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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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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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

Glasgow Square Theatre

New Glasgow, NS

Glasgow Square Theatre

New Glasgow, NS

Glasgow Square Theatre is set on the Beautiful East River and provides a venue for community events and attractions to the benefit of businesses, socials, and residents alike. The structure itself provides for year round entertainment, focusing on local, regional and International talent. Our built in state of the art A/V and sound equipment produces the highest quality in sound and effects for productions of every type.

Glasgow Square also offers a great location for weddings, parties, receptions, seminars and much more!

Paula Irving, Program and Events Manager
155 Riverside Parkway New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E1 Canada

L’association Le Moulin de la Baie

Saulnierville, NS

L’association Le Moulin de la Baie

Saulnierville, NS

L’Association Le Moulin de la Baie presents a wide range of high quality musical concerts in the Clare region of Southwestern Nova Scotia. Although we don’t have a venue of our own we have two venues at our disposal: the Clare Social Club in Little Brook and the Théâtre Marc Lescarbot on the campus of l’Université Sainte Anne in Church Point.

Paul-Emile Comeau, President/Artistic Director
P.O. Box 142 Saulnierville, NS B0W 2Z0 Canada

Devour! The Food Film Fest

Halifax, NS

Devour! The Food Film Fest

Halifax, NS

Combining cinematic talent with extraordinary gastronomic activities, Devour! The Food Film Fest is the world’s largest film festival focused on food and drink. The annual six-day festival hosts 100+ events, high profile chefs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world in Wolfville, Kentville and across Kings County, Nova Scotia. Throughout the year, Devour! hits the road with 15+ satellite events around the world.

Lia Rinaldo, Managing Director
Michael Howell, Executive Director
2706 Northwood Terrace Halifax, NS B3K 3S8 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

Gander Arts & Culture Centre

Gander, NL

Gander Arts & Culture Centre

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

Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series

Mont-Carmel, PE

Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series

Mont-Carmel, PE

The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel ltée was founded in March 2006 when a group of volunteers realized that it was imperative to establish cultural tourist programming in the Mont-Carmel region following the closing of Le Village de l’Acadie.

In the beginning, the Coopérative produced and staged the dinner theatre “La Cuisine à Mémé” for the last two years of its existence (2006 and 2007).

In 2008, the Coopérative tried something new and organized eight variety concerts during the summer months. Due to the great success of this first concert series, the Coopérative has been offering eight variety shows each summer since then.

Since 2010, the Coopérative organizes its Grand Ruisseau Song Festival at the end of September. This event lasts three days, from Friday evening until Sunday evening.

Christian Gallant, Artistic Director

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 3J5 Canada

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