Overview of Pacific Contact

What is Pacific Contact?

Pacific Contact is the BC Touring Council’s annual showcase and booking conference for the performing arts. It includes artist showcases, a contact room (tradeshow area with tables of artists and agent/managers), workshops, networking and hospitality.
Pacific Contact 2018 is 4 days from  April 5 to April 8 2018. The conference activities (workshop/networking, hospitality,contact room, meals, accommodation) takes place at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby, BC. The showcases are at the Shadbolt Centre for the ArtsView Maps.

Who comes to Pacific Contact?

Delegates to the conference come from BC, across Canada and the US. They include performing arts and school presenters, festivals, facility managers, artists and agents/managers and government funding partners and industry representatives. On average, Pacific Contact attracts 250 delegates each year.

Why Do Delegates Come to Pacific Contact?

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Presenters come to Pacific Contact to book performances for their communities, organizations, schools, festivals and facilities. They come to the showcases at Pacific Contact to experience artists “live – on stage”. They get to see who is in the marketplace and the level of artistry available for touring. Artists, Agents and Managers come to sell their shows and book tours and to network with colleagues. Everyone comes for professional development, workshops, networking opportunities, hospitality, special meetings, presentations and fun!

Showcases at Pacific Contact

Juried showcases are 15 minutes long at Pacific Contact. Music, Dance, Theatre and Variety acts are showcased for delegates who book for both adult and family audiences. There are approximately 28 juried showcases.

Short 5-Minute Showcases – “Short 5’s” at Pacific Contact 2018 – In 2018 artists who are registered as a Type 1 delegates (with table in the contact room) can apply for 1 of 24 short 5-minute showcases during the Pacific Contact conference. See details at: