Registration for Showcase 2020 is NOW OPEN!
Showcase 2020 is happening on April 8 and 9 at the ANNEX!
The ArtStarts Showcase is an inspiring event for school and community arts programmers interested in booking artistic 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 relevant.
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
Attend both days: $472.50
Attend one day: $315
Registration includes lunch and refreshments for coffee breaks.
Payments will be collected via PayPal. If you are unable to process your payments via PayPal please connect with Hannah Jarvis (email@example.com).
Skwachays Lodge – Aboriginal Hotel and Gallery
29/31 West Pender | 4 Stars
To book call Maggie Edwards at 1-888-998-0797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention ArtStarts to receive the discounted rate.
We are committed to providing students with relevant and impactful arts-based experiences in their schools and consider intentional representation of marginalized artists an important part of this commitment. In order to increase representation, we are seeking to prioritize Showcase applications from these under-represented groups:
We're excited to present over 20 shows never seen before at Showcase that will also be available to book for the 2020-21 school year. Here are some of the artists we will be Showcasing:
Candy Bones Theatre
Karima Essa - Bollywood Star
Queer Songbook Orchestra - NEW to ArtStarts!
Vancouver Opera - NEW to ArtStarts!
Wild Mint Arts - NEW to ArtStarts!
More will be announced in the new year!
Want to know more about the experience of attending Showcase? Read our blog to find feedback from some of our delegates who attended this past year.
Showcase Delegate Feedback