The ArtStarts Showcase is Western Canada's most important performing arts showcase for school and community arts programmers interested in booking performances for young audiences.
From dancers and storytellers to musicians and theatre groups, the range of performing artists presented at the ArtStarts Showcase always proves to be diverse, engaging and of the highest calibre.
Our next event will take place on February 26-27, 2018 in Vancouver, BC.
Showcase is a meeting of community arts advocates, which is very important for my understanding and our district's focus on culture, creativity and education. Showcase Delegate
I always leave feeling inspired. I love connecting with like-minded colleagues from around the province. Showcase Delegate
It is wonderful to have a structure that allows the connection between artists and school district representatives to enhance arts understandings in the school. Showcase Delegate
Showcase helps me feel connected to the greater arts community. Showcase Delegate
Showcase is a perfect opportunity to discover diverse performers and allows us to cater to the individual needs of schools and community. Showcase Delegate
Ensuring that there are high quality performance arts groups available to provide enrichment opportunities for students is absolutely vital to the health of our education system. Showcase Delegate
It is incredible to have the opportunity to see and meet the performing artists. Showcase Delegate
Showcases were diverse, culturally represented, creative and energetic. It was a venue for rich conversations to take place. Showcase Delegate
I found the showcases re-energizing in that my own creative process received a kickstart and I had a million ideas racing through my mind. Showcase Delegate
I loved learning from others who share the same passion for championing the arts, from class to district level. Showcase Delegate
The ArtStarts Showcase is your opportunity to discover talented performing artists available to tour BC schools and communities. It is also your chance to discover more ways to activate creative learning for young people and connect with fellow arts champions from across BC.Educators, administrators and community presenters interested in booking performances for young people are invited to attend. Delegates include school district arts contacts and community arts programmers who facilitate bringing performances for young audiences into local schools or theatres.
The countdown has begun to ArtStarts Showcase 2018. In response to your feedback, we are evolving our programming for artists and for delegates.
How will it be different from last year?
Why do you need to be here?
This year, the keynote speaker is YOU. We are looking for five inspiring arts champions to present an engaging talk (six minutes in total) providing insight on why art is essential for young people. Could this be you? If so, tell us your story!
Opening Reception in the Contact Room
The Contact Room is an opportunity for presenters to meet ArtStarts’ Artists on Tour. Participating artists will have table displays and be available to answer questions and share more details about their artistic practices and their touring performances for the 2018-19 school year.
A reception will also be in the Contact Room. Come join the fun and enjoy a delightful glass of wine, delicious canapés and prizes! This will be a wonderful opportunity to mingle with artists, peers and the ArtStarts team.
Monday, February 26, 2018, from 4pm to 6pm, at Pyatt Hall located on the second floor of the VSO School of Music in Vancouver.