IN THIS ISSUE
Pacific Contact 2013 Showcase Applications Now Online
Community Presenters Assistance (CPA) – Deadline June 30th
Arts On Tour
Job Opportunities On BCTC Website
Showcase Application for the 37th Pacific Contact April 5 – 7, 2013 is now online.
Deadline is June 30th, 2012A total of 175 applications will be accepted. Don’t wait to the deadline to get your application in. Apply early!
Community Presenters Assistance
Community Presenters Assistance Application forms are ready for download for the 2012-2013 season (for performances happening between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013). CPA is a program of the BC Arts Council and is administered by the BC Touring Council.
Requests to Honourable James Moore to reinstate Canadian Heritage financial support to the BC Touring Council have been turned down. The Minister’s reply to BCTC Chair Margo Gram and others writing support letters on behalf of BCTC state that in accordance with government’s ongoing goal to fund projects that identify and deliver measurable, tangible results; that contribute to program objectives; provide the best value for money; and meet the needs of Canadians and since the total demand for Canadian Arts Presenters Funding (CAPF) exceeds available resources, only those projects that best meet these criteria can be deemed eligible for support.
The Minister encouraged BCTC to continue working with Canadian Heritage department officials in developing future projects. BCTC responded to that invitation and has applied to the CAPF program for 2013 and 2014. BCTC wishes to thank all those who signed our online petition. The over 800 signatures included some wonderful testimonials and comments which confirm the valuable role BCTC plays in the touring and presenting sector.
ArtsOnTour website at www.artsontour.com is a great one-stop shopping for booking seasons & series and your plans for upcoming tours. This comprehensive website has agent roster, full contact information and descriptions, genre specific and family and adult classifications and video and audio links. www.artsontour.com
Margo Gram Cultural Services Manager at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver retires June 1st after many years of service. The board and staff and all the members of the BC Touring Council wish Margo the best for her future endeavours, which for those of us who know Margo, know she will remain active and involved in her many passions in Arts, Culture and Recreation. Margo remains Chair of BCTC through to the next Annual General Meeting in 2013.
Bravo Margo! Thanks for your work and commitment to the presenting and touring sector.
Ontario Council of Folk Festival News – showcase, conference news, upcoming grant deadlines and more – www.ocff.ca
Fall Contact Events – Check out the many Canadian and US Contact Events in the Helpful Links section.
CITT Rendez-vous 2012 Annual Conference and Trade Show in London Ontario – Online Registration.