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 21–24, 2023, Woody point, Ktaqmkuk / Newfoundland & Labrador
Are you a strategic planning and visioning expert with a passion for the performing arts? APA is inviting proposals for a transformative project to better prepare the organization for the years ahead and ensure we are continuing to best serve our members and the presenting sector.
The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is the non-profit regional performing arts presenters’ organization for the four Atlantic Provinces.
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.
Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song
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.
Eastern Front Theatre dedicates itself to theatre artists who call Atlantic Canada home. Committed to telling our stories, we develop, produce, and promote the work and talents of our community, ranging from established artists to emerging voices. Eastern Front Theatre is a catalyst for Atlantic Canadian theatre projects. We aim to work as advocates for theatre makers in our community. By supporting artists at the stage they are in, with the assistance they need, we deepen artistic impact. We grow and adapt with our community as it changes and progresses. We measure our success with the relationships we foster. With new leadership, we are looking toward expanding our Stages Festival, where we present both Atlantic Canadian, Canadian, and International works of theatre.
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.
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!
Highland Arts Theatre, or “The HAT” as it’s affectionately called, is the name of a performance venue in downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia, formerly the home of St. Andrew’s Church. When the church was decommissioned in 2013, a team stepped up to transform the beloved historical building into a state-of-the-art centre for arts and culture. While the venue is available for rent and has hosted many of Cape Breton’s finest in the fields of music and dance, it is our mandate to create a year-round, professional theatrical presence in downtown Sydney, producing and presenting quality productions with a special emphasis on Cape Breton artists, songs, and stories.