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.

SEPTEMBER 26–29, 2024, Charlottetown, Epekwitk/PEI

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OPPORTUNITY Fill out APA's Strategic Planning Survey

Deadline: May 6, 2024

APA has launched a Strategic Planning Survey in order to gain valuable feedback on how we can better support and enhance the performing arts community in Canada. Plus, anyone who fills out the survey has the chance to win a $100 VISA gift card!

OPPORTUNITY Artist submissions now open for Contact East 2024

Deadline: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Artist submissions are now open for Contact East 2024, taking place in Charlottetown, Epekwitk/PEI from September 26 – 29. Contact East is Atlantic Canada’s premiere performing arts booking conference. The event brings together performing arts presenters, managers, and agents to see top-quality performances from a diverse range of artistic genres, including but not limited to: music, cabaret, dance, Deaf, Disability and Mad arts, circus arts, theatre, comedy, youth-oriented programming, and cultural performances.

ATLANTIC PRESENTERS ASSOCIATION What we do

The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is the non-profit regional performing arts presenters’ organization for the four Atlantic Provinces.

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Atlantic Canada's only Performing Arts Festival Conference.
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Curatorial development for contemporary dance presenters, audience development for their communities and the presentation of Canadian dance artists.
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Contact East is our hallmark event and Atlantic Canada's premiere performing arts booking conference.
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The Atlantic Presenters Association offers programs that are valuable to our members and to the betterment of the field.
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Respectful Events & Spaces

We, the Atlantic Presenters Association (members, board and staff), and the attendees at our events, agree that by being here we commit to contributing to a space that is accessible and free from oppression, harassment, and discrimination. At our gatherings, 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. 

Anyone not abiding by this agreement may be asked to leave the event, venue or space by the organizers.

If you need to report an incident of harassment please use the confidential online form or email info@atlanticpresenters.ca, or speak directly to one of APA’s staff on site.

A SELECTION FROM OUR Membership Directory

Deep Roots Music Festival

Wolfville, NS

Deep Roots Music Festival

Wolfville, NS

Set in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, the Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival is an annual September event enjoyed by music lovers of all ages. With this picturesque university town and its beautiful natural surroundings as the backdrop, the Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival brings together some of the finest folk and roots singers, songwriters and musicians in the world for a weekend of concerts, workshops and celebration.

Peter Mowat
466A Main Street Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2 Canada

Mulgrave Road Theatre

Guysborough, NS

Mulgrave Road Theatre

Guysborough, NS
Emmy Alcorn, Artistic Director
Box 219 68 Main St Guysborough, NS B0H1 N0 Canada

Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

Antigonish, NS

Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

Antigonish, NS

Eastern Front Theatre dedicates itself to theatre artists who call Atlantic Canada home. Committed to telling our stories, we develop, produce, and promote the work and talents of our community, ranging from established artists to emerging voices. Eastern Front Theatre is a catalyst for Atlantic Canadian theatre projects. We aim to work as advocates for theatre makers in our community. By supporting artists at the stage they are in, with the assistance they need, we deepen artistic impact. We grow and adapt with our community as it changes and progresses. We measure our success with the relationships we foster. With new leadership, we are looking toward expanding our Stages Festival, where we present both Atlantic Canadian, Canadian, and International works of theatre.

Ashley Pettipas, Operations Coordinator
5015 Chapel Square, StFX Campus, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
5015 Chapel Square, StFX Campus, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

Capitol Theatre

Moncton, NB

Capitol Theatre

Moncton, NB

En tant que centre culturel régional bilingue, le Théâtre Capitol s’engage à promouvoir toutes les disciplines artistiques et à présenter des artistes locaux, régionaux, nationaux et internationaux à vous – nos clients.

As a regional, bilingual cultural centre, the Capitol is committed to promoting all arts disciplines and to present local, regional, national and international artists for you – our patrons.

The Capitol is a vibrant member of our community. We are proud to partner with other cultural organizations, educational institutions, governments and businesses to ensure the continuation of live performing arts in our region.

Our mandate allows us to preserve one of our community’s most significant and beloved heritage buildings, while also preserving the building’s original purpose as a popular community venue for the presentation of arts, entertainment and cultural events.

The Capitol Theatre could not function without the incredible team of over 240 volunteers that give their time and energy to ensure the patrons of the Capitol have the best experience possible.

Yolaine Robichaud, Operations Manager
Kim Rayworth, Managing Director - Directrice générale
811 Main Street Moncton, NB E1C 1G1 Canada

Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial

Musquodoboit, NS

Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial

Musquodoboit, NS

We are a 230-seat theatre approximately 60 minutes from Halifax. Our beautiful building has been a fixture in Musquodoboit since 1928. A who’s who of talent has graced our stage, from Loreena McKennit and the Rankin Family to Ron Hynes and Valdy. Quite a feat for a venue in rural Nova Scotia.

Our theatre is also home to one of two remaining stage curtains by renowned artist William Gill. It can be displayed for public viewing, though we ask you to make arrangements with the MVBT office beforehand.

We look forward to seeing you all someday soon.

Kerry-Anne Taylor
12390 Hwy 224 Musquodoboit, NS B0N 1X0 Canada

Kinetic

Halifax, NS

Kinetic

Halifax, NS

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.

Liliona Quarmyne, Artistic Director
1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Resource Centre for the Arts

St. John's, NL

Resource Centre for the Arts

St. John's, NL

Resource Centre for the Arts is a thirty year old artist-run organization dedicated to the development, promotion and presentation of indigenous Newfoundland art and artists. It makes its home in the historic L.S.P.U. (Longshoremen’s Protective Union) Hall in the heart of the province’s capital city, St. John’s.

Suzanne Mullett, General Manager
Amy House, Artistic Animateur
3 Victoria St. St. John's, NL A1C 3V2 Canada

Symphony Nova Scotia

Halifax, NS

Symphony Nova Scotia

Halifax, NS

Symphony Nova Scotia is truly Nova Scotia’s orchestra. With a home base in Halifax and performances across the province, Symphony Nova Scotia reaches more than 50,000 Nova Scotians of all ages each year with some of the most innovative concerts and educational offerings in the country.

Though Symphony Nova Scotia had its origins with the Halifax Symphony (1897-1908, 1955-1968), the Halifax Sinfoniette (1947-1955), and the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (1968-1984), the orchestra as we know it began in 1983 with only 13 full-time musicians.

Today, under the thoughtful and dynamic leadership of Music Director Bernhard Gueller, it is the largest employer in Nova Scotia’s cultural community, employing 37 musicians and ten administrative staff, along with over 150 contracted artistic, production and technical personnel. Its talented team has won many awards, including four East Coast Music Awards for classical music.

The orchestra has repeatedly been praised for its versatility and flexibility, performing everything from baroque to pops to jazz with equal finesse. International music veteran Howard Cable calls Symphony Nova Scotia “the most versatile orchestra in Canada,” and the Chronicle Herald says, “They can play it all: Beethoven, Shostakovich, Hatzis and Current, as well as Tommy Dorsey, Scott Macmillan, Rose Cousins, Buck 65 and Natalie MacMaster. We are, in this province, exceedingly fortunate to have them.”

Symphony Nova Scotia also places a high priority on community engagement and corporate social responsibility. Its education programs reach over 15,000 elementary, junior, and senior high school students each year – students who may not otherwise have access to symphonic music. The Symphony also conducts many accessible community programs, including pre-concert chats, performances in local public libraries, and free community concerts.

Eric Mathis, Director of Operations
Suite 301, Box 218 5657 Spring Garden Road Halifax, NS B3J 3R4 Canada

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