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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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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Membership

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

CB Nuit

Corner Brook

CB Nuit

Corner Brook

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.

Louise Gauthier, Creative Director
3 Humber Park, Corner Brook, NL A2H 2Z7

JazzEast & Halifax Jazz Festival

Halifax, NS

JazzEast & Halifax Jazz Festival

Halifax, NS

JazzEast is dedicated to music presentation and education in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Andrea Dawson Thomas, Interim Executive Director
2178 Gottingen St. Box 33043 Halifax, NS B3L 4T6 Canada

Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre

Stephenville, NL

Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre

Stephenville, NL

Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre houses a main theatre which seats 435 and a black box theatre which seats 150. We also have an Art Gallery and other rooms which work great for conferences.

Wanda Cook, Regional Manager
380 Massachusetts Drive Stephenville, NL A2N 3A5 Canada

Arts & Culture Centres

St. John's, NL

Arts & Culture Centres

St. John's, NL

The Arts and Culture Centres are owned and operated by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The first Centre, in St. John’s had its first perfromance on May 22, 1967 – since then, five other Centres have been created, in Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook, Stephenville and Labrador West.

Unique in Canada, this chain of theatres provides both rental facilities for local and national performances, and also presents a limited number of provincial tours, for both Newfoundland and Labrador artists, and from the rest of Canada.

The Arts and Culture Centres also exist as a resourse for a number of Community Presenters throughout the province, who present some of the attractions presented in the Centres, to communities not served by an Arts and Culture Centre.

Erin Barnhardt, Programming Manager
Aiden Flynn, Manager, Programming & Promotion
P.O. Box 1854 St. John's, NL A1C 5P9 Canada

Antigonish Performing Arts Series

Antigonish, NS

Antigonish Performing Arts Series

Antigonish, NS
Michael Steinitz
Dept of Physics, P.O. Box 5000 Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5 Canada

Gander Arts & Culture Centre

Gander, NL

Gander Arts & Culture Centre

Gander, NL
Brian Dove
155 Airport Boulevard Gander, NL A1V 1K6 Canada

Cecilia Concerts

Halifax, NS

Cecilia Concerts

Halifax, NS

For more than thirty years Cecilia Concerts has been presenting diverse world-class chamber music experiences in welcoming, bilingual, and intimate settings that connect our community, educate and inspire audiences and artists, and enhance the rich heritage and culture of K’jipuktuk / Halifax.

Gregory Morris, Executive Director
6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax, NS B3L 1K7

Carleton Victoria Arts Council

Florenceville-Bristol, NB

Carleton Victoria Arts Council

Florenceville-Bristol, NB

The Carleton North Theatre in Florenceville-Bristol, NB plays host to the performances presented by the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council. Located along the scenic St. John River valley in rural western New Brunswick, area residents from several small communities from Perth-Andover to Woodstock and beyond enjoy the intimate setting of this soft-seat venue. Approximately 400 seats are contained in twelve rows with centre, left and right sections.

The Carleton-Victoria Arts Council was honoured to receive the Community Presenter’s Award at Contact East 2007. This award recognizes excellence and achievement by a volunteer organization to present touring performances, commitment to excellence in programming and contribution to community life.

The first show presented by the CVAC was by the Canadian Brass in 1979. We are proud to maintain the long-standing tradition of presenting professional Canadian and international artists to local audiences. The continued success of the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council pays homage to the vision, hard work and dedication of the early committees.

Pearl Black
934 Route 590 Waterville, Car Co, NB E7P 1C4

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