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.

Who We Are

The Atlantic Presenters’ Association is:

  • a member-based arts service organization
  • a multidisciplinary network of performing arts presenters
  • an organization that offers programs and services to presenters across the Atlantic Region

Our Agreements

  • Every person in the Atlantic region deserves access to performing arts.
  • Sharing meaningful experiences through live performances helps to build inclusive communities.
  • Working together in a respectful, supportive, generous way strengthens everyone and allows for our members’ development.
  • 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 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.
  • If you would like to report an incident that happened at an APA event, please use this form or email Laurie Gillis, Executive Director, or Lisa Gleave, Director of Operations.

Our Members

  • connect artists and audiences 
  • bring live performing arts experiences to the Atlantic region
  • include but are not limited to performing arts centres, theatres, festivals, community and volunteer presenters, universities, symphonies, and municipalities 

Our Vision

A diverse, healthy, equitable and sustainable performing arts sector.

Our Purpose

  • To be a connector, helping performing artists and presenters bring a wide range of experiences into communities.
  • To provide our members with opportunities to learn about accessibility, equity, and social justice in support of equitable, respectful, and engaging experiences and spaces.
  • To provide our members with education and knowledge to assist in skill development. 
  • To connect members in support of a respectful, equitable, innovative, and generous performing arts sector in the region.