Members and staff of the Atlantic Presenters Association live and work on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik, Passamaquoddy, Beothuk, Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan.


As a member based arts service organization, the Atlantic Presenters Association delivers programs and services to presenters across the Atlantic Region. We are a network of performing arts presenters made up of multidisciplinary organizations that connect artists and audiences including performing arts centres, theatres, festivals, community and volunteer presenters, universities, symphonies and municipalities.  All of our members bring live performing arts experiences to Atlantic Canadians in every corner of the region.


  • To facilitate the presentation of professional, quality live performances by our members.
  • To encourage the presentation of and engagement with diverse art forms among members.
  • To increase access to professional work by equity-seeking groups (women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people with physical disabilities or mental health challenges.)
  • To provide spaces for a vital exchange of best practices and ideas.

Respectful Events & Spaces

We, the Atlantic Presenters Association (members, board and staff) agree that we commit to contributing to a space that is accessible and free from oppression, harassment, and discrimination. At this gathering, 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 racismwhite supremacysexismheterosexism and cissexismhomophobia / queerphobia and transphobia, sizeismableismageism, or physical and sexual violence and harassment.


Together, we are at the vanguard of enriching the lives of Atlantic Canadians and building vibrant, inclusive communities through shared live performance experiences.

Guiding Principles

  • Working together in a supportive, collegial, generous way strengthens everyone.
  • A safe, supportive, enriching, collaborative environment allows for rich personal and professional development.
  • Every community in Atlantic Canada deserves a rich cultural life.
  • Communities deserve to have access to their own local curatorial voice.
  • Peer exchanges on our business practices validate and elevate our shared professionalism as presenters and APA validates our profession to the broader performing arts eco-system