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.

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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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The APA is dedicated to providing space that is accessible and free from oppression, harassment, and discrimination. At our gatherings, we will treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of age, race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion and all our other diverse identities.

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Atlantic Canada's only Performing Arts Festival Conference.
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Atlantic Moves

Curatorial development for contemporary dance presenters, audience development for their communities and the presentation of Canadian dance artists.
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Contact East

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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UPCOMING TOUR

Laila Biala

May 12 - May 21, 2022

Multi award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music national radio host Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, and supported international icon Sting. ...

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Under the Spire Music Festival

Indian River, PE

Under the Spire Music Festival

Indian River, PE

Presented by the Confederation Bridge, Under the Spire Music Festival (USMF) offers a summer long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church located in in Kataganek, Prince Edward Island. The internationally recognized Festival has been twice named by the Globe and Mail as one of the best summer music festivals in Canada and presents outstanding performances from a dynamic mix of some of the biggest names in Canadian music and exciting emerging talents. Now entering its 26th season in 2022, this summer-long festival attracts thousands of music lovers annually to the acoustically perfect Historic St. Mary’s, idyllically set overlooking beautiful Malpeque Bay, to experience the very best in folk, blues, jazz, classical, traditional, contemporary, and world music. 

 

Lindsay Connolly, Executive Director
1374 Hamilton Road Indian River, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
http://www.underthespire.ca

Saint John Theatre Company Inc

Saint John, NB

Saint John Theatre Company Inc

Saint John, NB
Stephen Tobias, Executive Director
112 Princess Street Saint John, NB E2L 1K4 Canada

Th’YARC Playhouse and Art Centre

Yarmouth, NS

Th’YARC Playhouse and Art Centre

Yarmouth, NS

“Th’YARC Playhouse and Arts Centre built in 1979 was the first multi-function performance centre in Southwestern Nova Scotia. With a mandate to educate, entertain and promote both the performing and visual arts, the centre provides a venue for local and visiting performers and artists including professional and amateur . The centre contains a 335 soft seat theatre complete with fly tower. The facility also features an art gallery, artist studio, etching studio, costume studio, green room, a set construction area, several dressing rooms, and administrative offices. Th’YARC operates year round with a full time staff of three and approximately 500- 600 volunteers.”

Judy Snow, Executive Director
76 Parade Street Yarmouth, NS B5A 3B4 Canada

Stephenville Theatre Festival

Stephenville, NL

Stephenville Theatre Festival

Stephenville, NL

The Stephenville Theatre Festival has become a cornerstone among professional theatre companies in Newfoundland and Labrador providing employment for artists, technicians, designers, along with training and hands-on experience for numerous individuals, many of whom are now counted among Canada’s top professional artists. Stephenville Theatre Festival has enriched the economic and cultural fabric of the Town of Stephenville and has become a major draw for tourism.

Lois Brown, Artistic Director
Gail Hickey, Office Manager
129 Montana Drive Stephenville, NL A2N 2T4 Canada

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal, NS

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal, NS

The Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is an annual professional contemporary dance festival featuring a blend of current and classic contemporary dance. FODAR features dancers/companies from across Canada (and potentially international) but plans to always have representation from Atlantic Canada on the stage. FODAR is staged at the King’s theatre in Annapolis Royal and is currently Nova Scotia’s only festival of contemporary dance.

Randy Glynn, Artistic Director
Sheila Duggan, Communications Director
PO Box 95, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

Acoustic Roots Festival

Marion Bridge, NS

Acoustic Roots Festival

Marion Bridge, NS

In 1995, the newly named Department of Natural Resources decided to cease its operation of the Two Rivers Wildlife Park. Rather than see the Park close, the community formed a not-for-profit group to manage the facility. The Two Rivers Development Association is the result of this change in operation. Early in 1996, the Association secured a lease from the province for the park.The volunteer board raises revenue to operate the park through park admission and holds several events at the park including the Acoustic Roots Festival now in it’s 5th year. The festival books mostly east coast arts in a variety of genre that includes country, folk, celtic, blues and bluegrass.

Sandy MacDonald, Event Coordinator
249 Grand Mira South Road Marion Bridge, NS B1K 1E8 Canada

Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre

Tatamagouche, NS

Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre

Tatamagouche, NS

The Creamery Square Arts Society is a nonprofit organization that manages the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, a performing arts venue in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Home of live entertainment, visual art, and community events, the Grace features a 170-seat auditorium and gallery exhibition space. We feature year-round performances by local and internationally-acclaimed musicians, artists, and thespians.

Fred Maybee, Operations Manager
31 Creamery Road PO Box 402 Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0 Canada

Nocturne: Art at Night

Halifax, NS

Nocturne: Art at Night

Halifax, NS

Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6 p.m.-midnight. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax. Nocturne, designed and planned by volunteers, is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax in a whole new light. The Nocturne Program Guide provides details about exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city.

The Nocturne program and map guide residents and visitors alike to a variety of exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city.

Nocturne is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization. We work on building partnerships with the city and area businesses and government organizations to bring the city access to art and wonder with no barriers.

Every year the city of Halifax partners with Nocturne and that year’s curator to bring art and artists to create fixed points for the evening. These projects echo the year’s theme and create gathering spots to which to explore the festival from.

Lindsay Cory, Chair
1546 Barrington Street Suite 104 Halifax, NS B3J 3X7 Canada

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