Bring the best performing artists for young audiences into your school or community!
ArtStarts' Artists on Tour Directory features over 90 professional artists available to tour in BC, representing a wide range of artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. ArtStarts provides a convenient, cost-effective service to book touring artists into your space. Our Booking and Touring team is here to assist you!
Browse the full directory of artists below—or search by name, artistic discipline or speciality. If you've already booked an artist, use this directory to access information about their performance.
To discover talent in person, be sure to attend our annual ArtStarts Showcase!
ArtStarts in Schools invites performing artists from all disciplines—theatre, music, dance, storytelling, interdisciplinary and more—to apply to perform at our annual ArtStarts Showcase and be positioned to tour BC schools.
Artists accepted to perform at the ArtStarts Showcase will also be listed in the Artists on Tour Directory, an annual resource (print and online) produced by ArtStarts that features listings of professional artists available to perform in urban, rural and remote regions across BC. This resource is accessed by schools and districts across the province who book performances through ArtStarts' Booking and Touring service. Last year, ArtStarts booked approximately 2,000 performances in 200 communities across BC.
Ever wonder what a day in the life of a touring artist is like? Watch this video to see how a performance positively impacts artists, teachers students and community.
Our next application process will open Summer 2018 with an October 2018 deadline.