On The Road Touring & Training Workshops

How to Register

Deadline to Register: Monday, March 21, 2016
Space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis.

There is no fee to register for the workshop but we ask all participants to join BCTC’s membership. As part of the registration process, you will automatically prompted to join membership and submit payment. Please see Step 1 to join.

The workshop is intended to serve young, emerging artists interested in enhancing their knowledge about touring. For the purposes of this workshop, young, emerging artists are those ages 18 to 34 years of age. An emerging artist is someone who’s in the early stage of his or her career, but who hasn’t yet established a solid reputation. Ideally, participants would have some touring experience, although this is not required.

Priority for attendance will be given to young, emerging artists and those who did not attend the workshop in Kelowna in November 2015. Priority will also be given to those attending the workshop on both days. We reserve the right to limit attendance based on available space and based on our intended audience.

1) Step 1 – Join membership & register

Join BCTC’s membership by completing this on-line form as part of the registration process. A payment of $57.50 (including GST) will be required. Note: If you are an organization/group/band, you pay only one membership fee (we do not require all individuals in an organization/group/band to join).

Registration is now closed

As the person completing the membership form, you will complete the primary registration form. If you are an individual artist attending, you will have finished the registration process and will receive a confirmation of your membership and registration by email. If you plan to send more than one person from a group/organization/band to the workshop, please see Step 2. There is no fee to register additional participants.


2) Step 2 – Additional registrants for groups/organizations/bands

If you are a group/band/organization and are planning to send more than one person to the workshop, you are required to fill out a registration form for each person attending. There is no fee to register additional participants.

Registration is now closed

Important Information

Please read prior to completing your registration form

About Pitch or Perform Sessions

As part of the registration process, we ask the primary registrant if you/your group/organization/band would be interested in participating in the Pitch or Perform sessions. There are two sessions, one on the first day and one on the second day.

There will be a limited number of opportunities to pitch or perform. Five minute pitch or performs are often featured at industry events and are a great way to break into new markets and/or to learn the art of self-promotion. Buyers (aka presenters) at industry/Contact events attend these sessions to learn about new artists, hear about an agency’s roster or to sample your work.

The pitch or performs are no tech/low tech affair. We are strict about your 5 minutes and you should be aware that your set up is part of your pitch or perform time. We suggest that you bring what you need and one of our technicians will be on hand to assist. At the workshop, once you have done your pitch or perform you will receive verbal, constructive feedback from our group of trainers. More information will be sent to you once we confirm your participation.

About Travel Subsidies – How to qualify

A limited number of travel subsidies are available to registrants. Please read how to qualify (below) before registering. Applicants must indicate their need for a subsidy on the registration form (leaving the field blank does not constitute a request).

Priority for a travel subsidy will be given to emerging artists living and working outside of the Metro Vancouver region on a first-come, first-serve basis. A limited number of subsidies are available. Participants who receive subsidy for Kelowna are not eligible to receive a subsidy for the workshop in Metro Vancouver. We cannot offer subsidies to artists living or working outside of BC.

For a BCTC regional map, click here. Distance/mileage will be calculated using Distance Charts.

North Region: up to $500 per artist/band/organization
South East: up to $300 per artist/band/organization
South Central: up to $150 per artist/band/organization
*South West: up to $100 per artist/band/organization
Vancouver Island: up to $250 per artist/band/organization

*Note subsidies are only available to those living a minimum of 75 kms one way from Vancouver.

To qualify for a subsidy

Applicants must attend the workshops on both days in order to be eligible. A request for a subsidy does not guarantee a subsidy nor do we guarantee the full amount of a subsidy. Subsidies should be used to cover mileage, air, ferry and parking expenses.

Event coordinators will confirm your subsidy within two weeks after receiving your registration. The total amount eligible depends on the number of subsidies requested, the number of people travelling, distance travelled, method of travel and estimated costs. We cannot offer reimbursement for meals or other expenses. Participants are expected to contribute to the costs to attend i.e. not request reimbursement for 100% of the total. Subsidy cheques will be issued with 14 days following the workshop to the address on your registration form.


Please contact us if you have questions about registration or other questions.

Sheryl McGraw
Program Coordinator, Aspiring & Emerging Artists Touring & Training Initiative
BC Touring Council
T: (Direct): 604-253-2726 sheryl@bctouring.org

Shelly Vida
Assistant Coordinator, On the Road Touring & Training Workshops
BC Touring Council
T: Direct: 250-863-1354 shelly@bctouring.org


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