhood music venues, they are already doing fabulous things. We want to join them!
The Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance is a not for profit corporation with a volunteer board of directors who represent all facets of arts and culture in eastern Labrador. This umbrella organization works with a large community volunteer sector to foster the arts and cultural heritage, integrating schools and community groups.
The Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance aims to provide accessible, supportive, well resourced programs and venues for the performing arts, with a focus on the creation, development and advancement of art by local artists and youth in Labrador.
Musique Saint-Joachim is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to encourage the performance of classical music, blues and jazz. Located at Bertrand, NB, its principal performance venue is the local church, a building with exceptional acoustics. Here, it will offer an annual programme of musical events for the general public and also for young audiences.
CB Nuit is a multi-disciplinary, after dark arts festival that invites contemporary exploration and expression. CB Nuit aims to engage artists in the creation and installation of site specific and participatory contemporary works. By bringing art, from all mediums, to the streets, businesses, and vacant spaces, CB Nuit has the goal to invigorate, beautify, inspire and economically stimulate our community. The festival provides an opportunity for engagement between Corner Brook’s numerous creative individuals and groups, including Grenfell’s Fine Arts Department (professors, student body and alumni), and our visual arts, theatre, dance, digital arts, voice and music communities. This opportunity for creative expression is also extended to our community at large, inviting local groups, schools and individuals to collaborate in projects and even produce their own project. CB Nuit has the long-term goal to become an international destination for artists participating in the festival as well attracting an international audience.
Kinetic Studio is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and presentation of contemporary Based in K’jipuktuk/Halifax, we support professional dance artists by providing workshops, classes, artistic residencies, a seasonal program of finished and unfinished works, and more. We aim to foster a supportive, responsive and flexible environment that allows dance artists at all levels to develop to their full artistic potential. The work of Kinetic Studio takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral home and unceded traditional land of the Mi’kmaq people. We are grateful to be on this land, and have deep respect for those who have been its caretakers for many generations. We are committed to working to understand and live by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which govern this land. Kinetic is committed to building and nurturing spaces where artists can explore, create and grow with equity, justice, and respect. We recognize the inequities in our society that result in many artists being vulnerable to abuse, harassment and discrimination. We reject these abuses of power, and commit to work towards creating safer spaces for everyone. We envision an environment in which all artists can create with the freedom and respect we all deserve.