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ArtStarts Showcase

Are you an artist interested in reaching new audiences by bringing your touring performance or workshop to schools? Do you want to inspire young people to learn about the world and themselves through the arts?  

Apply to the ArtStarts Showcase - an event that highlights new opportunities for school and community arts programmers invested in booking performing artists for young audiences. Successful applicants will join the ArtStarts Artists on Tour Directory and be supported to tour schools across BC.

Additional benefits include:

  • An integrated booking service to facilitate school tours
  • A marketing platform to share your work suited for young audiences
  • Professional development opportunities to continue to expand your practice and connect with peers and mentors

The ArtStarts Showcase will be presented on April 8 and 9, 2020. Approximately 30 artists across disciplines will present a sample of their touring performance or workshop followed by a Q&A. 

Please note: In order to be considered for Showcase, the show you are applying with cannot have showcased before. We are only accepting applications from new artists or new shows.

What’s Next?

Please read through the Showcase 2020 Application Guidelines to familiarize yourself with the eligibility, criteria, applications process & more.

How to Apply!

Applications to perform in the ArtStarts Showcase 2020 are open until October 28, 2019. 


Apply to Showcase



performances booked in 200 communities across British Columbia.

April 8-9, 2020

ArtStarts Showcase

October 28, 2019

Showcase Applications Close

Apply to Showcase 2020

Applications close Oct 28, 2019

Showcase Guidelines 2020

Find details on eligibility, criteria, applications & more

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Get in Touch

Pavan Thind
Program Manager
604.336.0626 ext 105