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 23–25, 2024, Kjipuktuk/HALIFAX, Nova scotia

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OPPORTUNITY We're hiring an Indigenous Presenter Gathering Coordinator (8-week contract position)

Deadline: Sunday, February 29, 2024

APA is seeking a motivated individual to join the APA team as our Indigenous Presenter Gathering Coordinator, responsible for managing all coordination and logistics of the upcoming Indigenous Presenters Gathering, April 26 – 28, 2024.

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

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Sydney, NS

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Sydney, NS
Joe Costello
320 Esplanade Sydney, NS B1P 7B9 Canada

Harbourfront Theatre

Summerside, PE

Harbourfront Theatre

Summerside, PE

Harbourfront Theatre opened its doors in 1996, the result of more than a decade of tireless effort on the part of a group of Summerside citizens with a vision to create a state of the art, multi purpose performing arts facility in Prince County. The theatre, along with the Eptek Art & Culture Centre and the Summerside Visitor Information Centre, is housed in The Wyatt Centre, aptly named after one of the facility’s major contributors, Dr. Wanda Wyatt.

Harbourfront Theatre is owned by Regional Cultural Events Centre Inc., a registered non-profit organization managed by a board of directors, general manager, and director of operations, and boasts a friendly, knowledgeable, professional staff and a dedicated core of over 90 volunteers. Its mission is “to provide a continuous live entertainment service to the Prince Edward Island community and its visitors, featuring both local and touring productions, while being a significant driving force within the community to encourage and nurture the development and appreciation of the performing arts.” The facility is ideally suited to a myriad of uses, including plays, concerts, opera, ballet, comedy & magic shows, conferences, seminars, receptions, business mixers, trade shows and public forums. Beautifully appointed and state of the art equipped, the Harbourfront Theatre represents the best of both worlds – large enough to host renowned touring acts, yet small enough so that every one of its 527 seats captures a uniquely intimate performer/audience experience.

124 Harbour Drive Summerside, PE C1N 5Y8 Canada

Shivering Songs Festival

Fredericton, NB

Shivering Songs Festival

Fredericton, NB

Just four years old, this young festival with a mighty heart has full intentions of warming up the music lovers of mid-winter Fredericton. Curated by local folk-pop group Olympic Symphonium and friends, this festival has a strong emphasis on the songwriting craft and annually features an array of East Coast artists as well as songwriters, musicians and storytellers from all over North America. Highlights alongside the headlining performances at downtown’s Wilmot United Church include the always popular Songwriter’s Circle and the hootenanny known as the Bluegrass Brunch at the Boyce Farmers Market. Music fans of all ages will find something to embrace at Shivering Songs.

Zachary Atkinson, Treasurer
877 Union St Fredericton, NB E3A 3P7 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

Community of Kinkora

Brookvale, PE

Community of Kinkora

Brookvale, PE

Municipal Government. To provide municipal services to the residents of Kinkora and to promote and develop the community.

Aaron Gauthier, Chief Administrative Officer
45 Anderson Road Box 38 Brookvale, PE C0B 1N0 Canada

Neptune Theatre

Halifax, NS

Neptune Theatre

Halifax, NS

Now in its 56th Season, Neptune Theatre has something for everyone! Neptune Theatre boasts two stages with a variety of productions ranging from local and Canadian-made plays to story known around the world. Find out more about Neptune on Facebook Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channel NeptuneHFX.

Jeremy Webb, Artistic Director
1593 Argyle Street Halifax, NS B3J 2B2 Canada

Ship’s Company Theatre

Parrsboro, NS

Ship’s Company Theatre

Parrsboro, NS

Ship’s Company Theatre is a professional theatre company located in the coastal community of Parrsboro/Awokun, Nova Scotia/Mi’kma’ki, Canada. Now celebrating its 38th season, Ship’s Company Theatre is a prime centre for the production and development of Canadian and Atlantic Canadian theatre serving a local, regional, and tourist audience. Our seasons annually include one or two Mainstage plays, a Second Stage play, a Kid’s Stage production, our Concert Series, and Youth Theatre Camps.

Richie Wilcox, Artistic Director
PO Box 275 18 Lower Main St. Parrsboro, NS B0M 1S0 Canada

Town of Riverview, Parks and Recreation

Riverview, NB

Town of Riverview, Parks and Recreation

Riverview, NB

The purpose of the Parks, Recreation and Community Relations Department is to provide quality recreational, leisure and cultural opportunities for the enjoyment of the citizens of Riverview while building community spirit and awareness. Directly, this is accomplished through effective management of parks, facilities, open space and direct program planning. Indirectly, the Department provides assistance to community groups and organizations through leadership, consultation and coordination.

Our entertainment includes: weekly summer concerts in Caseley Park, Canada Day celebrations during our SUNFEST summer kick-off festival, musical entertainment at various smaller events such as our Neighborhood ward parties, our Fall Harvest Festival, a community Christmas concert, and activitiesand entertainment during Winterlude our 10 day winter festival. All of our events are designed to be accessible to as many people as possible as most are either free or have a minimal cost attached.

Paulette Tingley, Youth and Community Coordinator

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