BCTC News February 2018

Pacific Contact 2018 News
Nominate Youth for The Next 10 Legacy
AEA: On the Road Workshop, Feb. 17-18, Victoria
AEA: Onstage Success Workshop, May 26-27, New Westminster
AEA: Warming up the Act Funding

Industry News
Apply to Showcase

Pacific Contact is BCTC’s annual trade show and booking conference for performing arts touring in BC. The conference includes showcases, a Contact Room (trade show), workshops, professional development and networking opportunities and more!

Register Early & Save 
To register for Pacific Contact 2018, visit our website.
Register on or before March 16 to save. Rates increase on March 17 by $50.

Rewards for Registering Early: We have a Winner! 
Congratulations to Cameron Smillie of Canada’s Ballet Jorgen. Cameron won the draw for three free nights at the conference hotel for registering before January 19.

Professional Development Intensive at Pacific Contact: A Shifting Landscape
FREE Registration for BCTC Members

Thursday, April 5 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
For the 2018 PDI, we wish to explore our commitment to diversity and how to plan outreach and engagement strategies with Indigenous and culturally diverse communities in the touring and presenting sector in British Columbia. To ensure maximum participation of BCTC members, there will be no fee for the PDI Intensive this year.

BCTC invites you to attend A Shifting Landscape with Chris Creighton-Kelly & France Trépanier. This practical, intensive, 5-hour journey will explore how changes in the arts environment influence the performing arts in BC. Using three modules, France and Chris delve into the complex issues of colonial history, presentation protocols and Indigenous performance practices — both customary and contemporary.  You do not have to attend Pacific Contact to register for the PDI session.
Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. Space is limited. To register, visit our website.
Special thanks to our PDI sponsor, The Port Theatre.

Conference Hotel Filling Up: Book your Room Today! 
For rates and contact information for the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown conference hotel, visit our website. Book by March 9 to get conference rates.

2018 Showcase Artists: For a list of showcase artists, visit our website.

Conference Schedule at a Glance
The conference kicks off on Thursday, April 5 with a professional development intensive, network meetings, an opening reception and, an evening showcase.
A schedule at a glance is available on our website.

Book Now! Pacific Contact Sponsorship 
We still have a number of fantastic opportunity to promote, profile and put your name in front of key people in the arts and cultural industries. For information or to reserve, visit our website or contact us.

Book your Ad in Pacific Contact Program
Take advantage of this opportunity to announce a new show or upcoming tour, to highlight artists on your roster or to promote an upcoming event. For information about ads, visit our website.

Deadline for Nominations Approaching:
Next 10 Legacy: Nominate a youth to attend Pacific Contact 2018

BCTC Members are invited to nominate a youth to participate in The Next 10 Legacy. Youth who are eligible will receive a complimentary registration (with meals) and up to $500 to support travel and accommodation to attend Pacific Contact. Details including about how to nominate are available on our website. Deadline to nominate is February 23.

Job Postings: Postings are free for BCTC Members! Visit our website for more information or contact us.

 The Aspiring, Emerging Artists Initiative is a project of the BCTC. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Province of BC and the BC Arts Council.

SOLD OUT! On the Road Touring Workshop, Victoria, February 17-18
The next workshop for aspiring, emerging performing artists takes place on Saturday, February 17 & Sunday, February 18 in Victoria.

BCTC’s Onstage Success Workshop with Tom Jackson, May 26-27, New Westminster: Registration starts in March! 
Author of Tom Jackson’s Live Music Method and the All Roads Lead to the Stage DVD series, Tom Jackson is uniquely talented and skilled at transforming an artist’s live show into a magical experience for the audience; helping artists at every level create a live show that is engaging. Registration for the workshop will begin this March.

Deadline March 2: Apply to Warming up the Act Funding Program
Warming Up the Act provides funding to BC presenters to engage aspiring, emerging BC artists as openers for main stage artists/acts presented as part of a series or season. Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis up to March 2. For information or to apply, visit our website or contact the program coordinator.


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