Bring the best performing artists for young audiences into your school or community!
ArtStarts' provides students equitable access to artistic experiences that are relevant, representative, and integrated into their learning. The Artists on Tour Directory features over 90 performing artists available to tour in BC, representing a wide range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds. We facilitate this process through a convenient booking service for schools across the province. 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!
Our Booking and Touring Commitment
- We have staff in office Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm who are able to assist you with bookings via email, or telephone.
- We aim to reply to all requests within 48 hours. For requests that are more complex we will advise you of approximately how much longer we require to respond. If we are unable to fulfill your request we will offer suitable alternatives
- We are committed to offering the same service to all presenters and districts in the province
Performance and workshop listings for the 2020-21 school year are now available to view. We are still in the process of setting up our new booking system but you are welcome to see what's new for the upcoming school year.
**We have been experiencing issues with our email correspondence going to spam. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. If you are expecting an email from ArtStarts, please check your spam folder or add us to your address book to keep our emails going to your inbox. Thank you for your patience and support.**
Apply to renew your listing with Artists on Tour Directory for the 2019-20 school year.
ArtStarts has been going through a lot of big changes and for the first time, we will be reviewing applications by artists who are renewing their directory listing for the 2019-2020 school year. This means that rather than automatically renewing your directory listing, we will be taking a look at your application with an eye to some criteria outlined below. This change is driven by our organization’s commitment to cultural safety and desire to actively addressing cultural appropriation on our directory.
As many of you also know, the province is rolling out a revised school curriculum, and in keeping with our dedication to arts integrated learning and we want to make sure that we are best serving young people in BC by providing Arts opportunities that are in line with the new curriculum.
If you wish to renew your subscription with ArtStarts for the 2019-2020 school year, please fill out the linked form below with all of your listing details. If you would like to add a new show or wish to change your fees or audience capacity, now is your opportunity. If your art practice is culturally specific please include in the show description your relationship to this culture and/or what work you have done to make sure you are engaging with the culture in a meaningful and appropriate way.
Please fill out the renewal form and send it back to us by Jan 9th at 11:59PM. We will then review each form and let you know if you have been accepted for renewal by January 18th. At that time we will provide information regarding the Artist Service Agreement, Criminal Record Checks, and payments.
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.