2023 Canada Winter Games

Charlottetown, PE

2023 Canada Winter Games

Charlottetown, PE

PEI will host the Canada Winter Games from February 18 to March 5, 2023. The Games will bring together 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches, across 20 different sports, for the largest multi-sport event in the country. A large part of Games delivery includes a national festival where the diversity and talent of Canada’s identity and culture can be strongly reaffirmed. The festival will also serve as an occasion where the links between and sport and culture and sport as an art can be explored and celebrated. The festival components will include performances in rural communities, partnered concert series’, community stages on winter carnival sites, multicultural arts programs, youth\family events, athletes’ village programming, as well as headliner concerts featuring Canada’s top acts. Professional artists will also be featured in the televised Opening and Closing ceremonies.

Tanya Gallant, Director of Ceremonies, Culture & VIP Services
135 St. Peters Road, Suite 202, Charlottetown, PE C1A 5P3

Acadia University Performing Arts

Wolfville, NS

Acadia University Performing Arts

Wolfville, NS

Every year, Acadia University presents and hosts an amazing variety of cultural and arts events. Included are concerts in a broad range of musical styles, classical and contemporary theatre, stimulating literary events and lectures, unique exhibitions of art, and the Acadia Performing Arts Series. Whether the artists already have an international reputation or if they are developing stars of tomorrow, they are delighted to have the community participate and share their work. There are choices here for every taste and budget. We invite you to look over the selection and mark your calendar today!

Francois Cote
Acadia University Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6 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

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

Astor Theatre

Liverpool, NS

Astor Theatre

Liverpool, NS

The Astor Theatre is proud to be the oldest performing arts venue in the province. In 2002 the Astor Theatre celebrated 100 years of entertainment on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.

Jean Robinson-Dexter, Executive Director
219 Main St., P.O. Box 1148 Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0 Canada

Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada – IMPACTfest

Moncton, NB

Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada – IMPACTfest

Moncton, NB

COMMITTED TO CREATION, COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada is an international award winning, creation-based company with a focus on new works, collaboration and broad-based public engagement in the arts. It presents 20 to 30 performances annually at home and abroad. Atlantic Ballet Canada serves as a creative dance hub by supporting artist development and exchange through an Artist in Residence program, a biennial IMPACTfest featuring dance, film, workshops, and artist networking and hosting an intensive International Summer training program. Recognized as a national leader in using ballet-art for public engagement, Atlantic Ballet Canada has established cross-sector partnerships with the education, social/health and ICT sectors, creating leading large-scale provincial, regional and national initiatives. The Company engages in projects and initiatives in the community every year on relevant challenges and issues. Embracing diversity, Atlantic Ballet is a multicultural company of soloist artists well known for their extensive technical abilities and strong emotional qualities on stage. Through collaboration with like-minded artists attracted by the vision and artistic philosophy of our Artistic Director our creative practice uses ballet-art as a platform to see our world in more compelling, poignant and imaginative ways.

Susan Chalmers Gauvin, CEO

Atlantic Dance Festival Danse Atlantique

Moncton, NB

Atlantic Dance Festival Danse Atlantique

Moncton, NB

Dance is an art form that knows no boundaries. It moves beyond linguistic, cultural, political and geographical frontiers. Inspired by this philosophy, the DansEncorps Productions Inc. established the atlantic dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique, in order to bring together representatives of various dance sectors in a collective celebration of artistic excellence. The team is proud of its accomplishments since the Festival’s first edition in 2006.

The aim of the professional dance performances is the discovery of top-level artists from the Atlantic Provinces and Canada. Training development and interaction between the dancers and the general public are the main themes of the Festival. The goal is to establish dialogue and networking between participants, and those who have a passion for dance, in a friendly non-competitive atmosphere. The atlantic dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique strives to pursue this goal by offering a program that is even more complete and divers each year.

Chantal Cadieux, Artistic Director
Centre culturel Aberdeen, suite 14 140 Botsford Moncton, NB E1C 4X5 Canada

Bella Rosa Arts Centre

Halifax, NS

Bella Rosa Arts Centre

Halifax, NS

The Bella Rose Arts Centre Society was created in order to fill the need for a performing arts venue and cultural space in the Clayton Park neighborhood of Halifax Mainland North. The society is a registered, not-for-profit charity whose function is to operate the Bella Rose Arts Centre theatre and its programs. The mission of the Bella Rose Arts Centre is to foster appreciation and understanding of the arts within the school and community through an inclusive approach to fine arts programming.

Located at 283 Thomas Raddall Drive in Clayton Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the Bella Rose Arts Centre is a 600-seat professional theatre designed for the performing arts. We welcome rental inquiries from booking agents, non-profit organizations and commercial businesses. Our venue is capable of handling a wide variety of events from conferences to concerts, theatrical performances to fundraisers and dance shows.

Amie Moore, Executive Director
Gary O'Hara
283 Thomas Raddall Drive Halifax, NS B3S 1R1 Canada
P.O. Box 25136 Halifax, NS B3M 4H4 Canada

BMO Studio Theatre

Saint John, NB

BMO Studio Theatre

Saint John, NB
Stephen Tobias, Executive Director
112 Princess Street Saint John, NB E2L 1K4 Canada

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Sydney, NS

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

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

Capitol Theatre

Moncton, NB

Capitol Theatre

Moncton, NB

As a regional, bilingual cultural centre, the Capitol is committed to promoting all arts disciplines and to present local, regional, national and international artists for you – our patrons.

The Capitol is a vibrant member of our community. We are proud to partner with other cultural organizations, educational institutions, governments and businesses to ensure the continuation of live performing arts in our region.

Our mandate allows us to preserve one of our community’s most significant and beloved heritage buildings, while also preserving the building’s original purpose as a popular community venue for the presentation of arts, entertainment and cultural events.

The Capitol Theatre could not function without the incredible team of over 240 volunteers that give their time and energy to ensure the patrons of the Capitol have the best experience possible.

Yolaine Robichaud, Operations Manager
Kim Rayworth, Managing Director - Directrice générale
811 Main Street Moncton, NB E1C 1G1 Canada

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

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

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

Celtic Colours International Festival

Sydney, NS

Celtic Colours International Festival

Sydney, NS

The Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Island’s living traditional culture. For nine days in October you’ll discover hundreds of events and activities taking place in communities across the Island.

Mike MacSween, Executive Director
170 George St., Suite 321, Sydney, NS B1P 1J2

Centre Expo-Festival Center

Wellington, PE

Centre Expo-Festival Center

Wellington, PE

The Centre Expo-Festival Center was officially opened in 1998. The center includes a main hall with stage, a pub/restaurant, a bakery and an outside venue Village Musical Acadien which is open during the tourist season and présents cultural expériences and has an art gallery. The center is also host to community festivals, produces a dinner-theater in July & August, présents weekly Kitchen Parties and acoustic music jams and other musical shows during the year.

Jeannette Blaquiere, Secretary
C.P. 37 1745, Route 124, Abram-Village Wellington, PE C0B 2E0 Canada

Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Fredericton, NB

Charlotte Street Arts Centre

Fredericton, NB

Charlotte Street Arts Centre (CSAC) has 3 main proponents to the organization. We are Landlords to the building that houses many artists and arts organizations, we have an ARTreach program that provides programming to vulnerable communities, and we also have an auditorium and community room that we rent to the public, and host our own events. We have only dabbled in hosting our own events as we had no elevator and accessibility has been a barrier. We are currently going through construction and the new space will allow us to provide much more in-house programming for performance.

Courtney Steeves, Executive Director
732 Charlotte street Fredericton, NB E3B 1M5 Canada

Chedabucto Place Association

Guysborough, NS

Chedabucto Place Association

Guysborough, NS

The Chedabucto Place Performance Centre (CPPC) was officially opened on July 20, 2007. This marked the culmination of the diligent efforts of the volunteer group and the support of the community. The CPPC stands as an excellent example of people and government agencies working toward a common goal. All levels of government, the Strait Regional School Board, the Guysborough County RDA, and the citizens of Guysborough County as well as many people from outside Guysborough County, supported this project. The CPPC is an important addition to the cultural, educational, and economic assets of our region.The CPPC is operated by the Chedabucto Place Association, under the guidelines of a written use agreement with the Strait Regional School Board.

Objectives of the Chedabucto Place Association

  1. Promote the cultural heritage of Guysborough County, with particular emphasis our founding and diverse cultures.
  2. Enhance learning and networking opportunities for students and adults in the performing arts, the visual arts, stage and multi-media production, and cultural entrepreneurship.
  3. Provide a performance venue that will attract world class entertainment to our area, as well as provide a venue for local performers to display their talent.
  4. Enhance the cultural infrastructure in Eastern Nova Scotia, increasing the area’s attractiveness for both tourists and the local population.
Jim Muise, Chairman
Miles MacDonald, Secretary Treasurer
P.O. Box 10 27 Green Street Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0 Canada

Chester Playhouse

Chester, NS

Chester Playhouse

Chester, NS

The Chester Playhouse is a warm intimate 176 soft seat theatre in the lovely south shore village of Chester. Our motto is “world class entertainment with home-made cookies”. Our summer festival includes four professional theatre productions, a youth theatre show, musical artists from across Canada, as well as films and special events.

Roma Dingwell
P.O. Box 293 22 Pleasant Street Chester, NS B0J 1J0 Canada

Clarenville Events Centre

Clarenville, NL

Clarenville Events Centre

Clarenville, NL

The Clarenville Event Centre is a multi-use building designed to meet the region’s requirements for sports and recreation, active living, community meetings, gatherings and events.

In addition to offering an ice surface for general skating, figure skating and hockey, the event centre includes an indoor walking track. The theatre will offer an appropriate setting for arts events, lectures or seminars. This multi-use facility will also enhance the region’s ability to host conferences and conventions.

The event centre is a positive investment in healthy living and regional growth and development, adding substantially to the sustainability of the region and enhancing the quality of life for people in the area.

Denise Ellis, Manager
15 Blackmore Avenue Clarenville, NL A5A 1B8 Canada

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival

Montague, PE

Cloggeroo – the Island Folk Festival

Montague, PE
Kathleen Flanagan, Chair
P.O. Box 937 Montague, PE C0A1R0 Canada

College of Piping

Summerside, PE

College of Piping

Summerside, PE

The Celtic Performing Arts Centre brings people together, to inspire learning, creativity and culture and to create opportunities for growth. When you walk through the doors of the new 300 seat Celtic Performing Arts Centre, you’re ushered into a vibrant atmosphere where culture and performance give way to successful futures and enable our youth to excel in their development.

Jennifer Campbell, Executive Director
619 Water Street East Summerside, PE C1N 4H8 Canada

Collins Center for the Arts

Orono, ME

Collins Center for the Arts

Orono, ME

Collins Center of the Arts is in Orono, Maine.

Located on the University of Maine campus, the Richard R. and Anne A. Collins Center for the Arts (CCA) is the cultural centerpiece of eastern and northern Maine. Now in our 30th Season, the CCA continues to present world-class performances in a wide variety of art forms and cultures, appealing to diverse interests and age groups. Each season brings a wide variety of events, including Broadway tours, nationally-known comedians, legendary concert performers, word-class dancers, live theatre, and everything in between. The 1,435 Hutchins Concert Hall provides the perfect venue to see your favorite events.

Daniel Williams
5746 Collins Center for the Arts Orono, ME 04469-5746 United States

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

Confederation Centre

Charlottetown, PE

Confederation Centre

Charlottetown, PE

A leading Canadian cultural centre that inspires creativity, dialogue, and collaboration. Celebrate Canada; Embrace the Arts!

Darcy Campbell
145 Richmond Street Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J1 Canada

Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre

Dartmouth, NS

Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre

Dartmouth, NS

The CCGH works towards the overall development of the Francophones and the Francophile community of the Halifax Regional Municipality since 1991. In addition of acting as a representative of the francophone community of the Halifax Regional Municipality, to build partnerships and share information, the CCGH develops year after year, programs and services for the Francophone and Francophile community.

Lisa Michaud
201C Avenue du Portage Dartmouth, NS B2X 3T4 Canada

Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel

Mont-Carmel, PE

Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel

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.

Christian Gallant, Artistic Director

Corner Brook Arts & Culture

Corner Brook, NL

Corner Brook Arts & Culture

Corner Brook, NL
Krista Hansen-Robitshek, Manager
P.O. Box 100 University Drive Corner Brook, NL A2H 6C3 Canada

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

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!

Debut Atlantic

Halifax, NS

Debut Atlantic

Halifax, NS

Founded in 1979, Debut Atlantic is one of this country’s most dynamic and prestigious musical organizations. In fact, the Debut Atlantic tour has evolved into a much coveted opportunity for Canada’s up-and-coming talented classical musicians. The impressive list of artists waiting to be added to the roster is a testament to our success as is the caliber of names which comprise our star-studded compendium of alumni. The list includes some of Canada’s most recognizable artists such as pianists Jon Kimura Parker, Louis Lortie, and Angela Hewitt, cellist Shauna Rolston, Canada’s finest baroque orchestra Tafelmusik, and the world-renowned singers Ben Heppner, Richard Margison, Wendy Nielsen, and Measha Brueggergosman. Despite its enormous success, Debut Atlantic continues to grow and develop new facets that contribute to Atlantic Canada’s cultural environment. A decade ago, Debut began its Encore series, featuring some of our most celebrated alumni. In 1998, Debut began pairing award-winning authors with Encore artists in its Words and Music series, featuring literary giants such as Mordecai Richler, Michael Ondaatje, Wayne Johnston, and David Adams Richards. In 1999, the Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence was inaugurated and continues to award annual $1,000 scholarships to high school music students from all over the Atlantic Region. In the fall of 2001, New Brunswick composer Alasdair MacLean was appointed Composer-in-Residence to Debut Atlantic making it the first touring organization in Canada to host a resident composer. 2002/03 saw the start of the Classical Musics of the World series – which to date has hosted George Gao, Liu Fang, Aditya Verma, and Vineet Vyas, to name a few. 2007 saw the introduction of Debut’s Encore in the Summer series, featuring pianist Angela Cheng – one of Canada’s most gifted artists. As one of Canada’s most highly regarded classical music organizations, Debut is proud to celebrate 30 years of bringing musicianship of exceptional quality to communities big and small throughout all four Atlantic Provinces.

Erin Sparks, Program Officer
P.O. Box 575 1505 Barrington Street Halifax, NS B3J 2R7 Canada

deCoste Centre

Pictou, NS

deCoste Centre

Pictou, NS
Troy Greencorn
P.O. Box 39 Pictou, NS B0K 1H0 Canada

Deep Roots Music Festival

Wolfville, NS

Deep Roots Music Festival

Wolfville, NS

Set in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, the Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival is an annual September event enjoyed by music lovers of all ages. With this picturesque university town and its beautiful natural surroundings as the backdrop, the Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival brings together some of the finest folk and roots singers, songwriters and musicians in the world for a weekend of concerts, workshops and celebration.

Peter Mowat
466A Main Street Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2 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

Eastern Front Theatre

Halifax, NS

Eastern Front Theatre

Halifax, NS

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.

Kat McCormack, Artistic Director
1580 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1Z6

Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

The Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance is a not for profit corporation with a volunteer board of directors who represent all facets of arts and culture in eastern Labrador. This umbrella organization works with a large community volunteer sector to foster the arts and cultural heritage, integrating schools and community groups.

The Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance aims to provide accessible, supportive, well resourced programs and venues for the performing arts, with a focus on the creation, development and advancement of art by local artists and youth in Labrador.

Amy Norman, Manager
15-21 Voisey Drive PO Box 2507 Station B Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0 Canada

Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society

Eastport, NL

Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society

Eastport, NL

The Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the culture and heritage of the Eastport Peninsula region through history, music, drama and visual arts. We are governed by a volunteer 15-person Board of Directors under a constitutional framework.

Glendyne Saunders, Manager
8-10 Church St. P.O. Box 136 Eastport, NL A0G 1Z0 Canada

Evergreen Theatre

Margaretsville, NS

Evergreen Theatre

Margaretsville, NS

The Evergreen Theatre is the sole project of the Fundy Folk Association; a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization with a committed Board of Directors, whose mandate is to offer quality arts programming/cultural enrichment/social and volunteer opportunities to our rural community by presenting professional and amateur acts from a wide variety of performing arts, and by providing a performance venue, meeting and workshop space to the local community. The re-purposed 1860s-era Baptist church on the North Mountain above the Annapolis Valley brings a steady stream of professional artists from Nova Scotia, the rest of Canada and abroad to a rural area otherwise lacking a dedicated performance establishment. In its 15-year history, The Evergreen has developed from a local amateur talent event to a professional venue known across Nova Scotia, and further afield, as a surprising jewel in the travelling performance circuit around the Maritimes.

David O'Leary
1660 Stronach Mountain Road Margaretsville, NS B0S 1N0 Canada

Feels Good Folly Fest

Fredericton, NB

Feels Good Folly Fest

Fredericton, NB

Feels Good Community Inc. is a non profit organization whose main focus is bringing together the over abundance of artistic and musical talent which presides in the Maritime provinces.

Paul McAllister, Executive Director
874 Charlotte St Unit 4 Fredericton, NB E3B 1M8 Canada

Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

Antigonish, NS

Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

Antigonish, NS

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.

Ashley Pettipas, Operations Coordinator
5015 Chapel Square, StFX Campus, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
5015 Chapel Square, StFX Campus, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity

St. John's, NL

First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity

St. John's, NL

The First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity is an Indigenous-led not-for-profit, professional arts centre, operating under the broader umbrella of First Light: St. John’s Friendship Centre. The centre provides a space for the development, exhibition and appreciation of traditional and contemporary art by providing facilities, professional expertise and a supportive atmosphere for arts creation, presentation, and dissemination. The Centre for Performance and Creativity supports all disciplines with a primary focus on music and performance. First Light believes that arts and a strong commitment to cultural preservation and revitalization, as a means of reconciliation, are integral to stronger communities. The centre aims to advance all arts, with a focus on Indigenous-led arts.

Heidi Dixon, Business Development Coordinator
42 Bannerman Street St. John's, NL A1C3M6 Canada

Florence Simmons Performance Hall

Charlottetown, PE

Florence Simmons Performance Hall

Charlottetown, PE

The Florence Simmons Performance Hall is a theatre situated on the campus of Holland College. Our mandate is to bring in entertainment that not only reaches out to the general public but can also be educational experience to the performing arts students at the college.

Gloria Hastie, Event Coordinator
Gaylene Carragher
140 Weymouth Street Charlottetown, PE C1A 4Z1 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

Friends of Souris Show Hall

Souris, PE

Friends of Souris Show Hall

Souris, PE

The Souris Show Hall’s rich history makes it the oldest theatre on PEI. The Hall provides a beautiful, historic space with wonderful acoustics for live music and theatre. Red seats donated from The Confederation Centre creates a rich, comfortable interior accommodating 150 guests. Souris Show Hall has been rejuvenated in the last 5 years and provides Islanders and Visitors a wonderful venue for live music and theatre.

Kier Kenny, Executive Director
5 Church Avenue, Souris, Prince Edward Island
PO Box 672 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L3 Canada

Full Circle Festival

Halifax, NS

Full Circle Festival

Halifax, NS

Full Circle Festival is a newfangled stringband hootenanny in Newport Landing, NS. We are a homemade non-profit music festival held over the summer solstice weekend. We love music, good food, friendly friends, dogs, children, and dancing in warm summer air.

Louise Hanavan, Festival Coordinator
6530 Edinburgh St Halifax, NS B3L 1W8 Canada

Gander Arts & Culture Centre

Gander, NL

Gander Arts & Culture Centre

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

Garrick Theatre

Bonavista, NL

Garrick Theatre

Bonavista, NL

The Garrick Theatre in Bonavista opened to the public on Christmas Day, 1945. Built by 21 year-old John Bradley with the assistance of his father, F. Gordon Bradley, the Garrick has been a popular entertainment venue and social centre for generations of area residents.

Melissa Boyce, General Manager
Bonavista Historic Townscape Foundation P.O. Box 10 Bonavista, NL A0C 1B0 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

Gorden Pinsent Centre for the Arts

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL

Gorden Pinsent Centre for the Arts

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Sean Cooper
c o Provincial Building Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1W9 Canada

Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre

Tatamagouche, NS

Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre

Tatamagouche, NS

The Creamery Square Arts Society is a nonprofit organization that manages the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, a performing arts venue in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Home of live entertainment, visual art, and community events, the Grace features a 170-seat auditorium and gallery exhibition space. We feature year-round performances by local and internationally-acclaimed musicians, artists, and thespians.

Fred Maybee, Operations Manager
31 Creamery Road PO Box 402 Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0 Canada

Gros Morne Summer Music

Corner Brook, NL

Gros Morne Summer Music

Corner Brook, NL

Gros Morne Summer Music (GMSM) is a year-round interarts organization now operating under a shared leadership model of Artistic Director David Maggs and Executive Associate Mhiran Faraday, both enjoying national and international experience with complex, innovative ventures. In 2018, the organization restructured, focusing an operating model on areas of training, presentation, and creation, and developing a national strategy to advance the organization’s role in arts policy, research, and innovation. GMSM owns two arts facilities (in Corner Brook and Woody Point, Newfoundland) with capacity for fully-equipped artist residencies, practice and performance spaces, recording facilities, and a digital laboratory. Mission: Rooted in Western Newfoundland, our work aims to deepen the social agency of art with a commitment to the integrity of artistic practice. We use the interconnected platforms of training, creative development, and presentation to integrate the transformative capacity of art into daily life. Vision: is to aspire to bring complex social themes into compelling aesthetic encounters working across and beyond arts practices as a global collaborator.

David Maggs, Artistic Director
110 Humber Road, Corner Brook, NL A2H 2E8

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.

Kieran Keller
124 Harbour Drive Summerside, PE C1N 5Y8 Canada

Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song Society

Lockeport, NS

Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song Society

Lockeport, NS

Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song

Garrett Chetwynd, Box Office & Promotions Captain
Fran Scott, Coordinator
PO Box 249 Lockeport, NS B0T 1L0 Canada

Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

Fredericton, NB

Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

Fredericton, NB

The Best International Festival Experience on Canada’s East Coast!

400+ Musicians, 150 Performances, 27 Stages, 6 City Blocks, 6 Incredible Days, 1 Happenin’ City! Fredericton comes alive for six days each September as hundreds of world class performers appear on dozens of stages, all conveniently located in Fredericton’s beautiful and historic downtown.

Whether you want to dance all night at a spicy Cajun party, listen to the raw sounds of electric blues, sway to some smooth jazz or just get your funk on, you’ll find something to tempt every musical taste – all at a price that’s easy on the wallet.

Known internationally for presenting the best in established international talent, up-and-coming discoveries from the East Coast and abroad, great musical memories, friendly community, and a touch of the unexpected are what the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival is famous for.

Al Atkins, Production Coordinator
81 Regent St. Fredericton, NB E3B 3W3 Canada

Highland Arts Theatre Association

Sydney, NS

Highland Arts Theatre Association

Sydney, NS

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.

Wesley J. Colford, Artistic & Executive Director
40 Bentinck Street, Sydney, NS B1P 1G2

Imperial Theatre

Saint John, NB

Imperial Theatre

Saint John, NB

The beautiful Imperial Theatre is one of Canada’s oldest and works as a seasonal presenter (Sept to May) & a successful roadhouse stage. We have an 842-seat house and can accommodate small, intimate shows to big, broadway theatre and everything in between.

Bethany Stout, Assistant Executive Director
Angela Campbell, Executive Director
12 King Square South Saint John, NB E2L 5B8 Canada

Jack Byrne Regional Sport & Entertainment Centre

Torbay, NL

Jack Byrne Regional Sport & Entertainment Centre

Torbay, NL

Tasked with providing sport and entertainment activity for the Northeast Avalon region of Newfoundland.

Lorne Tucker, Manager
Cathy Green
7 Kennedys Brook Drive P.O. Box 1040 Torbay, NL A1K 1K8 Canada

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

Kinetic

Halifax, NS

Kinetic

Halifax, NS

Kinetic Studio is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and presentation of contemporary Based in K’jipuktuk/Halifax, we support professional dance artists by providing workshops, classes, artistic residencies, a seasonal program of finished and unfinished works, and more. We aim to foster a supportive, responsive and flexible environment that allows dance artists at all levels to develop to their full artistic potential. The work of Kinetic Studio takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral home and unceded traditional land of the Mi’kmaq people. We are grateful to be on this land, and have deep respect for those who have been its caretakers for many generations. We are committed to working to understand and live by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which govern this land. Kinetic is committed to building and nurturing spaces where artists can explore, create and grow with equity, justice, and respect. We recognize the inequities in our society that result in many artists being vulnerable to abuse, harassment and discrimination. We reject these abuses of power, and commit to work towards creating safer spaces for everyone. We envision an environment in which all artists can create with the freedom and respect we all deserve.

Liliona Quarmyne, Artistic Director
1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

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

Kings Playhouse

Georgetown, PE

Kings Playhouse

Georgetown, PE

The King’s Playhouse is a vital component of the cultural life in Eastern PEI. Our vision is one of creative and cultural growth through performance, membership and audiences. We seek to meet the needs of our audiences through the development of valuable ongoing relationships to create excitement, cultural awareness and community participation.

The original playhouse, built in 1887, was unique in the idea that a county seat should have a town hall that would house both the Town Council meetings and those community and cultural events that knit together small communities and make the long winter nights bearable.

Both professional, and semi-professional, touring groups came to Georgetown, playing out of trunks and picking up locals for bit parts. A Georgetown amateur society was formed and joined the growing ranks of local players on the island who toured church halls and community centres.

Haley Zavo, Executive Director
Catherine O'Brien
65 Grafton Street po box 267 Georgetown, PE C0A 1L0 Canada

Kittiwake Dance Theatre

St. John's, NL

Kittiwake Dance Theatre

St. John's, NL

Kittiwake Dance Theatre, Newfoundland’s oldest non – profit dance company, founded in 1987, makes its home in St. John’s, one of North America’s oldest cities. It has a company repertoire of over fifty works incorporating a variety of styles and subjects from the dramatic to the humorous and the traditional to the contemporary, with numerous works reflecting Newfoundland’s rich history and cultural heritage. In addition to providing the public with quality performances reflecting the width and breath of the world of dance, Kittiwake’s mandate includes an obligation to nurture the art of dance by providing local students with workshops and residency projects, with not only Kittiwake’s artistic staff, but with touring companies as well. In past years, Kittiwake has joined forces with the Arts and Culture Centre in securing residency projects with dance companies such as Motus O Dance Theatre, the Danny Grossman Dance Company and Toronto Dance Theatre, to name just a few. These events are open to all local dancers and students with the appropriate level of technical training.

Richard Stoker
PO Box 7414 St. John's, NL A1E 3Y5 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

Labrador West Arts & Culture Centre

Labrador City, NL

Labrador West Arts & Culture Centre

Labrador City, NL
Chris Ball, Manager
P.O. Box 69 Hudson Drive Labrador City, NL A2V 2K3 Canada

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Kilburn, NB

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Kilburn, NB

Held in Perth-Andover, NB, and known as the “Little Festival that Could,” the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo brings together some of the best talent the East Coast of Canada and beyond has to offer, for one weekend of pure musical bliss.

The Larlee Creek Hullabaloo is known for its genre-rich lineup, collaborative performances, and the downhome hospitality we show our audience and the artists who are our festival.

Heidi Baird
12260 Route 105 Kilburn, NB E7H 3X6 Canada

Launchpad

Bangor, ME

Launchpad

Bangor, ME

A nonprofit arts incubator building creative connections in Maine & beyond through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects & events. Launchpad was created with a slate of initiatives and programs to strengthen the existing Maine artistic landscape. These include its flagship project, the Launchpad Arts Incubator, the Emerge artist fund, the HelpArt initiative and the Central Gallery, a space for artist residencies, arts education, community-based arts projects & festivals, as well as exhibitions, performances, and talks.

Meg Shorette, Executive Director
84 Harlow Street Suite 1 Bangor, ME 04401 United States

Le Conseil Rév. S.-É.-Perrey inc.

Tignish, PE

Le Conseil Rév. S.-É.-Perrey inc.

Tignish, PE

The mission of Le Conseil Rév. S.-É.-Perrey inc. is to develop and promote the West Prince Acadian community by organizing french activities and community events, in offering french services and in representing educational, historic, cultural, economic and political interest of the Acadians of West Prince.

Monique Arsenault, Director
119 ch. DeBlois Tignish, PE C0B 2B0 Canada

Live Art Dance Productions

Halifax, NS

Live Art Dance Productions

Halifax, NS

Live Art Dance is a specialised dance presenter that programs an annual season of works that feature local, national, and international dance artists. While our activities vary in scope from the 200 seat Sir James Dunn Theatre to the 1000 seat Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, the focus is on contemporary dance. Recent artists include Company Marie Chouinard, Le Carré des lombes, Mocean Dance, BJM, and Denise Fujiwara. Evocative and provocative, Live Art Dance highlights the best in contemporary dance performance.

Randy Glynn, Artistic Director
6068 Quinpool Rd Halifax, NS B3L 1A1 Canada

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society

Lunenburg, NS

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society

Lunenburg, NS

-The mandate of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society is to promote the preservation and continuation of traditional folk music from a diverse range of cultures and regions, through emphasis on acoustic instrumentation and a capella singing. Also, to encourage the writing and performance of current and timely folk music which contributes to the evolutionary nature of an international folk tradition.

Louis Robitaille, Acting Chair
PO Box 655 Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 Canada

Marigold Cultural Centre

Truro, NS

Marigold Cultural Centre

Truro, NS

Marigold Cultural Centre is in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Lori Holman
605 Prince Street Truro, NS B2N 1G2 Canada

Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts

Windsor, NS

Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts

Windsor, NS
Danny Everson, General Manager
P.O. Box 2697 Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 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

Mt Allison Performing Arts Series

Sackville, NB

Mt Allison Performing Arts Series

Sackville, NB
Kevin Morse
62 York Street Sackville, NB E4L 1A6 Canada
Mount Allison University (Performing Arts Series) 62 York Street Sackville, NB E4L 1A6 Canada

Mulgrave Road Theatre

Guysborough, NS

Mulgrave Road Theatre

Guysborough, NS
Emmy Alcorn, Artistic Director
Box 219 68 Main St Guysborough, NS B0H1 N0 Canada

Musique Royale

Lunenburg, NS

Musique Royale

Lunenburg, NS
Barbara Butler, Artistic and Managing Director
PO Box 238 64 Townsend Street Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 Canada

Musique Saint-Joachim

Bertrand, NB

Musique Saint-Joachim

Bertrand, NB

Musique Saint-Joachim is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to encourage the performance of classical music, blues and jazz. Located at Bertrand, NB, its principal performance venue is the local church, a building with exceptional acoustics. Here, it will offer an annual programme of musical events for the general public and also for young audiences.

Rejean Poirier, Producer
635 Boudreau Road Bertrand, NB E1W 1J7 Canada

Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial

Musquodoboit, NS

Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial

Musquodoboit, NS

We are a 230-seat theatre approximately 60 minutes from Halifax. Our beautiful building has been a fixture in Musquodoboit since 1928. A who’s who of talent has graced our stage, from Loreena McKennit and the Rankin Family to Ron Hynes and Valdy. Quite a feat for a venue in rural Nova Scotia.

Our theatre is also home to one of two remaining stage curtains by renowned artist William Gill. It can be displayed for public viewing, though we ask you to make arrangements with the MVBT office beforehand.

We look forward to seeing you all someday soon.

Kerry-Anne Taylor
12390 Hwy 224 Musquodoboit, NS B0N 1X0 Canada

Neighbourhood Dance Works

St. John's, NL

Neighbourhood Dance Works

St. John's, NL

Neighbourhood Dance Works (NDW) assumes an essential leadership role in the advancement of the professional milieu in our country’s most easterly province. We are the front-runner for board-based artistic programming in dance in this province, which informs our connections to artistic allies within Atlantic Canada and peers across the country. We represent the professional sector, alongside the dance service organization (DanceNL), by liaising with regional and national artists, stakeholders and presenters who contribute to NDW’s growth and resilience.

Co-Founded in 1981 by Cathy Ferri and Agnes Walsh as a performance collective, Neighbourhood Dance Works began by creating innovative dance works for stage. It later shifted its focus to presentation, introducing the first Festival of New Dance in 1990, curated by Ann Anderson. Under her direction, and subsequently that of Lois Brown, Anne Troake, Sarah Joy Stoker and now a community-based committee, the festival continues to grow each year.

Neighbourhood Dance Works’ ongoing support and development of Newfoundland choreographers and dancers has advanced the careers of many Newfoundland dance artists and has made the Festival of New Dance a major cultural highlight of the St. John’s performance season.

For more information, about NDW programs please visit: www.neighbourhooddanceworks.com

Photo Credit (Louise Moyes)

Calla Lachance, Artistic Director
PO Box 815 Stn. C St. John's, NL A1C 5L7 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

Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival

St. John's, NL

Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival

St. John's, NL

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society (NLFAS) is a charitable organization located in St. John’s, NL whose mandate is the promotion and preservation of the traditional folk arts of the province. Active since 1966, the organization presents educational and cultural events that provide artists with the opportunity to showcase their work and that engage our youth and the general public in the transmission of our intangible cultural heritage.

Our two longest running events, Folk Night at the Ship Pub and the Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival are rites of passage for up and coming folk and traditional musicians, and beloved by seasoned performers. Our support for young artists is amplified at our annual Young Folk at the Hall concert, and on the Neil Murray stage for young performers at the Festival. Our events give audiences the opportunity to engage in celebration of our traditional folk arts. Our annual Holiday Wassail is a gathering where families can sing their favourite Christmas Carols along with some of our best musicians in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our Folk Festival not only showcases great performers, but gives our audiences a chance to take part by playing along in open jam sessions, learn traditional dances, arts and crafts.

John Clarke, Events Coordinator
223 Duckworth St. Suite 206 St. John's, NL A1C 6N1 Canada

Nocturne: Art at Night

Halifax, NS

Nocturne: Art at Night

Halifax, NS

Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6 p.m.-midnight. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax. Nocturne, designed and planned by volunteers, is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax in a whole new light. The Nocturne Program Guide provides details about exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city.

The Nocturne program and map guide residents and visitors alike to a variety of exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city.

Nocturne is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization. We work on building partnerships with the city and area businesses and government organizations to bring the city access to art and wonder with no barriers.

Every year the city of Halifax partners with Nocturne and that year’s curator to bring art and artists to create fixed points for the evening. These projects echo the year’s theme and create gathering spots to which to explore the festival from.

Lindsay Cory, Chair
1546 Barrington Street Suite 104 Halifax, NS B3J 3X7 Canada

Nova Scotia Summer Fest

Antigonish, NS

Nova Scotia Summer Fest

Antigonish, NS

Nova Scotia Summer Fest is a non-profit association that has a mandate to develop Antigonish into a world-class event tourism & eco-tourism destination.

Ray Mattie
Box 50 Monastery Antigonish, NS B0H 1W0 Canada
Box 50 Monastery Antigonish, NS B0H 1W0 Canada

Osprey Arts Centre

Shelburne, NS

Osprey Arts Centre

Shelburne, NS

The Osprey Arts Centre is a full service theatre with moveable seating. It presents music (classical and popular), dance and theatre, regional, national and international. The Coastline Gallery in its lobby features curated shows by visual artists from the area. Series include the Nautilus Music and Dance Series, Bringin’ It Home sponsored by Music Nova Scotia, a Theatre series, a Youth theatre series and the annual Shelburne Writers Festival the second weekend of August. The Osprey is the performance home of local musicians and theatre groups.

The Osprey may be rented for performances as well as private rentals for conferences, weddings and banquets.

The Osprey has youth outreach programs with the high schools and the community at large, as well as offering arts day camps for youth in the summer.

Hal Brolund, Executive Director
107 Water St. Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0 Canada
P.O. Box 193 107 Water St. Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0 Canada

Paddlefest NB

St. Andrews, NB

Paddlefest NB

St. Andrews, NB

Paddlefest is a Music & Outdoor Recreation Festival in St. Andrews, New Brunswick that has taken many variations over the years but has always maintained one key element at its core; celebrating New Brunswick culture in its many forms.

Through showcasing musical and artistic talent and celebrating (and protecting) the tranquil beauty of the Bay of Fundy, Paddlefest is an annual celebration of its hometown and its province. It attracts music fans, nature lovers and those who are passionate about both.

In addition to music programming, the event often features workshops/presentations from both the music/arts and paddling/recreational sides. Community engagement is also a strong goal of the festival, with a number of free events aimed at the community at large (i.e. a community stage, an artist market, kids events, etc.)

Over the years a strong focus of the festival has been showcasing and supporting local emerging artists. Now household names, New Brunswick acts like Matt Andersen and David Myles performed at Paddlefest in small venues in their early days, and that tradition continues as a bulk of the programming is dedicated to up and coming New Brunswick artists.

Paddlefest showcases music in unique local venues and attractions, such as Kingsbrae Garden, Minister’s Island and the Paddlefest Main Stage which overlooks the St. Andrews waterfront. The quaint seaside town of St. Andrews truly comes alive with music and culture every May and the atmosphere is a warm and welcoming one.

Paddlefest is a not-for profit organization whose main objective is to offer a culturally significant event for the region that highlights the local arts, helps boost tourism and gives a positive message of inclusion, sustainability and cultural & environmental awareness.

Luke MacDonald, Artistic Director
211 Water Street St. Andrews, NB E5B 1B3 Canada

Pictou Lobster Carnival

Pictou, NS

Pictou Lobster Carnival

Pictou, NS

Established in 1934 The Pictou Lobster Carnival marks the end of the lobster season on the North Humberland shore. The carnival takes place in the historic seaside town of Pictou. The festival is a celebration of maritime culture, history and music.

Ryan Mader, Main Stage
Cathy MacKay, Downtown Jam
71 Front Street Pictou, NS B0K 1H0 Canada

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

Port Hawkesbury, NS

Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

Port Hawkesbury, NS
218 McSween Street, Unit 1 Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2J9 Canada

Prismatic Arts Festival

Halifax, NS

Prismatic Arts Festival

Halifax, NS
Raeesa Lalani, Artistic Director
P.O. Box 1603 Hfx CRO Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3 Canada

Re-Jigged Festival

Halifax, NS

Re-Jigged Festival

Halifax, NS

RE-Jigged is a festival celebrating new directions in music and dance based in the rich history of the Celtic musical tradition.

RE-JIGGED showcases and nurtures the best emerging and established local talent alongside national and international independent music and dance in the genre of “new trad” (traditional) Celtic music.

Mark Gillis, Board Member
6240 Summit Street Halifax, NS B3L 1R7 Canada

Resource Centre for the Arts

St. John's, NL

Resource Centre for the Arts

St. John's, NL

Resource Centre for the Arts is a thirty year old artist-run organization dedicated to the development, promotion and presentation of indigenous Newfoundland art and artists. It makes its home in the historic L.S.P.U. (Longshoremen’s Protective Union) Hall in the heart of the province’s capital city, St. John’s.

Suzanne Mullett, General Manager
Amy House, Artistic Animateur
3 Victoria St. St. John's, NL A1C 3V2 Canada

Riverfront Jubilee Festival

New Glasgow, NS

Riverfront Jubilee Festival

New Glasgow, NS

The Riverfront Jubilee is a three day music festival, that takes place annually on the August long weekend. The festival features regional, national, international and local performers nightly. There is a free afternoon community event, two late night stages at local bars, and a blues matinee on Sunday.

Janine Linthorne, Chair
PO BOX 7, New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E1

Riverview Arts Centre Inc.

Riverview, NB

Riverview Arts Centre Inc.

Riverview, NB

The Riverview Arts Centre, Inc. is dedicated to the vitalization of all art forms for the benefit of our society now and for future generations.

The RAC is dedicated to the cultivation of new audiences for modern and classical arts through participation, education, access, and affordable opportunities that will enable the community to experience both the creation and the final product of artistic expression.

We are devoted to fostering arts literacy within our youth and to connect school audiences with mainstream professionals.

We are committed to quality. We embrace constructive media and artistic feedback and encourage open communication with patrons and staff.

The RAC belongs to the community; a venue for its members to enjoy contemporary, classical, as well as many different genres of concerts for everyone to enjoy. Theatre, dance, poetry, literature, visual arts exhibitions and public functions, are also a big part of the events held at the Riverview Arts Centre.

Julie Hopkins, Director of Operations
Claudette Murray, President
400 Whitepine Rd. Riverview, NB E1B 4H8 Canada
PO Box 7004 Riverview, NB E1B 4T8 Canada

Rotary Arts Centre

Corner Brook, NL

Rotary Arts Centre

Corner Brook, NL

The Rotary Arts Centre Committee’s mission is to see a community Arts Centre for the city that will serve our arts and cultural producers and the public (our local community and tourists alike). Our planning envisions this facility taking the form of a centre that will house space for artists’ studios, public exhibitions, workshops, small theatre performance and rehearsal space to serve visual artists and craft persons, musicians, actors and dancers — all sectors of arts and culture that can avail of the centre — and serve the public who seeks to enjoy all of the above.

David Smallwood
5 Park Street Corner Brook, NL A2H6E1 Canada

Savoy Theatre

Glace Bay, NS

Savoy Theatre

Glace Bay, NS

Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay Nova Scotia.

Pam Leader
116 Commercial St, Glace Bay, NS
P.O. Box 339 Glace Bay, NS B1A 5V5 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

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

Small Halls Inc.

Charlottetown, PE

Small Halls Inc.

Charlottetown, PE

Small Halls Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to providing cultural entertainment and experiences to rural venues across PEI with the main production being the annual Festival of Small Halls.

The PEI MUTUAL FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS is a unique traditional music, dance and storytelling event, highlighting PEI’s Scottish, Irish and Acadian heritage. Held annually in rural community halls across the entire province of Prince Edward Island, this kickoff-to-summer festival features first-tier internationally-acclaimed musicians, dancers and storytellers from Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada and abroad.

The Festival, produced by Small Halls Inc. and presented annually in June, began in 2008 in 14 community halls and has grown to include over 40 community halls across the Island.

Our tag line claims “A truly exceptional Island experience!”

Debbie Atkinson, Festival Manager
2-161 Maypoint Road Charlottetown, PE C1E 1X6 Canada

Stan Rogers Festival

Canso, NS

Stan Rogers Festival

Canso, NS
Troy Greencorn
P.O. Box 339 Canso, NS B0H 1H0 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

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

Strathspey Performing Arts Centre

Mabou, NS

Strathspey Performing Arts Centre

Mabou, NS

Strathspey Place is a 488 soft seat theatre, nestled in amongst the hills of Cape Breton in the scenic and picturesque village of Mabou, Nova Scotia approximately 45 minutes north of the Canso Causeway on Route 19. Strathspey Place and the High school, Dalbrae Academy combine to form the Allan J. MacEachen International Academic and Cultural Centre.

The emergence of Celtic music on the world stage has led to a focus on Inverness County, Cape Breton as a major repository of pure Scottish culture. Acadian and First Nations communities complement and enrich traditional Cape Breton Island music, dance, and folklore.

The need to preserve and promote this unique and diverse cultural heritage brought community groups together to envision a facility which would be appropriate for the performance, production, and training requirements of the region. The result is the beautiful facility of Strathspey Place, officially opened in December, 2000.

Mabou, along with numerous surrounding communities, has been home to world renowned talent and The Rankin Family of Mabou is certainly a shining example of such acclaim. In honour of one of the founding members of the band and the traditional music qualities he embodied, the stage at Strathspey Place is dedicated to the memory of John Morris Rankin who passed away January 16, 2000.

Tracey MacNeil, Interim General Manager
Jim MacLean, Board Chair
P.O. Box 235 Mabou, NS B0E 1X0 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

Th’YARC Playhouse and Art Centre

Yarmouth, NS

Th’YARC Playhouse and Art Centre

Yarmouth, NS

“Th’YARC Playhouse and Arts Centre built in 1979 was the first multi-function performance centre in Southwestern Nova Scotia. With a mandate to educate, entertain and promote both the performing and visual arts, the centre provides a venue for local and visiting performers and artists including professional and amateur . The centre contains a 335 soft seat theatre complete with fly tower. The facility also features an art gallery, artist studio, etching studio, costume studio, green room, a set construction area, several dressing rooms, and administrative offices. Th’YARC operates year round with a full time staff of three and approximately 500- 600 volunteers.”

Judy Snow, Executive Director
76 Parade Street Yarmouth, NS B5A 3B4 Canada

The Stage at St Andrew’s

Halifax, NS

The Stage at St Andrew’s

Halifax, NS

The Stage at St Andrew’s is a performance and event venue as part of St Andrew’s United Church. Think fair trade for the music industry. That’s us. This is about the performers and the people who love their stuff. We want to provide music lovers an opportunity to access locally made music and culivate a connection with the artists who provide it. This is not driven by money. This is driven by music. From our perspective, it is about bringing community together. Why not bring Queer Punk and Traditional Gaelic artists on the same stage together? Artists and audiences will open themselves up to new voices. They’ve got their fans and we have the place where they can come together. Our venue is creating community for musicians, and bringing the community to them as well. We’re not trying to take over the local neighbourhood music venues, they are already doing fabulous things. We want to join them!

Jocelyn MacLean, Promotions Manager

The Tuckamore Festival

St. John's, NL

The Tuckamore Festival

St. John's, NL
Krista Vincent, General Manager
P.O. Box 23203 Churchill Square St. John's, NL A1B 4J9 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

Under the Spire Music Festival

Indian River, PE

Under the Spire Music Festival

Indian River, PE

Presented by the Confederation Bridge, Under the Spire Music Festival (USMF) offers a summer long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church located in in Kataganek, Prince Edward Island. The internationally recognized Festival has been twice named by the Globe and Mail as one of the best summer music festivals in Canada and presents outstanding performances from a dynamic mix of some of the biggest names in Canadian music and exciting emerging talents. Now entering its 26th season in 2022, this summer-long festival attracts thousands of music lovers annually to the acoustically perfect Historic St. Mary’s, idyllically set overlooking beautiful Malpeque Bay, to experience the very best in folk, blues, jazz, classical, traditional, contemporary, and world music. 

 

Lindsay Connolly, Executive Director
1374 Hamilton Road Indian River, PE C0B 1M0 Canada
http://www.underthespire.ca

Vogue Group

Miramichi, NB

Vogue Group

Miramichi, NB

The Vogue Group is a community of those who are interested in the promotion, exhibition and proliferation of the arts in Miramichi generally and at the Vogue venue specifically.

Victor Somers, Director
87 Church St Miramichi, NB E1N 1T7 Canada

Writers at Woody Point

Norris Point, NL

Writers at Woody Point

Norris Point, NL

Writers at Woody Point literary festival in Woody Point, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland had its inaugural season in 2004. The festival is organized and presented by Friends of Writers at Woody Point and, each year, has played to sold-out audiences. This August, as in the past, the event will be hosted by CBC Radio’s Shelagh Rogers, host of “The Next Chapter” a show about Canadian writing and writers.

The lovely and historic western Newfoundland village of Woody Point, on the south shore of Bonne Bay, is surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of Gros Morne National Park. Writers, artists and scientists are drawn here from around the world. Home-grown talent runs deep, too – in art, craft, music and award-winning architectural restoration. In the heart of the community stands the Woody Point Heritage Theatre, built in 1908. Owners Charlie and Joan Payne have carefully restored and renewed this cherished village feature, which has been the lively home of community dances, suppers, meetings, plays and concerts over the years.

Now this unique part of the cultural heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador also provides the stage and setting for the annual Writers at Woody Point events. Firmly rooted in Newfoundland literature, which is itself wildly acclaimed across Canada and internationally, the festival attracts both writers from abroad and those nurtured here at home. They come to Woody Point to read their work to hospitable audiences of villagers and visitors – sell-out crowds, in fact. Here the authors can also connect with other writers over dinner and drinks or on a hike into the pristine hills. And they can soak up the area’s own creative talent at exhibits of art and crafts, musical performances and impromptu after-hours celebrations that combine jam sessions, dancing and lots of laughter.

Diana Chisholm, Executive Director
P.O. Box 290 Norris Point, NL A0K 3V0 Canada

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