Pacific Contact – Online – Register Now!
Hilton Hotel at Metrotown – Official Hotel & Conference Centre
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
Pre-Conference Professional Development
Silent Auction Fundraiser – Contribute Now!
In-Conference Workshops, Meetings & Networking
2012 Arts On Tour Website Directory
Member & Industry News
Pacific Contact March 30-April 1, 2012 – Register Now! Price increases March 5th – Join artists, presenters and networks in 4 short weeks when we’re back for the 36th annual Pacific Contact. Come for a day or stay for 3! Online registration, showcase line-up, schedules and other conference information is available at http://bctouring.org/pacific-contact
Hilton Vancouver (Metrotown) Conference Hotel – Don’t miss out. Secure your room booking now. If you plan to stay at the conference hotel you need to call and book your reservation as soon as possible. By Telephone: Each individual guest must make his or her own reservations by calling the hotel directly at (604) 438-1200. Please identify yourself with the conference as: BC TOURING COUNCIL – PACIFIC CONTACT. For full details including online booking go to http://bctouring.org/pacific-contact/hotel-information
Advertising and Sponsorship – Deadline for Program Guide March 5th These opportunities are a great way to increase exposure for you or your organization. It also shows your strong support for the BC Touring Council, our programs and services and helps offset the cost of many aspects of Pacific Contact. Information for both can be found online at:
Pre-Conference Professional Development – Thursday, March 29th Filling Up Fast!
Limited Seating so register now!
Is Sustainability Sustainable? A live Teleconference workshop with Alan Brown of WolfBrown facilitated by Jerry Yoshitomi.
Why are some arts groups able to persevere – and even thrive – when they are chronically “under-capitalized” and perpetually on the brink of extinction? On the other hand, why are well-established, large institutions with sizable endowments filing for bankruptcy? What, besides strong finances, does sustainability require? Is it possible that financial security actually deters sustainability?
In a thought provoking, all-in participatory workshop, you’ll assess current conditions, discuss new methods, and begin drafting your Sustainability Work plan. To encourage teamwork within an organization, the registration fee provides for two people from an organization to attend for one fee. Face to face work sessions, inspired by live online presentations. Join colleagues for a full day of professional development and networking. For more details and registration go http://bctouring.org/pacific-contact/professional-development-day
Silent Auction Fundraiser at Pacific Contact – A Few Of Your Favorite Things – Baskets and Booze! So this year we invite you to consider donating a few of your favorite things… maybe a basket of your best homemade jams and jellies alongside one of your favorite bottles of wine. Maybe there’s a fantastic micro-brewery or coffee roaster in your community that you wish to pair with chocolate or crackers, or cheese or dried fruit or soaps and jewelry. Whatever you fancy! If you don’t’ want to mix and match don’t worry because our top-notch auction team is ready to put baskets together from items donated. To make contributing your auction items simple for you, please visit the following live link:
Showcase Schedules – and fabulous line-up at Pacific Contact can be found at:
Real-Time – Conversations Saturday, March 31st, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
No fooling around. Back by popular demand the Real-Time conversations are becoming a mainstay of Pacific Contact. These 15 simultaneous conversations over 1.5 hours repeated in short ½ hour increments are a great way to share expertise on a variety of subjects.
In-Conference Workshops, Meetings & Networking – Whether it’s meeting with others from your region, sharing your success stories, gathering information and knowledge in Real Time Conversations or staying up way too late having fun in the hospitality suite, there’s hardly a dull moment at Pacific Contact. Check into the Schedule At A Glance for regular updates at
See the amazing variety of Artists and Agents from across North America who are interested in touring in B.C., Alberta and the Pacific North West. There’s still time to be included. Go to http://www.artsontour.com/
BCTC Membership Renewal for 2012
For those who have renewed membership or if you are a new member, welcome! For those of you who have allowed your membership to lapse, please consider the benefits and support the BC Touring Council. For full information and online registration please visit http://bctouring.org/about/membership
As a service to BCTC members you can list your job postings on our site. Check out new listings at http://bctouring.org/resources/job-opportunities
MEMBER & INDUSTRY NEWS
New Performing Arts Co-ordinator at OSAC – BCTC welcomes Skip Taylor as the new performing arts co-ordinator for The Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC). Skip has been involved in the music industry in Alberta and Saskatchewan for over 20 years including HMV and for many years was the Saskatchewan Sales and Promotion Representative for Universal Music Canada. Skip also has been an long time advocate for Saskatchewan, and Canadian, artists including serving on the volunteer board for SaskMusic and being part of their education and mentorship program. Skip can be reached at (306) 586- 1253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Reports from Hills Strategies – Cultural facilities / infrastructure. Canadians’ participation in arts, culture and heritage and Arts Attendance and Participation
Showcase Applications Available
Apply to Perform at the 2012 Western Arts Alliance Juried Showcase – Western Arts Alliance (WAA) is accepting applications from performing artists, companies, or their agents for its Juried Showcase Program now through April 2, 2012. The Juried Showcase is a core component of the 2012 WAA Annual Conference – the largest booking conference in the West – and will take place on September 6 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Denver, Colorado. The NCPA houses two beautiful venues perfect for showcasing all genres of performance: proscenium stage Gates Concert Hall will highlight theatre, amplified music and dance; while Hamilton Recital Hall is a chamber musician’s dream – complete with a Steinway concert grand and pipe organ.You do not need to be a member to apply!Download the Application/Learn More: http://bit.ly/12WAAJuriedShowcaseAppFAQ. Application Deadline: April 2, 2012. Application Fee: $65 | Showcase Fee: $635. Contact WAA: www.westarts.org | 503-274-4729
I WANT TO SHOWCASE – Contact East, Ontario Contact, and Alberta Showcase present an easier way for performing artists to apply for showcases. Through this joint showcase application, you now have the opportunity to apply for one or more conferences online. Yes, all in one place and online. http://iwanttoshowcase.ca/
Arts Northwest – The online Juried Showcase application is now open at www.artsnw.org. Apply today for consideration as a showcase artist or ensemble for the 32nd Annual Northwest Booking Conference in Boise, Idaho, October 15-18, 2012