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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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

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

Culture Link / Light House Arts Centre

Halifax, NS

Culture Link / Light House Arts Centre

Halifax, NS

After five years of development, Light House Arts Centre is getting ready to open its doors in early 2022. LHAC is a multi-space, multi-disciplinary Arts Centre, located in the old World Trade & Convention Centre on Argyle St in downtown Halifax. Our Mission Statement is to “embrace culture and community to amplify opportunity, inspiration and connection.” Our goal at this moment is to learn as much as we can from the Presenting community so that one day soon we are developing and launching an annual Presentation Series.

Jody Scott, Hospitality & Event Manager
1800 Argyle Street, PO Box 34087, Scotia Square, Halifax, NS B3J 3S1

Dalhousie Arts Centre

Halifax, NS

Dalhousie Arts Centre

Halifax, NS

Since 1971, the Dalhousie Arts Centre has been a key feature in Nova Scotia’s arts and culture landscape. The Dalhousie Arts Centre is home to the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, which regularly features performances by local talent as well as world-famous national and international entertainers.

Shirley Third-Genus, Executive Director
6101 University Avenue Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 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

Dartmouth Community Concerts

Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth Community Concerts

Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth Community Concert Association was founded in 1957 and has had over 50 consecutive years of successful concert presentation. Most of our concerts would be described with the popular misnomer of “classical”. Our season usually runs from late Sep. to early May, with four (4) concerts, usually 2 before and 2 after Christmas. We use Woodlawn United Church as our venue. – an A-frame building with seating for approx. 500, with enviable adjacent paved parking for over 200 vehicles. We are a subscription-based series, but make individual admissions available at each concert. “Membership has its privileges” so therein lies the best deal! The performance area is limited (about 15′ wide x 20′ deep) but easily holds a 7′ grand, a string quartet, any soloist, duo, trio, choir – but not simultaneously!

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

Fredericton Playhouse

Fredericton, NB

Fredericton Playhouse

Fredericton, NB

Fredericton Playhouse is a 709-seat performance venue located in the provincial capital of New Brunswick. In addition to being a busy rental house, the venue presents a multi-disciplinary performing arts series from September to May each year. The series includes performances and outreach/education activities by regional, national, and international touring artists in dance, theatre, music, and multi-disciplinary arts of various genres.

Tim Yerxa, Executive Director
686 Queen Street Fredericton, NB E3B 1C2 Canada

King’s Theatre

Annapolis Royal, NS

King’s Theatre

Annapolis Royal, NS

Presenting a diverse range of live performance and film year-round, King’s Theatre is a 220-seat venue that has been an integral part of the Annapolis Royal community since 1921. Offering state-of-the-art LED stage lighting, digital sound, on-stage and cinematic projection, and a video recording system, it’s a very contemporary theatre in a very historic setting.

Janet Larkman, Executive Director
209 St George St, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

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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